'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 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

Recordings

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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Works

Featured

“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

Schedule

Upcoming

August 15, 16, 2022

The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson

GlimmerGlass Festival
Cooperstown, NY

Denyce Graves

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August 18, 2022

Portrait of a Queen

LA Philharmonic
Hollywood Bowl

Joseph Young

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Carlos Simon