August 2015

In Hell’s Bright Shadow

I was pleased to team up with fellow composer Kyle Johnson and create original music for the Syrinscape sound pack “In Hell’s Bright Shadow”. Syrinscape is the licensed provider of audio accompaniment for Paizo’s popular Pathfinder tabletop RPG. Fantasy scores are one of my favorite genres of music, and hence I had a lot of fun with this project.

January 2015
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The San Francisco Symphony to perform “Identity” guzheng concerto

San Francisco Symphony Chinese New Year concert

The world-renowned San Francisco Symphony will perform Michael’s concerto for guzheng as part of a February Chinese New Year Concert. The concert will be conducted by Mei-Ann Chen, who also conducted the concerto last year with the Chicago Sinfonietta. Su Chang will join the Symphony as guzheng soloist.

The concert will be on February 21st, 2015. More information can be found here.

June 2014
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Identity guzheng concerto performed by Chicago Sinfonietta

In May 2014 Michael’s concerto for guzheng and orchestra (“Identity: Zhongshan Zhuang”, co-written with Victor Cheng) continued its concert tour of the United States with two performances by the renowned Chicago Sinfonietta, under the baton of maestro Mei-Ann Chen. Guzheng virtuoso Su Chang returned as soloist. The concerto was programmed alongside a number of other orchestral works with European and Far Eastern folk music influences.

Audiences were enthusiastic during both performances in Naperville and Symphony Center in downtown Chicago, breaking into applause even between movements.

From the Chicago Tribune Local (Aurora): “It was unforgettable and made me fall in love with this beautiful instrument and with such touching Chinese music. The combination of a modern symphonic orchestra and an ancient Chinese instrument sounded so unique … [it] should be presented to more and more audiences in the world”

Michael Gordon Shapiro, Mei-Ann Chen, guzheng soloist Su Chang, co-composer/producer Victor Cheng.

October 2013
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New concerts for “Identity” guzheng concerto

This fall begins a new series of performances of Identity: Zhongshan Zhuang, a concerto for guzheng and orchestra Michael composed with composer/producer Victor Cheng.

In September, guzheng soloist Su Chang joined the Albany Symphony for concerts in Albany, GA and nearby Trifton. In late October, she will perform with the Gulf Coast Sinfonia at a concert in Miramar Beach, FL.

The concerto is available for orchestral rental from Janen Music Rentals. A grant offered by Hanyi Inc, available to qualified orchestras, can subsidize travel and accomodations of Su Chang and her instrument to performances. Information is available at the above link.

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