Upcoming events

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.

ACE at the Aspen Music Festival |
June 27 - July 12, 2021

Donald Crockett returns to conduct the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) in the opening weeks of the Aspen Music Festival, conducting works by Sydney Hodkinson (Bricks, Concerto Fantasia), Olly Wilson (A City Called Heaven) and Inti Figgiz-Vizueta (Open work, knotted object/ Trellis in Bloom/ lightning ache) and working with the Composition Fellows in new works for ACE.  June-July 2021

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

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).