“Simon refashions musical history as excitable new realms with an unmistakable musical purpose essential for our times.”

– Los Angeles Times

Carlos signs to Decca, announces release of 'Requiem for the Enslaved' June 17

“Carlos Simon’s propulsive and galvanizing ​“Fate Now Conquers” nodded to Beethoven, but on his own brazen terms.”

– new York Times

About Carlos Simon

Carlos Simon is a composer, curator and activist. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, his compositions range from concert music for large and small ensembles to film scores with influences of jazz, gospel, and neo-romanticism. Simon is the Composer-in-Residence for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Latest Album


Requiem for the Enslaved

June 17, 2022

Carlos' debut album for Decca features a new work for spoken word, ensemble and piano honours the passing of the people bought and sold by university founders during the slave trade years

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“A modern major composer: an artist whose windows are thrown wide open to the world, and whose musical scope of late lands like a grand panorama of American life.”

– The Washington Post



May 20, 21, 22, 2022

Fate Now Conquers

Orchestral Hall Detroit
Detroit, MI
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May 20, 21, 22, 2022

An Elegy: A Cry from the Grave

Houston Symphony
Jones Hall

Juraj Valčuha

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Carlos Simon