Upcoming events

New Music for Orchestra |
February 24, 2023

Donald Crockett conducts the USC Thornton Symphony in the annual New Music for Orchestra concert, featuring brand new works by outstanding Thornton student composers.

SAKURA premieres 'Carving An Alphabet' |
April 27, 2023

The amazing quintet of cellists, SAKURA, will finally offer the pandemic-delayed premiere of Donald Crockett's Carving an Alphabet - commissioned by New Music USA and originally scheduled for its premiere on the closing concert of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Disney Hall in March 2020 - on April 27, 2023 at Colburn.  (At least it's just across the street from Disney Hall!). A recording session will follow; stay tuned for additional details.

Argus Quartet tours and records 'Array' (Quartet No. 1) and Quartet No. 2 |
Spring 2023

The intrepid Argus Quartet continues its two-season project of touring and recording the four string quartets of Donald Crockett: Quartet No. 1 Array, Quartet No. 2, Quartet No. 3 Cortege and Quartet No. 4 Traveling Symphony (commissioned for Argus by the Caramoor Festival). On tour in Southern California, the Argus Quartet will perform Quartet No. 1 Array and Quartet No. 2 in Los Angeles in March 2023, location TBA. Recording sessions in New York will take place in June.  Stay tuned as this project unfolds!

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.

LA Philharmonic Composer Fellowship Program |
June 3, 2023

Donald Crockett workshops and conducts pieces by the talented young students in the esteemed Composer Fellowship Program of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, directed by Andrew Norman and associate Sarah Gibson.  May 20: initial day-long workshop at Disney Hall.  June 2: rehearsals.  June 3: final concert at the YOLA Center.

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, for premiere at the Kennedy Center in May 2024.  Stay tuned for further details.