Upcoming events

Blue Earth on BMOP Radio |
September 1, 7, 9,14, 20, 29, 30, 2021

Selections from Donald Crockett's Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) recording on BMOP/sound, Blue Earth, with Gil Rose conducting, will be featured on BMOP Radio broadcasts in September:  Sept. 1 at 11am EDT, Sept. 7 at 2pm, Sept. 9 at 7:30pm, Sept. 14 at 2pm, Sept. 20 at 7:30pm, Sept. 29 at 11am, Sept. 30 at 7:30pm. (all times EDT)

Thornton Edge in concert |
October 5, 2021

Donald Crockett directs the USC Thornton Edge new music ensemble in a concert featuring music by Tigran Mansurian, Libby Larsen, Reza Vali and Sebastian Fagerlund. A set for voice and electronics by Thornton MM composer/performers Mingjia Chen and Rohan Chander concludes the evening. Newman Recital Hall, USC campus 7:30pm, LIVE-STREAMED.

New Music for Orchestra |
October 13, 2021

Donald Crockett conducts the USC Thornton Symphony in the annual New Music for Orchestra concert, featuring brand new works by Thornton student composers Hunter Long, Adam Karelin, Alexander Mansour, Ethan Moffitt and JP Merz.  Bovard Auditorium 7:30pm LIVE-STREAMED.

Resident Composer at UNLV |
November 14-15, 2021

Donald Crockett will be featured as a guest composer at the University of Nevada Las Vegas November 14 and 15, with a concert by Nextet including Crockett's Capriccio II for two pianos, Extant in a version for saxophone and ensemble, and his piano trio, Night Scenes.  UNLV campus, November 16, 7:30pm.

Thornton Edge in concert |
November 16, 2021

Donald Crockett leads USC's new music ensemble, Thornton Edge, in a concert featuring works by Kaija Saariaho, Billy Childs and Stephen Hartke.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30pm LIVE-STREAM. 

Kate Vincent premieres 'Cataclysm' at Colburn |
January 29, 2022

Violist Kate Vincent presents the first complete performance of Cataclysm for viola and percussion on a faculty recital at the Colburn School. January 29, 7:30pm, Thayer Hall, Colburn School, Los Angeles.

Violin Concerto co-commission and recording |
21/22 season

Donald Crockett is working on a Violin Concerto for the Norwegian violinist Peter Herresthal, a co-commission including the Aspen Music Festival and Oberlin Conservatory.  Premiere in late-Fall 2021, recording sessions in Winter 2022.  Stay tuned for updates! 

Commission and recording for Piano Sonata 'Red Leaves of Night' |
2021/22 season

American pianist Phillip Bush has commissioned Donald Crockett for his new Piano Sonata Red Leaves of Night for recording in 2021 and performances on tour in 21/22 and beyond. Phillip will pair this with Pilgrimage, an earlier Crockett piano work, and 20th/21st century rep for which Phillip is justly famous (!).  Stay tuned for additional details.

Commission and recording for flautist Conor Nelson |
May 2023

Donald Crockett has been commissioned for a substantial new work for flute and piano by the formidable flute virtuoso Conor Nelson, for premiere at the Kennedy Center in May 2023.  Stay tuned for further details.

'And the River' recording sessions |
May 2020 POSTPONED due to COVID-19 pandemic to June 2022

HOCKET (Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff) and an ensemble of stellar Los Angeles musicians conducted by the composer were to gather to record Donald Crockett's concerto for duo pianists and chamber orchestra, And the River, for release on the Coviello Classics label, in May 2020, POSTPONED due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  These recording sessions, with the same stellar musicians, are postponed until late-2021/early 2022.

New Music USA commission for SAKURA cello quintet |
March 22, 2020 POSTPONED due to COVID-19 pandemic

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.  The premiere of Carving an Alphabet would have been on the closing concert of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival 2020, part of the Colburn Celebrity Series, in Disney Hall, Los Angeles on March 22, 2020.  This concert, and the entire festival, was of course POSTPONED due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Stay tuned for additional details as they unfold in the coming season(s).