Upcoming events

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).

'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.

ACE at the Aspen Music Festival |
July 2020 CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Donald Crockett was to return to the Aspen Music Festival to conduct the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) in the opening weeks of the festival, performing works by Maria Schneider and Steven Stucky.  All in-person events of the 2020 Aspen Music Festival were CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 2021 Aspen Music Festival is currently under construction!

Chamber Music Conference 75th Anniversary season commission |
July-August 2020 POSTPONED due to COVID-19 pandemic

Donald Crockett was to return to the CMC as Senior Composer in Residence for the 75th Anniversary season, to be held in summer 2020 at Colgate University in New York.  He is one of the composers commissioned in celebration of the CMC's 75th anniversary, along with Hannah Lash, Kurt Rohde and Elizabeth Ogonek.  His piece, Camera Oscura (It. 'darkroom') a nonet for ww quintet, violin, viola, cello and bass, was to be premiered at the faculty concert on August 1, and coached in participant ensembles all four weeks of the festival.