Calendar Announcement
For Immediate Release: May 11, 2016

Brooklyn Composer Andrew Shapiro to Perform Piano Recital at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, CT

WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2016; Performance — 8:00 p.m.; $15

WHERE: The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT, (860) 347-4957

This month, renowned Brooklyn (NY) composer Andrew Shapiro will perform his artful blend of classical, ambient and minimal music in an intimate recital setting at The Buttonwood Tree in downtown Middletown, CT. Shapiro’s new album Piano 3 is set for release on June 24. Recorded in New York over the past year, the album was created with Philip Glass producer/musical director Michael Riesman.

Shapiro’s cinematic piano track Mint Green from Numbers, Colors and People (2009) has been streamed on Pandora over six million times. Performance highlights include The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), TEDx, Bard College, New Fall Festival (Dusseldorf), Joe’s Pub, Gracie Mansion, Bargemusic, Exit Festival (Serbia), and the Wordless Music Series at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.

Genre: ambient, minimalist, post-classical, ethereal, contemporary classical

Similar artists: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Max Richter, Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass

“A restrained but warm blend of spare, classically influenced pieces with just enough pop sensibility to make them shimmers in its minimalist strokes.” —Arkansas Democrat Gazette

“Very cool music...I love this piano etude I’m listening to as I write this....I’m reminded of bits of [Steve] Reich, [Philip] Glass, Sigur Ros, Cocteau Twins and Radiohead, intertwined with an aching longing and lots of integrity.” —Vernon Reid, Living Colour

For more information, contact Carly Salaman at Airbox Music Publishing, LLC: +1 (917) 327-6631 or