Upcoming events

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

This season, Guitar Foundation of America 2015 International Competition first prize winner Thibaut Garcia is performing 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.

'Night Scenes' on Fifth House Ensemble's touring season |
2016 - 2017 season

Donald Crockett's piano trio, Night Scenes, will be featured in the touring repertory of Chicago's outstanding new music group, Fifth House Ensemble, during its 2016-17 concert season.  Details of specific concerts to follow.

Hui Wu plays Pilgrimage at Brand Library |
January 28, 2017

Pianist Hui Wu will play Donald Crockett's Pilgrimage in a varied solo program at Brand Library in Glendale, January 28 at 2pm.  Also on the program are works by Bach, Chopin, Stravinsky and Philip Glass.

HOCKET performs Capriccio II |
February 24, 2017

Continuing the premiere performance run of Donald Crockett's Capriccio II, the duo composer/pianists Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, aka HOCKET, perform this work which was written for them on a concert at UCLA on February 24, hall and time TBD.

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.

Capriccio II with HOCKET at the University of Georgia |
March 16, 2017

Visiting Sarah Gibson's home state, HOCKET (Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff) gives another prestidigitatious performance of Capriccio II, a duo piano concerto in all but name written for and dedicated to HOCKET, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, March 16 at 7:30pm in Ramsey Hall.

Thornton Edge |
April 12, 2017

Donald Crockett leads Thornton Edge in virtuosic music for large ensemble. 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.

Atlantic Music Festival |
July 18 - 24, 2017

Donald Crockett returns to the Atlantic Music Festival, where he will be teaching AMF composition students and coaching AMF fellows in performances of his music.

Bennington Chamber Music Conference |
July 23 - August 13, 2017

Donald Crockett returns for his sixteenth season as Senior Composer in Residence with the Bennington Chamber Music Conference at Bennington College, Vermont, where he will work with Resident Composers Marc Mellits, Harold Meltzer and Susan Botti, Composition Fellows, CMC participants and performance faculty.  Visit cmceast.org for details of the 2017 conference.