Upcoming events

New Music USA commission for SAKURA cello quintet |
2019/20 season premiere at Piatigorsky International Cello Festival

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 will be on the Closing Gala concert of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Disney Hall, Los Angeles on March 22, 2020.  Stay tuned for additional details!  Updates on the project also available at the New Music USA website.

'Whistling in the Dark,' 'Wet Ink' and 'mickey finn' at the Norwegian Academy of Music |
March 24, 2019

Donald Crockett's new music ensemble work, Whistling in the Dark, conducted by the composer, together with Wet Ink for violin and piano and mickey finn for solo violin will be featured in a concert at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway on March 24.  Donald Crockett will be in residence at the Academy March 19 - 24 doing  masterclasses, composition lessons and rehearsals leading up to the concert. 

'And the River' concerto for HOCKET with Thornton Edge |
April 9, 2019

HOCKET (Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff) and Thornton Edge perform Donald Crockett's new concerto for duo pianists and chamber orchestra, And the River, conducted by the composer, in an Edge concert also featuring Sean Friar's Dynamics for cello solo and chamber winds with soloist Michael Kaufman, and Morten Lauridsen's Lorca Songs.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm.

'Nella Luce' in Garlands for Steven Stucky |
April 13, 2019

Gloria Cheng's Garlands for Steven Stucky tour continues with a performance at the Madrid Theater in Canoga Park, CA, with pieces by 32 friends and colleagues of Steve including Donald Crockett's Nella Luce. Saturday April 13.

'Nella Luce' in Garlands for Steven Stucky |
May 9, 2019

Gloria Cheng's Garlands for Steven Stucky tour continues with a performance of the 32 works composed in honor of Steve including Donald Crockett's Nella Luce.  University of Missouri-Kansas City, Thursday May 9.

Thornton Edge at REDCAT for Noon to Midnight with LA Phil Composer Fellowship Program |
June 1, 2019

Donald Crockett conducts Thornton Edge in a program of new mixed ensemble works by the sixteen intrepid young composers of the LA Phil's celebrated Composer Fellowship Program directed by Andrew Norman with assistance from Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff.  Noon to Midnight, REDCAT at Disney Hall, June 1 in the afternoon.

Donald Crockett conducts Wyschnegradsky at Other Minds in San Francisco |
June 16, 2019

Donald Crockett conducts microtonal music for multiple pianists (HOCKET - Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff - Vicki Ray and Steven Van Hauwaert) by Ivan Wyschnegradsky during the 2019 Other Minds Festival.  June 16, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.

And the River with HOCKET and ACE at Aspen |
June 22 - July 7, 2019

Donald Crockett returns for the opening weeks of the Aspen Music Festival to conduct his concerto for duo-pianists and chamber orchestra, And the River, with HOCKET and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE). And the River is a co-commission with the Aspen Music Festival and School, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and the Oberlin Contemporary Ensemble.  Donald Crockett also conducts Sebastian Fagerlund's Octet Autumn Equinox, and works with ACE and the Aspen composition fellows in the preparation of their new pieces composed for ACE at the Festival.

Resident Composer at the Atlantic Music Festival |
July 8 - 14, 2019

Donald Crockett returns to the Atlantic Music Festival as a resident composer, where he will teach composition students and coach performance fellows in his music. Colby College, Watertown, Maine.  July 8 - 14.

Bennington Chamber Music Conference |
July 21-August 4, 2019

Donald Crockett returns to the Bennington Chamber Music Conference, in its 74th year, to work with Resident composers Allen Shawn, Scott Wheeler and Judith Shatin, composition fellows, faculty coaches and participants in this amazing chamber music summer camp.  He is also one of the commissioned composers for a new chamber work (together with Hannah Lash, Elizabeth Ogonek and Stephen Hartke) for the CMC's 75th Anniversary season in 2020.  July 21 - August 4, Bennington College, VT.