David Stock, American composer and conductor, Died at 76


David Frederick Stock was born on June 3, 1939, and died on November 2, 2015.

He was an American composer and conductor.

David was a longtime resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he serves as a professor of composition and as the conductor of the Contemporary Ensemble at Duquesne University.

In 1976, David founded the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and was the music director for 23 years until his retirement in 1999.

David was the composer in residence for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during the 1987 to 1988 season, and for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra for the 1996-1997 season.

Among his many compositions are Kickoff, premiered by the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur during the Orchestra’s 150th Anniversary; Violin Concerto, premiered by Andres Cardenes and the Pittsburgh Symphony under Lorin Maazel for that Orchestra’s 100th Anniversary; and Second Symphony, premiered by the Seattle Symphony under Gerard Schwarz.

David passed away at age 76 in November 2015.