'Requiem for the Enslaved', Carlos's debut album on Decca, out now.

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

– Los Angeles Times

“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 young composer on the rise, with an ear for social justice."
–NPR Music

Carlos Simon is a GRAMMY-nominated 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



June 2-3, 2023

Omaha Symphony

Holland Center
Omaha, NE

CARLOS SIMON: Fate Now Conquers

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto

MAHLER: Symphony No. 5

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June 4, 2023


Zellerbach Hall
Berkeley, CA

WANG: "Lotus Prayer"
SIMON: "Portrait of a Queen"
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: "Scheherazade"

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