Upcoming events

New Music for Orchestra |
February 23, 2018

Donald Crockett conducts the latest edition of New Music for Orchestra with the Thornton Symphony.  NMO and Crockett have premiered over 150 USC Thornton student orchestral works in this annual series.  Bovard Auditorium, USC campus, 7:30pm.

Thornton Edge new music |
February 28, 2018

Donald Crockett leads the USC Thornton Edge new music ensemble in the world premiere of a violin concerto by Patrick O'Malley, with soloist Clara Kim, together with Veronika Krausas' analemma for 11 musicians and Jacob Druckman's classic Come Round.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30pm.

Thornton Edge with Xak Bjerken plays Stephen Hartke's new piano concerto |
April 10, 2018

Donald Crockett conducts Thornton Edge in the West Coast premiere of Stephen Hartke's new piano concerto with soloist Xak Bjerken.  This is a consortium commission with Thornton Edge and Oberlin's Contemporary Music Ensemble, conducted by Tim Weiss.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm.

Commission for HOCKET and Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra |
May 12-13, 2018

Donald Crockett has been commissioned by the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra for a new work for HOCKET: 4 hands in and around a piano etc. etc. plus a conductorless chamber orchestra of nineteen musicians.  HOCKET is Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, composer-pianists, collaborating with Kaleidoscope from the Steinway.  This concerto is a co-commission with Kaleidoscope, Aspen Music Festival and Oberlin Sinfonietta; stay tuned for additional details.

ACE at the Aspen Music Festival |
June 24 - July 15, 2018

Donald Crockett returns to conduct the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble at the Aspen Music Festival for the opening three weeks.  ACE will play in the weekly Chamber Music concerts in Harris Hall, and offer events at the Chapel Series and elsewhere in Aspen in Summer 2018.  Additional details soon.

Bennington Chamber Music Conference |
July 22 - August 12, 2018

Donald Crockett returns as Senior Composer in Residence with the Bennington Chamber Music Conference on the Bennington College campus, coaching participant musicians, working with Resident Composers Lei Liang, Pierre Jalbert and Paul Moravec, mentoring Composition Fellows, and working with the CMC faculty artists on new and recent chamber music, including Crockett's piano trio, Night Scenes.

New Music USA commission for SAKURA cello quintet |
August 2018 premiere

Donald Crockett has received a commission from New Music USA to compose a major work for the outstanding young cello quintet, SAKURA, for late-summer 2018.  Stay tuned for details!  Updates on the project also available at the New Music USA website.