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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), Texas Tech University (Sarah McKoin, conductor), Purdue University (Jay Gephardt, conductor), Piedmont Wind Ensemble (Matthew Troy, conductor), University of Memphis (Albert Nguyen conductor), Bowling Green State University (Bruce Moss conductor), Kentucky Wesleyan (Steven Pederson conducting), Marist College (Michael Shapiro conductor), and the Garden State Philharmonic (Anthony LaGruth, conductor).
Michael Shapiro’s Second Sonata for violin and piano received its California premiere at LACMA and will be recorded this coming season on Paumanok Records by Tim Fain, violin, and Steven Beck, piano.
His new piano concerto Archangel, whichwas premiered by Jose Ramos Santana, pianist, and the New York Repertory Orchestra, David Liebowitz, conductor, will be recorded in the UK.
Michael Shapiro recently completed his Second Symphony (which he recorded with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) and is working on 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.
Widorama!, an arrangement for concert band of the organ Toccata by Charles-Marie Widor, will be premiered this coming season by the Dallas Winds, conducted by Jerry Junkin, at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.