Upcoming events

Kate Vincent premieres 'Cataclysm' at Colburn |
January 29, 2022

Violist Kate Vincent presents the first complete performance of Cataclysm for viola and percussion on a faculty recital at the Colburn School. January 29, 7:30pm, Thayer Hall, Colburn School, Los Angeles.

Violin Concerto co-commission and recording |
Spring-Summer 2022

Donald Crockett has recently completed a Violin Concerto for a co-commission including the Aspen Music Festival and Oberlin Conservatory.  Featuring David Bowlin as soloist with Timothy Weiss conducting, the premiere performances will start at Oberlin in Spring 2022 and at Aspen later in the summer.  Recording sessions to follow.  Stay tuned for updates! 

Commission and recording for Piano Sonata 'Red Leaves of Night' |
2022/23 season

American pianist Phillip Bush has commissioned Donald Crockett for his new Piano Sonata Red Leaves of Night for recording in 2022 and performances on tour in 22/23 and beyond. Phillip will pair this with Pilgrimage, an earlier Crockett piano work, and 20th/21st century rep for which Phillip is justly famous (!).  Stay tuned for additional details.

Commission and recording for flautist Conor Nelson |
May 2023

Donald Crockett has been commissioned for a substantial new work for flute and piano by the formidable flute virtuoso Conor Nelson, for premiere at the Kennedy Center in May 2023.  Stay tuned for further details.

'And the River' recording sessions |
May 2020 POSTPONED due to COVID-19 pandemic to June 2022

HOCKET (Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff) and an ensemble of stellar Los Angeles musicians conducted by the composer were to gather to record Donald Crockett's concerto for duo pianists and chamber orchestra, And the River, for release on the Coviello Classics label, in May 2020, POSTPONED due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  These recording sessions, with the same stellar musicians, are postponed until 2022.

New Music USA commission for SAKURA cello quintet |
March 22, 2020 POSTPONED due to COVID-19 pandemic

Donald Crockett has received a commission from New Music USA to compose a major work for the outstanding young cello quintet, SAKURA, for the 2019/20 season.  The premiere of Carving an Alphabet would have been on the closing concert of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival 2020, part of the Colburn Celebrity Series, in Disney Hall, Los Angeles on March 22, 2020.  This concert, and the entire festival, was of course POSTPONED due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Stay tuned for additional details as they unfold in the coming season(s).