During the 2016/17 season Michael Shapiro conducts The Chappaqua Orchestra in his Frankenstein-The Movie Score in Nyack, New York, as part of the ArtsRock series as well as concerts at Wallace Auditorium in Chappaqua with Paul Shaffer (SNL and Letterman), Elliott Forrest (WQXR), and Mindy Kaufman (New York Philharmonic principal piccolo), and the winners of The Chappaqua Orchestra concerto competition.
Other recent and upcoming performances of Frankenstein-The Movie Score include those by the UT Wind Ensemble, Austin, Texas (Jerry Junkin, conductor); Piedmont Wind Symphony, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Matthew Thomas Troy, conductor); Charleston Symphony, Charleston, South Carolina (Michael Shapiro, conductor); Texas Tech Wind Ensemble, Lubbock, Texas (Sarah McKoin, conductor); University of Memphis Wind Ensemble (Albert Nguyen, conductor); Wayne State Wind Ensemble, Wayne, Nebraska (David Bohnert, conductor); and an Armed Services band at the Midwest Clinic Convention, Chicago, Illinois (Jerry Junkin, conductor).
His new work for concert band, Bamboula!, celebrating Mardi Gras and the spirit of New Orleans, will receive consortium premiere performances this and next season in North Carolina and Texas by the Piedmont Wind Symphony, UT Wind Ensemble, and Texas Tech Wind Ensemble.
The latest recording of Michael Shapiro’s music – his Second Sonata for violin and piano played by Tim Fain, violin, and Steven Beck, piano – will be issued this season on Paumanok Records.
Michael Shapiro’s piano concerto, Archangel, will be recorded in England later this season.
He recently completed The Babbling Orchestra for narrator, piccolo, and orchestra on a text by Elliott Forrest, which will be premiered by Mindy Kaufman, piccolo soloist, and The Chappaqua Orchestra during the 2016/2017 season, and is working on a Trio Sonata for two violins (alternate clarinet), cello, and piano and Ole Mississippi Sings the Blues for a concert band consortium.