Upcoming events

Oberlin premiere of Violin Concerto |
May 24, 2022

The premiere performance of Donald Crockett's Violin Concerto, a co-commission with Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble and the Aspen Music Festival, is on Tuesday May 24, 7:30pm at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, with soloist David Bowlin and the Oberlin CME conducted by the composer.  Also on the program conducted by Donald Crockett is music by Stephen Hartke and Jihyun Kim.

Violin Concerto co-commission and recording |
May 24 and August 20, 2022

Donald Crockett's recently completed a Violin Concerto for a co-commission including the Aspen Music Festival and Oberlin Conservatory.  Featuring David Bowlin as soloist with the composer conducting, the premiere performances will start at Oberlin on May 24, 2022 and at Aspen later in the summer on August 20.  Recording sessions to follow.  Stay tuned for updates!

Premiere of Piano Sonata 'Red Leaves of Night' |
September 2, 2022

Phillip Bush presents the world premiere of Donald Crockett's Piano Sonata Red Leaves of Night at the Here and Now festival at Bargemusic in Brooklyn on September 2, 2022 at 7pm.  

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 (!).  Stay tuned for additional details.

'And the River' recording sessions |
June 6-7, 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.  

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.

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).