Upcoming events

Whistling in the Dark at Oberlin |
September 25, 2015

Donald Crockett's Whistling in the Dark for mixed chamber ensemble will be performed by the Oberlin New Music Ensemble, conducted by Timothy Weiss.

Ceiling of Heaven in Boulder |
October 2, 2015

Donald Crockett's Ceiling of Heaven will be performed by Charles Wetherbee and friends at the Academy, Boulder CO. Written for piano quartet, the title is inpired by a line from a Kenneth Rexroth poem - "...the hawks scream, playing together on the ceiling of heaven" - Signature of All Things. Ceiling of Heaven was Jointly commissioned by Bennington Chamber Music Conference, Los Angeles County Museum of Arts and Xtet. 

Donald Crockett conducts Thornton Edge at Newman Recital Hall |
October 7, 2015

Donald Crockett conducts his outstanding student ensemble, Thornton Edge, on the USC campus Wednesday, October 7 in Newman Recital Hall.  The program includes music by Kurt Rohde, Hannah Lash, Oliver Knussen, Steven Stucky, and a bit of early music - Stravinsky's Septet from 1953.

Donald Crockett conducts New Music for Orchestra at USC Thornton |
October 16, 2015

Donald Crockett conducts the annual New Music for Orchestra concert with the USC Thornton Symphony on Friday, October 16, 7:30 pm in Bovard Auditorium on the USC campus.  Over the years, Crockett has conducted over 125 world premieres of orchestral music by talented Thornton student composers.  Many of the works have gone on to win awards, commissions and subscription performances around the nation.

Residency at Cleveland Institute of Music |
October 29 - November 2, 2015

Donald Crockett will be Guest Composer with the New Music Ensemble at Cleveland Institute of Music, and work with students in masterclasses and lessons, October 29 - November 2.  The New Music Ensemble concert on Sunday, November 1 will feature three Crockett works, 'Whistling in the Dark,' 'to be sung on the water,' and 'to airy thinness beat.'  The soloist in 'to airy thinness beat' will be CIM faculty violist, Kirsten Docter.

Composition Forum and master classes at Oberlin |
November 2 - 3, 2015

Donald Crockett will be at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music presenting his music at the Composition Studio Class, and give masterclasses and lessons to Conservatory composition students. 

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

As a distant early warning, Guitar Foundation of America 2015 International Competition winner Thibaut Garcia will perform Donald Crockett's Fanfare Studies -  commissioned as the set piece for the competition held in Oklahoma City last June - on a 60-concert international tour in 2016/17.  Thibaut Garcia's performance of Fanfare Studies at the competition finals was, in a word, phenomenal.  Stay tuned for further details on this prizewinning tour.