|Stage and Screen
Michael Shapiro conducts The Chappaqua Orchestra, West Point Jazz Knights, the Traverse Symphony, and the Springfield Symphony this season in concerts devoted to the music of Stravinsky, Milhaud, Satie, and Honegger as well as his Frankenstein-The Movie Score, and Broadway hits with acclaimed jazz singer Alexis Cole.
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 performed in Los Angeles and New York and recorded by Tim Fain, violin, and Inna Faliks, piano. Michael Shapiro’s Yiddish Quartet and Piano Quintet will be performed in the United States and Israel on tour by the Amernet String Quartet with Ms. Faliks, and also recorded for Paumanok Records.
His new piano concerto Archangel, commissioned by the celebrated virtuoso Jose Ramos Santana and a consortium of orchestras, will be premiered in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons by the New York Repertory Orchestra, David Liebowitz, conductor, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Rhodes, conductor, and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico, Maximiano Valdes, conductor, at the Festival Interamericano de las Artes, in San Juan.
Michael Shapiro is currently working on his Second Symphony, which will be recorded in England during the 2014-2015 season for Paumanok Records.