Press Acclaim Components

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he is the Kennedy Center’s composer-in-residence and has some cinematically vivid and energizing music to his name.
Richard Fairman
,
Financial Times
If Simon has inherited any mission from his lineage, it appears to be a desire to build bridges between worlds, and use music to illuminate them.
Michael Andor Brodeur
,
The Washington Post
“With additional textural influences of dark jazz, back-room blues, and film noir amour, Simon’s score could be described as hypnagogic (infra)vitalism.”
John Vandevert
,
OperaWire
“As the center’s composer-in-residence, Simon has been creating works that have been brightening up programs with their sheen and sensitivity, and ​“Fate” was no exception.”
Michael Andor Brodeur
,
The Washington Post
“Simon refashions musical history as excitable new realms with an unmistakable musical purpose essential for our times.”
Mark Swed
,
Los Angeles Times
“Simon’s gorgeous writing packs grit and grace together into a melodic line that carries unmistakable determination, a drive to realize itself, no matter what.”
George Grella
,
New York Classical Review
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February 25, 2022

‘Written in Stone’ makes music out of Washington’s monuments

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he is the Kennedy Center’s composer-in-residence and has some cinematically vivid and energizing music to his name.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he is the Kennedy Center’s composer-in-residence and has some cinematically vivid and energizing music to his name.

Richard Fairman
,
Financial Times
January 22, 2022

22 for '22: Composers and performers to watch this year

If Simon has inherited any mission from his lineage, it appears to be a desire to build bridges between worlds, and use music to illuminate them.

If Simon has inherited any mission from his lineage, it appears to be a desire to build bridges between worlds, and use music to illuminate them.

Michael Andor Brodeur
,
The Washington Post
November 28, 2021

Los Angeles Opera 2021-22 Review: The First Bluebird in the Morning

“With additional textural influences of dark jazz, back-room blues, and film noir amour, Simon’s score could be described as hypnagogic (infra)vitalism.”

“With additional textural influences of dark jazz, back-room blues, and film noir amour, Simon’s score could be described as hypnagogic (infra)vitalism.”

John Vandevert
,
OperaWire
November 7, 2021

Washington National Opera returns to the stage, and it’s something to sing about

“As the center’s composer-in-residence, Simon has been creating works that have been brightening up programs with their sheen and sensitivity, and ​“Fate” was no exception.”

“As the center’s composer-in-residence, Simon has been creating works that have been brightening up programs with their sheen and sensitivity, and ​“Fate” was no exception.”

Michael Andor Brodeur
,
The Washington Post
September 21, 2021

Review: Ojai Music Festival begins a new era with exciting emerging talent

“Simon refashions musical history as excitable new realms with an unmistakable musical purpose essential for our times.”

“Simon refashions musical history as excitable new realms with an unmistakable musical purpose essential for our times.”

Mark Swed
,
Los Angeles Times
June 5, 2021

Cuckson’s artistry marks a meaningful return to normalcy

“Simon’s gorgeous writing packs grit and grace together into a melodic line that carries unmistakable determination, a drive to realize itself, no matter what.”

“Simon’s gorgeous writing packs grit and grace together into a melodic line that carries unmistakable determination, a drive to realize itself, no matter what.”

George Grella
,
New York Classical Review
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February 25, 2022
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he is the Kennedy Center’s composer-in-residence and has some cinematically vivid and energizing music to his name.
Richard Fairman
,
Financial Times
January 22, 2022
If Simon has inherited any mission from his lineage, it appears to be a desire to build bridges between worlds, and use music to illuminate them.
Michael Andor Brodeur
,
The Washington Post
November 28, 2021
“With additional textural influences of dark jazz, back-room blues, and film noir amour, Simon’s score could be described as hypnagogic (infra)vitalism.”
John Vandevert
,
OperaWire
November 7, 2021
“As the center’s composer-in-residence, Simon has been creating works that have been brightening up programs with their sheen and sensitivity, and ​“Fate” was no exception.”
Michael Andor Brodeur
,
The Washington Post
September 21, 2021
“Simon refashions musical history as excitable new realms with an unmistakable musical purpose essential for our times.”
Mark Swed
,
Los Angeles Times
June 5, 2021
“Simon’s gorgeous writing packs grit and grace together into a melodic line that carries unmistakable determination, a drive to realize itself, no matter what.”
George Grella
,
New York Classical Review
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February 25, 2022

Financial Times

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he is the Kennedy Center’s composer-in-residence and has some cinematically vivid and energizing music to his name.

Richard Fairman
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January 22, 2022

The Washington Post

If Simon has inherited any mission from his lineage, it appears to be a desire to build bridges between worlds, and use music to illuminate them.

Michael Andor Brodeur
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November 28, 2021

OperaWire

“With additional textural influences of dark jazz, back-room blues, and film noir amour, Simon’s score could be described as hypnagogic (infra)vitalism.”

John Vandevert
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November 7, 2021

The Washington Post

“As the center’s composer-in-residence, Simon has been creating works that have been brightening up programs with their sheen and sensitivity, and ​“Fate” was no exception.”

Michael Andor Brodeur
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September 21, 2021

Los Angeles Times

“Simon refashions musical history as excitable new realms with an unmistakable musical purpose essential for our times.”

Mark Swed
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June 5, 2021

New York Classical Review

“Simon’s gorgeous writing packs grit and grace together into a melodic line that carries unmistakable determination, a drive to realize itself, no matter what.”

George Grella
Read More
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