Mark Shapiro

About Mark

American conductor Mark Shapiro is an acclaimed conductor of orchestras, opera, and choruses, with an extraordinarily broad and diverse repertoire. He has built a reputation for exactness in musicianship, fluent and engaging rehearsals, and emotionally and spiritually powerful performances, and he is unique among North American conductors for having won six ASCAP Awards leading three different ensembles.

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... an insightful conductor who draws subtle and dynamic playing from his musicians.

The new york times
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March 9, 2024 at 8 PM and March 10, 2024 at 2 PM

Cantori New York sings Kernis and Tsoupaki

Church of St. Francis Xavier - with Parthenia and Farallon
New York, NY

Cantori New York welcomes viol de gamba quartet Parthenia and recorder quartet Farallon in the US premiere of Memento Nostri by Greek-Dutch composer Calliope Tsoupaki. The program opens with Four Ecstatic Meditations by Aaron Jay Kernis.

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April 19, 2024

The Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra of NY with Cyrus Chestnut

Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

In an imaginative pairing, Mark Shapiro conducts The Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra of New York in Beethoven's Christ on the Mount of Olives and the world premiere of Cyrus Chestnut's Power in the Blood, a cycle of spirituals for chorus with jazz trio. With Nicoletta Berry, Travon Walker, Matthew Anchel, and Cyrus Chestnut.

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May 19, 2024 at 8 PM and May 20, 2024 at 3 PM

Cantori New York sings Lukáš Janata

Church of the Holy Apostles
New York, NY

Cantori New York gives the world premiere of a Cantori commission, But Love is Stronger, for chorus, instrumental ensemble, and countertenor, by Lukáš Janata.

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ALBUM HIGHLIGHTS

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Le vin herbé - FRANK MARTIN

Mark Shapiro, Conductor Laura Danehower Whyte Steven Tharp Cantori New York

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Selections from Chéri

Michael Dellaira, composer Erik Lautier, Maggi-Meg Reed, Elena Shaddow, Marni Nixon, Lorinda Lisitza, Peter Clark, Charlotte Cohn, Actors Studio Workshop Mark Shapiro, conductor

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PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

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Acclaim

The New York Times

The insightful conductor Mark Shapiro draws subtle and dynamic playing from the excellent orchestra. 'Juilliard Opera: Benjamin Britten The Rape of Lucretia.'

The insightful conductor Mark Shapiro draws subtle and dynamic playing from the excellent orchestra. 'Juilliard Opera: Benjamin Britten The Rape of Lucretia.'

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The New York Times
Acclaim
February 18, 2022

OPERA NEWS

Captivating...Conductor Mark Shapiro led with crisp elegance. [Juilliard Opera The Rake's Progress] Image:©2022 Richard Termine

Captivating...Conductor Mark Shapiro led with crisp elegance. [Juilliard Opera The Rake's Progress] Image:©2022 Richard Termine

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