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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 Shapiro Fund is concerned with:


–new music, not limited by geographical region
–education in music, composition, and international outreach
–promoting further knowledge and appreciation of the music of founder Dina Koston.

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.

Education

It is very important to us at the Roger Shapiro Fund that music education and the creation of new music be a priority for each new generation! We foster opportunities for young people to study and perform new music, study composition and present their own compositions. We are particularly interested in promoting international musical studies and exchanges in the hope that broader, deeper musical and cultural connections will lead young people to a greater understanding of what unifies us as inhabitants of the globe.

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
18
Recordings
132
Composers

LATEST NEWSALL NEWS

14November

Alice Shields

Announcements
Alice Shields Alice Shields’ White Heron Dance was selected to be performed at the 2020 ISCM World New Music Days in New Zealand. Alice Shields with some other Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music School regulars. Alice Shields is a master …
14November

Anna Weesner

Announcements, Reports
Anna Weesner’s What Gathers What Lingers was selected for ISCM 2020 World New Music Days in New Zealand. The Roger Shapiro Fund commissioned Anna Weesner’s My Mother in Love, which won the Virgil Thomson Award of the American Academy of Arts …
09October

Bowers Fader Duo at the American Opera Center

Announcements, Reports, Event
Bowers Fader Duo with composer Paul Salerni This Friday–first performances of two RSF commissions by Rodney Sharman and Stephen Chatman N e w Y o r k, New York – 10/18/19 – National Opera Center – Scorca Hall – The Bowers Fader Duo …

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Love and Death American Style: A George Crumb Tribute

11 November 2019
RSF supported Bridge Records’ *George Crumb Vol. 16* Cygnus pianist Joan Forsyth is a regular at Sonatina Enterprises. She recently lectured on nocturnes for the pianists from far and wide, assembled in Bennington for one of the …
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The Western Uncanonical (tribute to Harold Bloom)

7 November 2019
Jotting some notes here that will have to be edited and focused in the fullness of time. Links to sound or video are in the works. I consulted with Harold Bloom when preparing for Cygnus’ RW Emerson bicentennial celebration. In the end, Bloom …
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Leo Brouwer's El Decameron Negro

13 October 2019
The well deserved fuss about our favorite modernists left other interesting music unexamined, at least by that prideful modernist faction. We do not have to go so far as to say Schoenberg should be deposed and Sibelius or Tchaikovsky ensconced. …
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