Upcoming events

Hocket premieres Capriccio II |
September 15, 2016

The piano duo Hocket, Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, will premiere Donald Crockett's Capriccio II for two pianos, written for Hocket in celebration of the launch of the duo.  The concert also features Stephen Hartke's Sonata for Piano Four Hands.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm.

'Fanfare Studies' featured on Thibaut Garcia international tour |
2016 - 2017

This season, Guitar Foundation of America 2015 International Competition first prize winner Thibaut Garcia will perform Donald Crockett's Fanfare Studies -  commissioned as the set piece for the competition held in Oklahoma City in June 2015 - on a 60-concert international tour.  Thibaut Garcia's performance of Fanfare Studies at the competition finals was, in a word, phenomenal.  Stay tuned for specific concert dates as the tour unfolds.

Thornton Edge in music of Joan Tower, Timo Andres, Sean Friar and Timo Andres |
October 5, 2016

Donald Crockett conducts his USC new music ensemble, Thornton Edge, in classic works by Joan Tower (Breakfast Rhythms I and II), and Harrison Birtwistle (Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum), together with recent music by Timo Andres and Thornton faculty composer, Sean Friar.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm. 

New Music for Orchestra |
October 14, 2014

Donald Crockett conducts the USC Thornton Symphony in the annual New Music for Orchestra program premiering outstanding Thornton composition students' works.  The program includes music by Peter Shin, Ryan McWilliams, Georgi Dimitrov, Bryan Curt Kostors, Thomas Mellan and Julia Adolphe.

String Quartet No. 3 'Cortege' premieres with Dilijan at Colburn |
October 16, 2016

The wonderful Dilijan Chamber Music Series, presented by the Lark Musical Society, has commissioned Donald Crockett for a new string quartet to be premiered in the 2016/17 season on a concert including music by Haydn (Emperor Quartet) and Beethoven (Archduke Trio).  The world premiere of String Quartet No. 3 Cortege will take place on the Dilijan subscription series concert at 3pm on Sunday, October 16 in Zipper Hall of the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles.

Kate Vincent plays 'to airy thinness beat' with Thornton Edge |
March 1, 2017

Kate Vincent is the soloist in Donald Crockett's to airy thinness beat, a chamber concerto for viola and six instruments, with Thornton Edge conducted by the composer.  Also on the program is Jeffrey Holmes' Hagall for large ensemble, commissioned by New York's Talea Ensemble.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm.

Thornton Edge |
April 12, 2017

Donald Crockett leads Thornton Edge including recent music from China, Korea and Japan.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm.

ACE at the Aspen Music Festival |
June 25 - July 16, 2017

Donald Crockett returns to the Aspen Music Festival and School in Summer 2017 to lead the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) for the first three weeks of the festival in concerts and reading sessions.  Detailed schedule to follow.

Caramoor Festival commission for a new string quartet for the Argus Quartet |
July 14, 2017

The Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts has commissioned Donald Crockett for a new string quartet (title to be determined), his fourth, on behalf of the Argus Quartet, Caramoor's 2016-17 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence.  The new quartet will be premiered at Caramoor's 2017 Summer Season on the evening of July 14.