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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.

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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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Projects
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Concerts
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Recordings
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Composers

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11July

Report to ISCM

Reports
ISCM Mid-Atlantic 2014 to 2017 Report Recent Press: New Yorker Magaize on Pound/Joyce/Barnes Opera News covers Jonathan Dawe’s Cracked Orlando RSF was incorporated in September, 2010. It was envisioned by composer/pianist Dina Koston …
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 …

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