Upcoming events

SAKURA premieres 'Carving An Alphabet' at Colburn |
April 27, 2023

The amazing quintet of cellists, SAKURA, will finally offer the pandemic-delayed premiere run of Donald Crockett's Carving an Alphabet - commissioned by New Music USA and originally scheduled for its premiere on the closing concert of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Disney Hall in March 2020 - on April 27, 2023, 7:00pm at Colburn.  (At least it's just across the street from Disney Hall!). 

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 (!).  The world premiere took place on September 2, 2022 at Bargemusic in Brooklyn.

LA Philharmonic Composer Fellowship Program |
June 3, 2023

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 20: initial day-long workshop at Disney Hall.  June 2: rehearsals.  June 3: final concert at the YOLA Center.

ACE at the Aspen Music Festival |
June 24 - July 10, 2023

Donald Crockett returns to conduct the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) in the opening weeks of the Aspen Music Festival, performing in Harris Hall and working with the Aspen composition fellows.  Britta Bystrom's A Walk on Green Streets is featured on the July 1 concert in Harris Hall, 4:30pm. 

Commission and recording for flautist Conor Nelson |
2023/24 season

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 2024.  Stay tuned for further details.