Equal parts sobering, heartfelt and moving, this work is created by director and choreographer Jamar Roberts, and features composer Carlos Simon's setting of verses by playwright and librettist Sandra Seaton. In a breathtaking performance, solo dancer Lloyd Knight, a principal dancer for the Martha Graham Dance Company, brings movement to the piece in combination with the voice of tenor Joshua Blue.
A short film Carlos scored about Adelia Davis, a Detroit native who graduated from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor where she studied biopsychology, cognition, and neuroscience. She received the Wallenberg Fellowship that allowed her to carry out a global self-directed service project.
As Minneapolis and the world took on the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, we shared a musical response.
Atlanta-born composer Carlos Simon shares a deeper look at the inspiration for his string quartet "Warmth from Other Suns"
NY Phil Bandwagon featured the World Premiere of 2021 Sphinx Medal of Excellence Awardee Carlos Simon’s “loop” performed by New York Philharmonic violinist Yulia Ziskel, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and cellist Sumire Kudo.
Carlos Simon: This Land (World Premiere) ASU Symphony Orchestra Michelle Di Russo, Conductor
American Composers Orchestra will present the world premiere of Carlos Simon's Portrait of a Queen at its Parables concert on May 23, 2017, at Symphony Space.
As part of our Spirit of Georgetown storytelling series, we highlight Carlos Simon, an assistant professor in the Department of Performing Arts who demonstrates the value of contemplation in action – or the process of listening and reflecting to guide our actions and choices – through his creative musical process.