The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington has announced the extension of Composer-in-Residence Carlos Simon’s contract through the 2026–2027 season. He began his three-year residency at the Kennedy Center, the U.S. National Cultural Center, in the 2021–2022 season and in total, has had 19 of his works programmed including nine commissions across the many genres of the Kennedy Center, with more commissions to be announced.

Carlos Simon’s contract extension comes as the National Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, announces the release of its next recording, an album of Four Symphonic Works by Carlos Simon recorded live and released on the NSO’s label. The album will include Tales—A Folklore Symphony, The Block, Songs of Separation, and Wake Up! Concerto for Orchestra. The first EP, Tales—A Folklore Symphony, will be available January 26.

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