Upcoming events

Steven Stucky Tribute |
October 1, 2017

Pianist Gloria Cheng will perform a set of tributes to Steven Stucky written by a host of composers close to him, including Donald Crockett's Nella Luce; Gloria and pianist Xak Bjerken will also perform works by the late composer, and dear friend, in this invitation-only event to raise funds for the Steven Stucky New Music Residency Campaign, hosted by the Cornell University Department of Music.  October 1 at 5pm in the home studio of Nancy and Mike Mooslin.

Thornton Edge plays 21st century music for voice |
October 4, 2017

Donald Crockett leads USC's new music ensemble, Thornton Edge, in a program devoted to vocal music from the early third millennium.  Featured are Of Being Is A Bird by Augusta Read Thomas, Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say by Kate Soper, Death Speaks by David Lang, Those Quiet Evenings by Albert Behar, and carpet of flowers/for the first time today by Tamzin Elliott.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm.

Thornton Edge in new music with a beat |
November 15, 2017

Donald Crockett leads Thornton Edge in a concert of toe-tapping music for ensembles large and small, including music by Dan Visconti, Don Freund and Sarah Gibson.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm.

Commission for HOCKET and Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra |
April-May 2018

Donald Crockett has been commissioned by the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra for a new work for HOCKET: 4 hands in and around a piano etc. etc. plus a conductorless chamber orchestra of nineteen musicians.  HOCKET is Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, composer-pianists, who will lead the piece from the Steinway.  A co-commission consortium is in the works, with Kaleidoscope and Oberlin Sinfonietta so far; stay tuned for additional details.  The premiere will be with HOCKET and the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra in April/May 2018.

New Music USA commission for SAKURA cello quintet |
August 2018 premiere

Donald Crockett has received a commission from New Music USA to compose a major work for the outstanding young cello quintet, SAKURA, for late-summer 2017.  Stay tuned for details!  Updates on the project also available at the New Music USA website.