Upcoming events

Thornton Edge in the California Festival |
November 14, 2023

Donald Crockett conducts Thornton Edge as part of the inaugural California Festival, a statewide festival featuring new music from around the world.  This concert celebrates the 700th anniversary of the founding of Vilnius, the capitol of Lithuania, with music by Lithuanian composers including Thornton faculty member Veronika Krausas.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus. Tuesday November 14, 7:30pm.

State of the Art: Hear Now in the California Festival |
November 17, 2023

Donald Crockett conducts Brightwork newmusic in Arash Majd's Continuum: Cause and Effect and Kay Rhie's Threshold in this concert sponsored by the Hear Now Music Festival as part of the inaugural California Festival of new music. Thayer Hall, Colburn School, Friday November 17, 8pm. 

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. The first performance will be on February 1 at University of Wisconsin Madison.  Stay tuned for further details.

'The Last Possibilities of Light' premiere |
February 1, 2024

The Last Possibilities of LIght Ritornello-Variations for flute and piano receives its premiere performance on a faculty recital by Conor Nelson.  The work was commissioned by Conor Nelson with the support of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with funding from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.  Conor will be doing a premiere run and recording of the work during the 23/24 season and beyond. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Thursday February 1.