Schedule

February 22, 2024

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Orpheum Theater
New Orleans, LA

Carlos Simon: The Block

Bonds: Montgomery Variations

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Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Jeri Lynne Johnson, conductor

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February 7, 8, 24 2024

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD

Jazz is America’s greatest indigenous art form. BSO Artistic Partner Wordsmith leads listeners on an exciting journey along the path jazz followed on its way to the concert hall and the contributions of Baltimore artists like Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle, Cab Calloway, and Billie Holiday. Join us for this multimedia presentation of iconic works by great American composers: Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, and many more.

Conductor: Wordsmith (known as Anthony Parker)

Repertoire TBC

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February 26, 2024

National Symphony Orchestra

Teatro alla Scala
Milan, Italy

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Seong-Jin Cho, piano

Carlos Simon: Wake Up! A Concerto for Orchestra (NSO Co-Commission)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major op. 58 for piano and orchestra

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47

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March 1, 2024

Belgrade Philharmonic

Grand Hall of the Kolarac Foundation
Belgrade, Serbia

C. Simon Fate Now Conquers

F. Price Piano Concerto in One Movement

Ј. Sibelius Symphony No. 2

For the first time, a work by a young African-American contemporary composer nominated for the Grammy Award Carlos Simon will be performed in Serbia and before the BPO audience, together with the first recognized African-American composer Florence Price, Concerto for piano and orchestra, with the young British star Jeneba Kanneh-Mason. Remembering our 2014 American tour, we are also performing Sibelius’ Symphony No.2.

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March 1-3, 2024

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX

SIMON: Amen
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Oboe Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

Anne Manson, conductor

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March 6, 2024

UC Davis Concert Bands

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center
Davis, CA

Campus Band • Garrett Rigsby and Natalie Laurie, directors

UC Davis Concert Band • Pete Nowlen, director

Programme includes Carlos Simon's Amen.

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March 7, 2024

WVU Symphony Orchestra

Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre
Morgantown, WV

Concert programme to include Carlos Simon's Breathe.

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March 9 & 10, 2024

Des Moines Symphony

Civic Centre of Des Moines
Iowa

Joseph Giunta, conducting

Michelle Cann, piano

Carlos SIMON                         Amen!
GERSHWIN                             Rhapsody in Blue (100th Anniversary)
FRANCK                                 Symphony in D Minor

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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

ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN
Pedazos intermitentes de un lugar ya fragmentado

JESSICA MEYER
Spirits and Sinew

TYSHAWN SOREY
New work

NICO MUHLY
New work

CARLOS SIMON            
Requiem for the Enslaved

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March 24, 2024

Baltimore Chamber Orchestra

Kraushaar Auditorium
Towson, MD

Aurora — Thea Musgrave
Violin Concerto No. 1 in Bb — W.A. Mozart
Intro. & Rondo Capriccioso — C. Saint-Saëns
Fate Now Conquers — Carlos Simon
Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” — F. Mendelssohn

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April 6, 2024

Sacramento Philharmonic

SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center
Sacramento, CA

CARLOS SIMON Fate Now Conquers
GRIEG Selections from Peer Gynt
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Conductor: Timothy Myers

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April 11, 2024

National Youth Orchestra

The Tung Auditorium
Liverpool, UK

Experience an electrifying evening as musicians from The National Youth Orchestra take you on a daring musical adventure, with two composers whose music is a catalyst to new ideas and creativity.

Julius Eastman Stay On It
Carlos Simon
Graffiti

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April 13, 2024

Rhode Island Philharmonic

The VETS
Providence, RI

CARLOS SIMON: Mortherboxx Connection

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.2

MAHLER: Symphony No.1 (Titan)

Benjamin Manis, conductor

Orli Shaham, piano

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April 13 & 14, 2024

Winston-Salem Symphony

R.J. Reynolds Auditorium
Winston-Salem, NC

Ludwig van Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3

Ludwig van Beethoven “Mir ist so wunderbar” from Fidelio

Carlos Simon Fate Now Conquers

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Conductor: Michelle Merrill

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April 13-14, 2024

New Haven Symphony

Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
New Haven, CT

Duke Ellington
Black, Brown & Beige • Solitude

Margaret Bonds
I Got a Home in that RockYou Can Tell the World

William Grant Still
Afro American Symphony

James P. Johnson
Drums • Yamekraw

Carlos Simon
Amen

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April 15, 2024

UM Campus Symphony Orchestra

Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI

Carlos Simon, The Block

Copland, The Tender Land Suite

TBA with Concerto Competition Winner

Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet

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April 17, 2024

FIU Wind Band

WPAC Concert Hall, Florida International University
Miami, FL

Programme includes Carlos Simon's Go Down Moses.

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April 27, 2024

TCNJ Wind Ensemble

Kendall Main Stage Theater
Ewing, NJ

Programme to include Carlos Simon's Amen

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April 26 & 28, 2024

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall & Strathmore Music Center
Baltimore, MD

CARLOS SIMON AMEN!
IVES Symphony No. 2
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2

Marin Alsop, conductor
Yunchan Lim, piano

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May 1, 2024

Eastman Jazz Lab Band

Kilbourn Hall. Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY

Programme includes Carlos Simon's Go Down Moses.

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May 10-11, 2024

Chicago Sinfonietta

Wentz Concert Hall / Auditorium Theatre
Chicago, IL

Unsuk CHIN Subito con Forza for Orchestra

Louise FARRENC Symphony No. 3

Carlos SIMON Profiles

Sergei RACHMANIOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini  featuring guest artist, pianist George Li

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June 6, 7, 8, 2024

Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Bushnell Center for Performing Arts
Hartford, CT

Simon Amen!
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26
Holst The Planets

Carolyn Kuan conductor
Melissa White violin

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June 14, 2024

Minnesota Orchestra

Orchestra Hall
Minneapolis, MN

In celebration and remembrance in honor of Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, the Minnesota Orchestra, alongside guests and members of the Twin Cities community, will perform a program featuring music by African American composers.

Programme includes Carlos Simon's Amen.

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