Michael Shapiro 2011
Stage and Screen

Michael Shapiro conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in England, Virginia Symphony (at Sandler Performing Arts Center in Virginia Beach), Dallas Winds (at Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas), the Southeastern Wind Symphony (at the Columbia Theater near New Orleans), and The Chappaqua Orchestra, this season in concerts devoted to the music of Wagner, Mendelssohn, Schumann as well as his Second Symphony and his Frankenstein-The Movie Score.  Frankenstein-The Movie Score will also receive performances at the University of Memphis Wind Ensemble (Albert Nguyen conducting), Bowling Green State University faculty ensemble (Bruce Moss conducting), and the Garden State Philharmonic (Anthony LaGruth, conducting).

Michael Shapiro's film scores for a provocative new NBC television crime show will air primetime nationally.   In addition, Michael Shapiro’s Second Sonata for violin and piano will be recorded by Tim Fain, violin, and Inna Faliks, piano for Paumanok Records. 

His new piano concerto Archangel, commissioned by the celebrated virtuoso Jose Ramos Santana recently premiered by the New York Repertory Orchestra, David Liebowitz, conductor, will be performed by the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Rhodes, conductor, in Interlochen, Michigan, and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico, Maximiano Valdes, conductor, at the Festival Interamericano de las Artes, in San Juan.

Michael Shapiro is currently completing his Second Symphony (which he will record with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra  this summer) and Sections, a compendium of piano pieces based on portions from the Torah.


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