Friday, March 24, 2023

Music Arran

Mirror Visions Ensemble
Arran, Scotland

MVE travels to Isle of Arran, Scotland to perform their program Midnight Magic

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Sunday, March 26, 2023

Atelier Concert Series

Mirror Visions Ensemble
Paris, France

MVE performs Midnight Magic at The American Church in Paris.

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April 13, 2023

Nat Phil: Beethoven’s 7th

Capital One Hall
Tysons, VA

Valerie Coleman: "Umoja, Anthem of Unity"
Florence Price: Violin Concerto No. 2


Carlos Simon: "Fate Now Conquers"
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Op. 92, A Major

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April 21, 22, 23, 2022

Songs of Separation

National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
J'Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Luciano Berio: Folk Songs
Carlos Simon: Songs of Separation (WORLD PREMIERE, NSO COMMISSION)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture

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22-23 April, 2023

Don't Let the Pigeon Sing Up Late!

WNO Cafritz Young Artists
Washington, DC

A Kennedy Center and Washington National Opera World Premiere Commission

Together with the Washington National OperaCafritz Young Artists, Mo Willems and Renée Fleming present famous arias as you’ve never heard them before, bursting with Mo-ified lyrics to explore the range of human emotions in a way audiences new and old can appreciate and enjoy.

And—as a special bonus for the evening—enjoy a world premiere performance of the new WNO commission, Don’t Let the Pigeon Sing Up Late!, composed by Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Carlos Simon and featuring The Pigeon’s dramatic operatic debut.

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April 28, 2023

ASU Symphony Orchestra and Choirs

Tempe, AZ

Carlos Simon: "Fate Now Conquers"

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

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May 5-7, 2023

Trombone Concerto (World Premiere)

Detroit Symphony
Orchestral Hall Detroit

Jader Bignamini, Kenneth Thompkins

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May 12-13, 2023

Freedom & Fate

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
Lancaster, PA

Xavier Foley: "For Justice & Peace"
Giovanni Bottesini: "Gran Duo Concertante"
Carlos Simon:"Fate Now Conquers"
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5.
Special notes: Foley will perform with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra as a soloist for his work

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May 18-20, 2023

Brea[d]th (World Premiere)

Minnesota Orchestra
Minneapolis, MN

In a new work commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra, composer Carlos Simon and librettist Marc Bamuthi Joseph embrace the aspiration of racial equity through music-centered community healing. With brea(d)th, the artists and the Orchestra lead us on a creative path of reflection, intention and organized hope.

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June 1, 2023


First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY

Assad: "Confessions"
Johnson: Praise to the Mother of Jamaican Art (BASS Commission, World Premiere)
Livingston: "Penolope"
Leon: "Atwood Songs"
Moya: "Ciudades del Porvenir"
Oritz: "Canciones de Agua"
Simon: New Work (BASS Commission, World Premiere)

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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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Carlos Simon