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The Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music
Dina Koston
Established by composer/pianist Dina Koston, who named the fund after her husband, psychiatrist Roger Shapiro, the Roger Shapiro Fund is a new fund for commissioning, performance and recording of New Music. Ms. Koston intended the fund to promote music in the Western modernist tradition.

The Roger Shaprio Fund is concerned with promoting further knowledge and appreciation of the music of Dina Koston.

RSF Founders

Connecting Composers

The Roger Shapiro Fund aims to arrange for composers to collaborate with organizations, particularly presenting organizations and performing ensembles that have built a sizeable audience or are implementing creative strategies to gain an audience for new music.

Reaching New Audiences

In addition to traditional concert venues, the Roger Shapiro Fund is interested in developing new ways for new music to reach people, including radio, television & internet, recording projects, new music in public spaces, real or virtual and innovative collaborations with other arts disciplines.

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    Annual Stefan Wolpe Concerts

    Grant Year: 2016
    Performers: Jack Quartet, Vox n Plux, Elizabeth Farnum, Miranda Cuckson, Steven Beck, Jay Campbell
    Composers: Charles Wuorinen, Jonathan Dawe, Matthew Greenbaum, William Anderson, Yehudi Wyner, Harold Meltzer
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    Mark Rimple on Furious Artisans

    Grant Year: 2015
    Performers: Drew Minter
    Composers: Mark Rimple
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    Morgan Library and Museum Hemingway Between Two Wars

    Grant Year: 2015
    Performers: Elizabeth Farnum , Errollyn Wallen, Cygnus Ensemble 
    Composers: Laura Kaminsky, Jessie Montgomerie, Damon Ferrante, Errollyn Wallen, Frank Brickle, George Antheil , Ezra Pound , William Anderson

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Recordings
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Composers

LATEST NEWSALL NEWS

01March

Recent RSF-funded recordings

Announcements
Composer: Mark Rimple January Furious Artisans Mark Rimple is a powerful force for good in the early music world. He is a member of Trefoil and Musica Humana. It is a great thrill to see the incomparable, world renowned countertenor Drew Minter on this …
18July

2015 In Review

RSF collaborated with the Library of Congress in 2012, and 2013. This year, a collaboration with the Morgan Library and Museum is set for December 8 in connection with the exhibit, Hemingway Between the Wars. RSF commissioned works by Laura Kaminsky, …
08May

Annual Stefan Wolpe Concert

Announcements
The first Stefan Wolpe Memorial New Music Concert took place at the Italian Academy in November, 2014. The events are hosted by Zaidee Parkinson and produced by Alanna Maharajh Stone. Zaidee Parkinson studied composition with Stefan Wolpe; she …

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On Having Been and Still Being a Wuorinen Fan

8 June 2016
Conductor & percussionist Ray DesRoches was a powerful mentor to so many people who were young once. He exuded irresistible, infectious enthusiasm for the composers he loved. One of those was Charles Wuorinen. I have had great success as a Wuorinen …
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Milton Babbitt and the Erotics of Inversion

14 May 2016
There were many things I’d hoped to accomplish before Milton Babbitt’s 100th Birthday. This is another thing that didn’t get done. Babbitt & The Erotics of Inversion This piece began as a lecture at the Universidad Veracruzana in …
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"Equal proportions" in 12-tone music

14 May 2016
There is a misconception about twelve tone music that persists even among those who do not hate the idea of 12-tone music. I am not Stephen Peles, I am not Frank Brickle, nor am I John Rahn or Ben Boretz, but someone has to try to clarify this, and I …
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