Upcoming events

New Music USA commission for SAKURA cello quintet |
2019/20 season premiere at Piatigorsky International Cello Festival

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 will be on the closing concert of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, which is part of the Colburn Celebrity Series, in Disney Hall, Los Angeles on March 22, 2020.  Stay tuned for additional details!  Updates on the project also available at the New Music USA website.

Donald Crockett conducts Wyschnegradsky at Other Minds in San Francisco |
June 16, 2019

Donald Crockett conducts microtonal music for multiple pianists (HOCKET - Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff - Vicki Ray and Steven Van Hauwaert) by Ivan Wyschnegradsky during the 2019 Other Minds Festival.  The US premieres of Cosmos and Ainsi Parlait Zarathoustra, after about 80 years, will be on June 16, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.

And the River with HOCKET and ACE at Aspen |
June 22 - July 7, 2019

Donald Crockett returns for the opening weeks of the Aspen Music Festival to conduct his concerto for duo-pianists and chamber orchestra, And the River, with HOCKET and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE). And the River is a co-commission with the Aspen Music Festival and School, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and the Oberlin Contemporary Ensemble.  Donald Crockett also conducts Sebastian Fagerlund's Octet Autumn Equinox, and works with ACE and the Aspen composition fellows in the preparation of their new pieces composed for ACE at the Festival.

Resident Composer at the Atlantic Music Festival |
July 8 - 14, 2019

Donald Crockett returns to the Atlantic Music Festival as a resident composer, where he will teach composition students and coach performance fellows in his music. Colby College, Watertown, Maine.  July 8 - 14.

Bennington Chamber Music Conference |
July 21-August 4, 2019

Donald Crockett returns to the Bennington Chamber Music Conference, in its 74th year, to work with Resident composers Allen Shawn, Scott Wheeler and Judith Shatin, composition fellows, faculty coaches and participants in this amazing chamber music summer camp.  He is also one of the commissioned composers for a new chamber work (together with Hannah Lash, Elizabeth Ogonek and Stephen Hartke) for the CMC's 75th Anniversary season in 2020.  July 21 - August 4, Bennington College, VT.