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). Updates on the project also available at the New Music USA website.
New Music USA commission for SAKURA cello quintet
March 22, 2020 POSTPONED due to COVID-19 pandemic