Upcoming events

Violin Concerto co-commission and recording |
May 24 and August 20, 2022

Donald Crockett's recently completed Violin Concerto, a co-commission including the Aspen Music Festival and Oberlin Conservatory, features David Bowlin as soloist with the composer conducting. The premiere performances start at Oberlin on May 24, 2022 and continue at Aspen later in the summer on August 20.  Recording sessions to follow.  Stay tuned for updates!

ACE at Aspen Music Festival |
June 27 - July 17, August 8 - 21, 2022

Donald Crockett is in residence at the Aspen Music Festival for the first three weeks conducting the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) in readings and performances as part of the Chamber Music concert series at the Festival. July 2, blackportrait by Michael Frazier; July 9, Meanwhile by Stephen Hartke; July 16, Quatre Instants by Kaija Saariaho.  Aspen Music Festival, Harris Hall 4:30pm.  

'Camera Oscura' at the Chamber Music Conference |
July 30, 2022

Donald Crockett's nonet, Camera Oscura, commissioned by the Chamber Music Conference and Composers' Forum of the East for its 75th Anniversary season, receives its world premiere at the Conference on Saturday July 30, Colgate University, 8pm.

Chamber Music Conference at Colgate |
July 18 - August 7, 2022

Donald Crockett returns to the Chamber Music Conference, now at Colgate University, for its 75th Anniversary celebrations.  As Senior Composer in Residence, he will coach participant groups in the 75th Anniversary commissions (by Han Lash, Kurt Rohde, Elizabeth Ogonek and himself) and other chamber music rep, as well as attend the premiere of the commissions, including his Camera Oscura on July 30.

Premiere of Piano Sonata 'Red Leaves of Night' |
September 2, 2022

Phillip Bush presents the world premiere of Donald Crockett's Piano Sonata Red Leaves of Night at the Here and Now festival at Bargemusic in Brooklyn on September 2, 2022 at 7pm.  

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.

'And the River' recording sessions |
June 6-7, 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.  

LA Phil Composer Fellowship Program |
May 21-June 4, 2022

Donald Crockett workshops and conducts pieces by the talented young students in the esteemed Composer Fellowship Program of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, directed by Andrew Norman and associate Sarah Gibson.  May 21: initial day-long workshop at Disney Hall.  June 2-3: rehearsals.  June 4: final concert at the YOLA Center.

Violin Concerto Oberlin premiere |
May 24, 2022

Donald Crockett conducts the first performance of his Violin Concerto, co-commissioned by Oberlin and the Aspen Music Festival, in a concert with the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble and violin soloist David Bowlin.  Also on the program are very nifty pieces by Stephen Hartke and Jihyun Kim.  May 24, Oberlin Conservatory.

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.

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).