Upcoming events

New Music USA commission for SAKURA cello quintet |
2019/20 season premiere

Donald Crockett has received a commission from New Music USA to compose a major work for the outstanding young cello quintet, SAKURA, for the 2019/20 season.  Stay tuned for details!  Updates on the project also available at the New Music USA website.

Tracking Inland with Arctic Philharmonic |
January 31, 2019

Donald Crockett's piece for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet, Tracking Inland, will be performed by the Arctic Philharmonic, Timothy Weiss, conductor, in a program with Ravel's Introduction and Allegro for the same instrumentation, and Stravinsky's Three Japanese Lyrics.  Narvik, Norway.

New Music for Orchestra |
February 20, 2019

Donald Crockett conducts the USC Thornton Symphony in the annual New Music for Orchestra concert of works by Thornton student composers.  New Music for Orchestra, lead by Donald Crockett each year, has presented over 150 new works by USC Thornton student composers; many of these new works have gone on to subscription concerts with orchestras nationally, and garnered numerous awards, readings and commissions for these outstanding young composers.

Thornton Edge in concert |
February 26, 2019

Donald Crockett leads Thornton Edge new music ensemble in recent works from the US, including Andy Akiho's Karakurenai, Keith Fitch's Midnight Rounds and Sarah Gibson's Outsider.  The intrepid piano duo, HOCKET, returns to USC as Thornton Edge's ensemble-in-residence for Spring 2019; they will appear in Andy Akiho's and Sarah Gibson's pieces on this concert. Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm.

'And the River' concerto for HOCKET with Thornton Edge |
April 9, 2019

HOCKET (Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff) and Thornton Edge perform Donald Crockett's new concerto for duo pianists and chamber orchestra, And the River, conducted by the composer, in an Edge concert also featuring Sean Friar's Dynamics for cello solo and chamber winds with soloist Michael Kaufman, and Morten Lauridsen's Lorca Songs.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm.

'Nella Luce' in Garlands for Steven Stucky |
April 13, 2019

Gloria Cheng's Garlands for Steven Stucky tour continues with a performance at the Madrid Theater in Canoga Park, CA, with pieces by 32 friends and colleagues of Steve including Donald Crockett's Nella Luce. Saturday April 13.

'Nella Luce' in Garlands for Steven Stucky |
May 9, 2019

Gloria Cheng's Garlands for Steven Stucky tour continues with a performance of the 32 works composed in honor of Steve including Donald Crockett's Nella Luce.  University of Missouri-Kansas City, Thursday May 9.