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Michael Shapiro conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in England, Charleston Symphony (Gaillard Performance Hall), Virginia Symphony (Sandler Performing Arts Center in Virginia Beach), Dallas Winds (Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas), Southeastern Wind Symphony (at the Columbia Theater near New Orleans), and The Chappaqua Orchestra, in concerts devoted to the music of Wagner, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Mussorgsky, Gounod, and Dukas as well as the Shapiro Second Symphony and Frankenstein-The Movie Score.
Frankenstein-The Movie Score recent performances include those at University of Texas Austin (Jerry Junkin, conducting), Texas Tech University (Sarah McKoin, conductor), Purdue University (Jay Gephardt, conductor), Piedmont Wind Ensemble (Matthew Troy, conductor), University of Memphis (Albert Nguyen conducting), Bowling Green State University (Bruce Moss conducting), Kentucky Wesleyan (Steven Pederson conducting), Marist College (Michael Shapiro conducting), and the Garden State Philharmonic (Anthony LaGruth, conducting).
Michael Shapiro’s Second Sonata for violin and piano received its California premiere at LACMA by Tim Fain, violin, and Inna Faliks, piano and will be recorded on Paumanok Records.
His new piano concerto Archangel commissioned by the celebrated virtuoso Jose Ramos Santana and premiered by the New York Repertory Orchestra, David Liebowitz, conductor, will be performed by the the Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico, Maximiano Valdes, conductor, at the Festival Interamericano de las Artes, in San Juan, and later recorded in England.
Michael Shapiro recently completed 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.
His new work for concert band, Bamboula!, commissioned by ten universities will receive performances next season in Texas, Louisiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Indiana, Carolinas, and Tennessee.