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Michael Shapiro conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in the UK, 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, conductor), Piedmont Wind Ensemble (Matthew Thomas Troy, conductor), and the Charleston Symphony (Michael Shapiro, conductor).
Michael Shapiro’s Second Sonata for violin and piano received its California premiere at LACMA and will be recorded this season by Tim Fain, violin, and Steven Beck, piano on Paumanok Records.
Michael Shapiro’s new piano concerto Archangel, which was premiered by Jose Ramos Santana, pianist, and the New York Repertory Orchestra, David Leibowitz, conductor, will be recorded in England next season.
Michael Shapiro’s Second Symphony was recorded with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the composer conducting his Overture to Frankenstein-The Movie Score, and he is working on Sections, a compendium of piano pieces based on portions from the Torah.
His new work for concert band, Bamboula!, will receive performances next season in Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, and North Carolina.
Widorama!, an arrangement for concert band of the organ Toccata by Charles-Marie Widor, will be premiered this season by the Dallas Winds, conducted by Jerry Junkin, at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.