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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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Concerts
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Recordings
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Composers

LATEST NEWSALL NEWS

15May

National Review on George Walker

Reports
RSF is supporting George Walker’s upcoming recording of his Sinfonia No. 5. Ian Hobson will conduct the Sinfonia Varsovia in Warsaw on July 20. Meanwhile, last May 15, Jay Nordlinger, Senior Editor for National Review, interviewed George Walker at …
01May

Russell Platt, in the New Yorker, talks about Pound's Opera

Event, Reports
Russell Platt, in the New Yorker Magazine, talks about Frank Brickle’s reimagining of Ezra Pound’s opera: There is Nothing Quite Like Ezra Pound’s Opera Excerpts of Pound’s Le Testament were performed by the Cygnus Ensemble with …
24March

Opera News covers Jonathan Dawe's Orlando

Reports
Opera news covered the most recent run of performances of Jonathan Dawe’s most charming and magical opera, Cracked Orlando. Cracked Orlando NEW YORK CITY Center for Innovation in the Arts | The Juilliard School The production received support …

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Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer

18 December 2016
The Bang on a Can composers are now in the enviable position to compose and produce evening-length works. David Lang’s “love fail” & “Little Match Girl” were followed in 2014 by Julia Wolfe’s “Steel …
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The Volans Speech

22 August 2016
above: composer Eleanor Cory It’s here: https://www.cmc.ie/features/if-you-need-audience-we-dont-need-you Enthusiastically in agreement. One difference: Short works are ok. Regarding young composers, RSF has taken risks on behalf of young …
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A Response to Taruskin

22 August 2016
above: Cellist/composer Franklin Cox performing at the University of British Columbia. Click below to see Franklin Cox’s impressive accounting of Taruskin problematics——> http://www.searchnewmusic.org/cox_review.pdf a few …
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