"New Album 'Together' on Decca Classics, first single Out Now."

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

'Together', Decca Classics, with first single 'Near the Cross' 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



September 8, 2023

Together is a 10-track project that collates and celebrates the multifaceted layers of Carlos Simon's personality, upbringing, and musical understanding, featuring original compositions, improvisations, and arrangements. The album features performances from Carlos as well as some of his closest friends and collaborators, highlighting the joy of shared music-making. Together was released on September 8, 2023 on Decca Classics.

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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



September 23, 2023

NSO Season Opening Gala

The Kennedy Center
Washington, DC

Carlos Simon: Fate Now Conquers

Edward Elgar: Introduction and Allegro

Modest Mussorgsky/Maurice Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

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September 23, 2023

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

Ford Hall
Ithaca, NY

CARLOS SIMON: Fate Now Conquers

RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G minor

       Xak Bjerken, Piano

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, Pastorale

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