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David Stock   

***Sigma Alpha Iota National Arts Associate


Composer David Stock passed away in 2015.


david stockPREMIERES

Oborama, Alex Klein, oboe family, FEMUSC Festival Brazil, Festival Orchestra, Jan. 2011; also Sunflower Festival, Topeka, Kansas, June 2011.  Circling the Square,  Frank  Kumor, marimba, Kutztown University, March 2011.  Eagle Girl, Bess Welden, librettist and narrator, David Stock, conductor, Strings Festival, Steamboat, Colorado Aug. 2011.  Four Corners, Brett Dietz & Friends (four marimbas), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Sept. 2011. Three Yiddish Songs, Alberto Mizrahi, tenor, Stephen Burns, conductor, Fulcrum Point, Chicago, Sept. 2011.  All works published by Keiser Classical.


A Vanished World, the Colorado Chamber Players, various venues, 3 performances, May 2011. Percussion Concerto, Lisa Pegher, percussion, Larry Loh, conductor, Northwest Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, PA, May 2011.


Plenty of Horn, The Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conductor, Naxos.  In Motion: the Percussion Music of David Stock, Nov. 2011.





David Stock writes, “I continue in my position as Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at Duquesne University, where I conduct the Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble. I have four pieces ‘in the can’ awaiting final editing and release on CD; Violin Concerto (Andres Cardenes, violin), The Winds of Summer (Joseph Lulloff, saxophone), Hostage (Timothy Jones, baritone), and Plenty of Horn.”


The Seattle (WA) Symphony, under the direction of Gerard Schwarz, introduced Plenty of Horn May 18, 2006. Baritone Timothy Jones and the Pittsburgh (PA) New Music Ensemble, conducted by Brett Mitchell, gave the first performance of Hostage on July 7-8. Several works were first heard on an October 26 program: Autumn Wind (Keving Schempf, bass clarinet), Desert Wind (Harold Smoliar, English horn), Four Songs of Marge Piercy (mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Shammash and pianist Alan Wehr); and Evening Shadows (flutist Alberto Almarza, bass clarinetist Schempf, and pianist Walter Morales). Night in Jerusalem will receive its premiere from the Whatcom Symphony, led by Roger Briggs, on March 18, 2007.


A Little Miracle was presented April 19, 2006, by mezzo-soprano Shammash and the Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Sidney Harth. Violinist Elisa Barston, with the Seattle Symphony under the baton of Gerard Schwarz, performed the Concierto Cubano, on May 20. Suenos de Sefarad was heard in performances by Cuarteto Latinoamericano, May 6 in San Diego and Los Angeles, CA, and November 9, in Pittsburgh, PA. An entire program of the composer’s works will be presented during February 2007 at the Lousiana State University Contemporary Festival; the program is scheduled to include Rosewood Reflections by marimbist Brett Dietz.


Flute Concerto; Into the Whirlwind, flute, cello, and percussion; Strike, swinging solo percussion; Autumn Wind, bass clarinet; Suenos de Sefarad, string quartet; all by MMB Music.


A Little Miracle, also includes the works Yizkor, Tekiah, and Yerusha; mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Shammash, trumpeter Steven Burns, and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman; the Seattle Symphony and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Gerard Schwarz and David Stock, conductors; Milken Archive of American Jewish Music, Naxos [8.559422].

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