Upcoming events

Aspen Music Festival |
June 22 - July 15, 2024

Donald Crockett returns to the Aspen Music Festival to conduct the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) and work with the Aspen Composition Fellows for the opening weeks of the Festival in its 75th Anniversary season.

Concerts with ACE:

June 29, Harris Concert Hall, 4:30pm: Once Upon a Time... by Jihyun Kim

July 6, Harris Concert Hall, 4:30pm: Concerto Grosso by Jessie Montgomery

July 13, Harris Concert Hall, 4:30pm: Theseus Game for large ensemble and two conductors by Harrison Birtwistle, co-conducted with Tim Weiss

Chamber Music Conference at Colgate |
July 21 - August 4, 2024

Donald Crockett returns to the Chamber Music Conference, now held at Colgate University in New York, as Senior Composer in Residence, working with Resident Composers Sarah Gibson and Carlos Simon.  The Last Possibilities of LIght, written for Conor Nelson, will receive a performance with Conor and pianist Audrey Andrist on Saturday August 3 at the Colgate University Chapel, 8pm.

'The Last Possibilities of Light' at CMC with Conor Nelson and Audrey Andrist |
August 3, 2024

Donald Crockett's piece for flute and piano, The Last Possibilities of Light, commissioned by Conor Nelson, will be performed at the Chamber Music Conference at Colgate University on August 3.

The Last Possibilities of Light, with Conor Nelson, flute and Audrey Andrist, piano, Saturday August 3, 8pm, Colgate University Chapel.

String Quartet No. 4 'Traveling Symphony' at Hear Now Festival 2024 |
April 25, 2024

Donald Crockett's String Quartet No. 4 Traveling Symphony will receive its Los Angeles premiere performance by the Lyris Quartet at this year's Hear Now Music Festival. Thursday April 25, 8pm, at 2220 ARTS + ARCHIVES in Los Angeles. Hear Now, in its 13th season, runs from April 24 - 28 this year.

Crockett Violin Concerto with David Bowlin and Thornton Edge |
April 9, 2024

Donald Crockett conducts the Los Angeles premiere of his Violin Concerto, co-commissioned by the Aspen Music Festival and Oberlin Conservatory, featuring violin soloist David Bowlin and Thornton Edge conducted by the composer. Tuesday April 9, 7:30pm, Newman Recital Hall.

Thornton Edge |
February 27, 2024

USC Thornton Edge presents a concert of wildly varied vocal music by Thornton graduate student composer/performers Timmy Peterson, V.C.R. and Anuj Bhutani, opening with the classic sinfonietta overture by Don Freund, Hard Cells, conducted by Donald Crockett. Feb 27, 7:30pm, Newman Recital Hall.

New Music for Orchestra |
February 23, 2024

Donald Crockett conducts the USC Thornton Symphony in this annual concert featuring works by our outstanding Thornton student composers.  This year features works by Gibson Mahnke, Grace Miedziak, Anuj Bhutani, Hannah Rice, Theo Strich and Erika Poh. Friday Feb 23, 7:30pm, Bovard Auditorium.

'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.