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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June 11, 2023

Ojai Music Festival

Greenberg Center, Ojai Valley School lower campus
Ojai, CA

A complete performance of Carlos Simon’s cycle Between Worlds, four solo string works placed in visual context by the remarkable paintings of Bill Traylor (ca. 1853-1949), chronicling nearly a century of Black American life

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June 16, 2023

Lond Island Wind Ensemble

Commack Middle School
Commack, NY

Concert programme includes Carlos Simon - Amen!

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June 16-18, 2023

Kansas City Symphony

Kauffmann Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City, MO


LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3  

IGOR STRAVINSKY Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

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June 29-30, 2023

Colorado Music Festival

Chautauqua Auditorium
Boulder, CO

Carlos Simon, “Motherboxx Connection” from Tales: A Folklore Symphony for orchestra (2021

Max Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor

Modest Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)

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July 1, 2023

NOI Philharmonic

Dekelboum Concert Hall
College Park, MD

NOI+F Music Director Marin Alsop closes our 2023 festival by combining powerful works by Carlos Simon and Jennifer Higdon, two of today’s leading compositional voices with Johannes Brahms’ first symphony.

Simon: Fate Now Conquers
Higdon: Duo Duel
Brahms: Symphony No.1

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July 8 2023

Chicago Philharmonic

Ravinia Park Chicago
Chicago, IL

National Seminario Ravinia Orchestra

Chicago Philharmonic

Jonathan Rush, Lead Seminario Conductor

Marin Alsop, conductor

Programme includes Carlos Simon's Motherboxx Connection

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August 2, 2023

Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra

Benedict Music Tent, Aspen Music Festival
Aspen, CO

See the conducting stars of tomorrow in these engaging concerts where student conductors rotate between conducting a movement of a work, or playing in the orchestra. Program Director and AMFS Music Director Robert Spano observes the work of his students at this weekly event.

CARLOS SIMON: Fate Now Conquers

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55, “Eroica”

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August 5, 2023

Cabrillo Festival

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Santa Cruz, CA

Peter Shin Relapse

Carlos Simon Tales: A Folklore Symphony

Andrea Reinkemeyer Water Sings Fire

Tan Dun The Tears of Nature

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August 18, 2023

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5, Egyptian
Carlos SIMON Four Black American Dances (BSO commission)
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F

Andris Nelsons, conductor

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August 26, 2023

BSO at the BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall
London, UK

Carlos Simon Four Black American Dances 12’
European premiere
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version) 34’


Gershwin Piano Concerto in F major 31’
Ravel La valse 12’

Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons conductor

Broadcast on BBC TV

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August 28, 2023

BSO at Lucerne Festival

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
Lucerne, CH

Carlos Simon (*1986)
Four Black American Dances
Swiss Premiere

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 Egyptian Concert

Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)

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September 3, 2023

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Kölner Philharmonie
Cologne, DE

Carlos Simon
Four Black American Dances

Igor Strawinsky
Petrushka (1910–11, rev. 1946–47)
Burleske Szenen (Ballett) in vier Bildern für Orchester. Szenarium von Alexandre Benois und Igor Strawinsky


George Gershwin
Concerto in F
für Klavier und Orchester

Maurice Ravel
La Valse
Poème chorégraphique pour orchestre

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September 4, 2023

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Konzerthaus Dortmund
Dortmund, DE

Carlos Simon »Four black American dances«

George Gershwin Konzert für Klavier und Orchester F-Dur

Sergej Prokofiew Sinfonie Nr. 5 B-Dur op. 100

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September 8, 2023

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Cité de la Musique-Philarmonie de Paris
Paris, FR

Carlos Simon

Four Black American Dances

(French premiere)

George Gershwin

Concerto en fa


Sergueï Prokofiev

Symphonie n° 5

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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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November 9, 10, 11, 12, 2023

New York Philharmonic

David Geffen Hall
New York, NY

Carlos Simon Fate Now Conquers

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3, Organ

Stéphane Denève, conductor

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November 11-12, 2023

San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Jacobs Music Center
San Diego, CA

CARLOS SIMON: Concerto for Orchestra (SDS Commission)

MAHLER: Symhpony No. 2 in C Minor

This performance is part of the California Festival.

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January 25-27, 2024

National Symphony Orchestra

The Kennedy Center
Washington, DC

Carlos Simon: Concerto for Orchestra** (NSO CO-COMMISSION)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

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February 16, 2024

National Symphony Orchestra on Tour

Palau de La Musica
Barcelona, Spain

C. SIMON: Concerto for orchestra

E. W. KORNGOLD: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35

D. XOSTAKÓVITX: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47

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February 16, 2024

Here I Stand (World Premiere)

Paramount Theatre
Oakland, CA

Kedrick Armstrong, conductor
Oakland Symphony Orchestra
Oakland Symphony Chorus

JOAN TOWER: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 6
CARLOS SIMON WITH LIBRETTO BY DAN HARDER: Here I Stand: Paul Robeson (World Premiere – Oakland Symphony Commission, Generously Funded by The Robeson Centennial Committee)

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February 15 & 17, 2024

ASO: Carlos Simon Curates

Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA

Carlos Simon Motherboxx Connection

Various Composers TBD

Uzee Brown We Shall Overcome

Carlos Simon brea(d)th

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March 14, 2024

Requiem for the Enslaved

The Kennedy Center Studio K
Washington, DC

From the piano, Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Carlos Simon leads a small ensemble in Requiem for the Enslaved. The program invokes African American spirituals and the form of a Catholic liturgical mass to tell the story of 272 enslaved people sold in 1838 to pay the debts of Georgetown University.

Carlos Simon, piano
MK Zulu, trumpet
Marco Pavé, writer and spoken word artist
Hub New Music
    Michael Avitabile
, flute
    Gleb Kanasevich, clarinet
    Meg Rohrer, violin/viola
    Jesse Christeson, cello

Pedazos intermitentes de un lugar ya fragmentado

Spirits and Sinew

New work

New work

CARLOS SIMON            
Requiem for the Enslaved

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