Composer Portrait: Carlos Simon – American Composers Orchestra

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.

Portrait of a Queen traces the evolution of black people in America from the prospective of the African-American female who represents strength, courage and selflessness. Each of the four movements (Africa, Plantation/Slavery, Southern Jim Crow and Present Day) are marked by short poetic statements that depict her emotions during her journey from Africa to present day.

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