Upcoming events

Commission and recording for Piano Sonata 'Red Leaves of Night' |
2022/23 season

American pianist Phillip Bush has commissioned Donald Crockett for his new Piano Sonata Red Leaves of Night for recording in 2022 and performances on tour in 22/23 and beyond. Phillip will pair this with Pilgrimage, an earlier Crockett piano work, and 20th/21st century rep for which Phillip is justly famous (!).  The world premiere took place on September 2, 2022 at Bargemusic in Brooklyn.

ACE at the Aspen Music Festival |
June 24 - July 10, 2023

Donald Crockett returns to conduct the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) in the opening weeks of the Aspen Music Festival, performing in Harris Hall and working with the Aspen composition fellows.  Britta Bystrom's A Walk on Green Streets is featured on the July 1 concert in Harris Hall, 4:30pm. 

Chamber Music Conference at Colgate |
July 16 - August 6, 2023

Donald Crockett returns to the Chamber Music Conference, now held at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, as Senior Composer in Residence.  He will run the Composers' Forum part of the Conference, working with Resident Composers Marc Mellits, Sky Macklay and Sean Friar, Composition Fellows, and CMC participants and faculty in the 'new music' activities of the festival.

'to be sung on the water' at Aspen |
July 20, 2023

The Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) performs Donald Crockett's duo for violin and viola, to be sung on the water, on the Music with a View concert at the Aspen Art Museum, 6pm July 20.

'Night Scenes' at Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival |
August 7, 2023

Donald Crockett's Night Scenes for piano trio will be performed as part of the 40th Season of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival on the 'Landscapes and Pastorales' concert on Monday August 7, 6:00pm at the Parrish Art Museum in Bridgehampton NY.  For more information about the Festival's 40th season, visit bcmf.org. 

'to be sung on the water' at Aspen |
August 19, 2023

Donald Crockett's duo for violin and viola, to be sung on the water, returns to Aspen on Saturday August 19 in Harris Hall for the final Chamber Music concert of the 2023 Aspen Music Festival season. The piece will be played by violinist Herdis Gudmundsdottir and violist Felix Vester, members of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE). Harris Hall, Aspen Music Festival, 4:30pm Saturday August 19.

Commission and recording for flautist Conor Nelson |
2023/24 season

Donald Crockett has been commissioned for a substantial new work for flute and piano by the formidable flute virtuoso Conor Nelson.  The Last Possibilities of Light Ritornello-Variations for Flute and Piano (2023) is set for a premiere run on tour during the 23/24 season and beyond. Stay tuned for further details.