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New music ensemble leader Noe stepping down

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Kevin Noe of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:18 p.m.
 

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble artistic director Kevin Noe has resigned, effective at the end of current season on Aug. 3. He succeeded the ensemble's founding artistic director, composer David Stock, in 2001.

Noe transformed the ensemble in many ways, refocusing its performance schedule from winter concerts to an intensive four-week summer schedule, and opening the ranks of performers to musicians from around the country.

The conductor developed his own paradigm for presenting contemporary music, which he called “a theater of music.” It featured seamless performances, with a concept uniting all the pieces on a concert, performed as much as possible with no breaks. It also employed theatrical staging, multimedia elements, movement by musicians while they performed and spoken word.

Attendance rose substantially during Noe's tenure.

Board president Jeff Nytch said the organization will evaluate its structure and develop a vision to guide its search for the next music director.

— Mark Kanny

 

 
 


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