Events

Upcoming events

ACE at the Aspen Music Festival

June 25 - July 16, 2017

Donald Crockett returns to the Aspen Music Festival and School in Summer 2017 to lead the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) for the first three weeks of the festival in concerts and reading sessions. ACE performs on the weekly Chamber Music concerts in Harris Hall at 4pm.
July 1 - 'Polish Folk Songs' by Lee Hyla
July 8 - 'Whistling in the Dark' by Donald Crockett
July 15 - 'Ophelia Dances Book I' by Oliver Knussen
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July 6 - 'Nachtlieder' by Esa-Pekka Salonen on the Aspen Chapel Chamber Music Series 4:15 pm

Dance Concerto at MoMA Summergarden

July 9, 2017

Joel Sachs leads the New Juilliard Ensemble in the New York premiere of Donald Crockett's Dance Concerto for Clarinet/Bass Clarinet and Eight Instruments at the Museum of Modern Art's Summergarden series, July 9 at 8pm in the Sculpture Garden.

Caramoor Festival commission for a new string quartet for the Argus Quartet

July 14, 2017

The Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts has commissioned Donald Crockett for a new string quartet, String Quartet No. 4 'Traveling Symphony,' on behalf of the Argus Quartet, Caramoor's 2016-17 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence. The new quartet will be premiered at Caramoor's 2017 Summer Season on the evening of July 14.

Atlantic Music Festival

July 18 - 24, 2017

Donald Crockett returns to the Atlantic Music Festival, where he will be teaching AMF composition students and coaching AMF fellows in performances of his music.

Bennington Chamber Music Conference

July 23 - August 13, 2017

Donald Crockett returns for his sixteenth season as Senior Composer in Residence with the Bennington Chamber Music Conference at Bennington College, Vermont, where he will work with Resident Composers Marc Mellits, Harold Meltzer and Susan Botti, Composition Fellows, CMC participants and performance faculty.  He will also present a seminar, 'Composing String Quartets,' on Thursday August 10.  Visit cmceast.org for details of the 2017 conference.

Recent events

'Fanfare Studies' featured on Thibaut Garcia international tour

2016 - 2017 season

This season, Guitar Foundation of America 2015 International Competition first prize winner Thibaut Garcia is performing Donald Crockett's Fanfare Studies -  commissioned as the set piece for the competition held in Oklahoma City in June 2015 - on a 60-concert international tour.  Thibaut Garcia's performance of Fanfare Studies at the competition finals was, in a word, phenomenal.  
Over forty concerts are already in the books with venues in Louisville, Cincinnati, Oberlin, St. Louis, Phoenix, New York and Paris, among others. Upcoming concerts include March 25 in Brownsville, Texas, March 28 in Monterrey, Mexico, April 2 in Albany, New York, April 6 in Edmonton, Canada, and April 8 in Calgary.

'Night Scenes' on Fifth House Ensemble's touring season

2016 - 2017 season

Donald Crockett's piano trio, Night Scenes, will be featured in the touring repertory of Chicago's outstanding new music group, Fifth House Ensemble, during its 2016-17 concert season.
Upcoming performances: April 3, Carolina Strings Academy, Aiken, SC; April 8, Elastic Arts in Chicago; April 21, PianoForte in Chicago

Thornton Edge

April 12, 2017

Donald Crockett leads Thornton Edge in music by Malcolm J. Singer (Bush Boogie), and Joan Tower (Noon Dance).  Also on the program is music by Jennifer Higdon and James Matheson. Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm.

'En La Tierra' at Lincoln Center with New York's Riverside Symphony

April 1, 2017

Donald Crockett's guitar concerto, En La Tierra, receives its New York premiere at Alice Tully Hall by the Riverside Symphony and guitarist Robert Belinic, conducted by music director George Rothman.  Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, 8pm. 

Capriccio II with HOCKET at the University of Georgia

March 16, 2017

Visiting Sarah Gibson's home state, HOCKET (Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff) gives another prestidigitatious performance of Capriccio II, a duo piano concerto in all but name written for and dedicated to HOCKET, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, March 16 at 7:30pm in Ramsey Hall.

Capriccio II with HOCKET at Webster University in St. Louis

March 9, 2017

Capriccio II is again in the sure hands of HOCKET in a featured concert at Webster University in St. Louis.  March 9 at 8pm.

Jeffrey Holmes' Hagall with Thornton Edge

March 1, 2017

Jeffrey Holmes' Hagall for large ensemble, commissioned by New York's Talea Ensemble, will be featured with Thornton Edge, Donald Crockett conducting.  Also on the program is music by Stephen Hartke, Barbara White and Magnus Lindberg.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm.

HOCKET performs Capriccio II

February 24, 2017

Continuing the premiere performance run of Donald Crockett's Capriccio II, the duo composer/pianists Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, aka HOCKET, perform this work which was written for them on a concert at UCLA on February 24, hall and time TBD.

Hui Wu plays Pilgrimage at Brand Library

January 28, 2017

Pianist Hui Wu will play Donald Crockett's Pilgrimage in a varied solo program at Brand Library in Glendale, January 28 at 2pm.  Also on the program are works by Bach, Chopin, Stravinsky and Philip Glass.

'Schnee' at Jacaranda

November 19, 2016

Donald Crockett conducts Hans Abrahamsen's hour-long, intricate set of canons for nine players, Schnee, on a Jacaranda series concert on November 19 at 8pm, First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica.

Thornton Edge plays Julian Anderson's 'Van Gogh Blue'

November 9, 2016

Donald Crockett leads USC's Thornton Edge in a program featuring Julian Anderson's 'Van Gogh Blue.'  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm.

String Quartet No. 3 'Cortege' premieres with Dilijan at Colburn

October 16, 2016

The wonderful Dilijan Chamber Music Series, presented by the Lark Musical Society, has commissioned Donald Crockett for a new string quartet to be premiered in the 2016/17 season on a concert including music by Haydn (Emperor Quartet) and Beethoven (Archduke Trio).  The world premiere of String Quartet No. 3 Cortege will take place on the Dilijan subscription series concert at 3pm on Sunday, October 16 in Zipper Hall of the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles.

New Music for Orchestra

October 14, 2014

Donald Crockett conducts the USC Thornton Symphony in the annual New Music for Orchestra program premiering outstanding Thornton composition students' works.  The program includes music by Peter Shin, Ryan McWilliams, Georgi Dimitrov, Bryan Curt Kostors, Thomas Mellan and Julia Adolphe.  Also featured are the cello quintet out of the Thornton School, Sakura, in Thomas Mellan's ...on transcendence..., and New York Philharmonic principal violist and Thornton alumna, Cynthia Phelps, in a preview performance of Julia Adolphe's Unearth, Release, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic. 

Thornton Edge in music of Joan Tower, Timo Andres, Sean Friar and Harrison Birtwistle

October 5, 2016

Donald Crockett conducts his USC new music ensemble, Thornton Edge, in classic works by Joan Tower (Breakfast Rhythms I and II), and Harrison Birtwistle (Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum), together with recent music by Timo Andres and Thornton faculty composer, Sean Friar.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm. 

Donald Crockett conducts Jacaranda in Reich's 'Eight Lines' at Disney Hall

October 1, 2016

As part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new music marathon, Noon to Midnight, on October 1 at Disney Hall, Donald Crockett will lead a Jacaranda ensemble in Steve Reich's Eight Lines.  Walt Disney Concert Hall, 5:30 pm.

Hocket premieres Capriccio II

September 15, 2016

The piano duo Hocket, Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, will premiere Donald Crockett's Capriccio II for two pianos, written for Hocket in celebration of the launch of the duo.  The concert also features Stephen Hartke's Sonata for Piano Four Hands.  Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, 7:30 pm.

The Ceiling of Heaven at Bennington

July 30, 2016

The Bennington Chamber Music Conference faculty will perform Donald Crockett's piano quartet, The Ceiling of Heaven, on July 30 at 8 pm in Greenwall Auditorium on the Bennington College campus as part of the Faculty Concert Series.

Donald Crockett returns to the Bennington Chamber Music Conference as Senior Composer in Residence

July 24 - August 14, 2016

Donald Crockett returns for his fifteenth summer as Senior Composer in Residence at the Bennington Chamber Music Conference at Bennington College, Vermont, for three weeks, July 24 - August 14.  In addition to working with Resident Composers Jesse Jones, Sean Friar and Amy Williams, he will work with the composition fellows, coach conference participants, and work with the performance faculty.  

On July 30 at 8:00 pm, the CMC faculty will perform Donald Crockett's piano quartet, 'The Ceiling of Heaven,' in Greenwall Auditorium on the Bennington College campus as part of the Faculty Concert Series.  'The Ceiling of Heaven' was the first Jacob Glick Memorial Commission (2004) from the Bennington Chamber Music Conference.  Other Glick commissions to date are by Gabriela Lena Frank, Paul Moravec and John Fitz Rogers.

'Whistling in the Dark' at Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music

July 23, 2016

Donald Crockett's new music ensemble work 'Whistling in the Dark' will be performed at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music Fromm Concert on July 23 at 2:30 pm in Ozawa Hall. 

Donald Crockett in residence at the Atlantic Music Festival

July 17 - 24, 2016

Donald Crockett will be a resident composer on the faculty at the Atlantic Music Festival July 17 - 24 at Colby College in Maine.  In addition to working with the composition students at the festival, he will give talks about his music, master classes, and hear performances of his works by AMF students.

Donald Crockett conducts the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble in July

June 27 - July 16, 2016

Donald Crockett will be in residence at the Aspen Music Festival this summer, June 27 - July 16, working with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) and the composition students. He will conduct ACE in three Saturday concerts at the Festival.

July 2 - Pierre Boulez 'Derives 1' and Timo Andres 'Trade Winds'
July 9 - Julian Anderson 'Van Gogh Blue'
July 16 - Donald Crockett 'to airy thinness beat'

JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition

June 6 - 11, 2016

Donald Crockett serves as a judge for the 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition in Buffalo, New York.  The finals, with orchestra, take place on Saturday, June 11.

Tracking Inland at Oberlin

May 5, 2016

Conductor Timothy Weiss leads the Oberlin Sinfonietta in a performance of Donald Crockett's Tracking Inland for flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, harp and string quartet.  The performance is at the Oberlin College/Conservatory of Music on the evening of May 5. 

Phillip Bush plays Pilgrimage in NYC

April 18, 2016

Pianist Phillip Bush takes the Pilgrimage program to New York City on April 18, playing in Benzaquen Hall at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music at 7:30 pm.  The program includes Sweelinck's Fantasia in D, Chopin's F minor Fantasy, Dutilleux's 1948 Sonata, and Pilgrimage.

Phillip Bush plays Pilgrimage at Cornell

April 17, 2016

Pianist Phillip Bush will play Donald Crockett's virtuosic solo piano work, Pilgrimage, in a concert in Barnes Hall at Cornell University on April 17 at 2:00 pm.  The program also includes music by Sweelinck, Chopin and Dutilleux. 

Donald Crockett conducts Thornton Edge

April 13, 2016

In the final concert of the 2015/16 season, Donald Crockett conducts Thornton Edge in a program featuring music from composers, including dear friends, who have recently left us.  The program includes David Stock's Quick Opener, Pierre Boulez's Notations, and Steven Stucky's The Stars and The Roses.  Also on the program is music by George Crumb and Sofia Gubiadulina.  The concert is in Newman Recital Hall on the USC campus on April 13 at 7:30 pm.

Donald Crockett and Christopher Rountree conduct Edge and WildUp on Visions and Voices at USC

March 2, 2016

In a concert about Art and Activism, Thornton Edge and wildUp collaborate on a concert of politically engaged music conducted by the directors of the two ensembles, Donald Crockett and Christopher Rountree.  The concert is in Newman Recital Hall on the USC campus on March 2 at 7:30 pm.

Donald Crockett conducts Ades and Barry at Jacaranda concerts.

January 30, 2016

Donald Crockett conducts works by Thomas Ades and Gerald Barry on the Jacaranda concert series in Santa Monica on January 30.

Wet Ink by Musiqa in Houston

January 9, 2016

Donald Crockett's Wet Ink for violin and piano will be performed by Houston's new music ensemble, Musiqa, at the MATCH Theater in Houston on January 9.

'Daglarym/My Mountains' performed and recorded by C4 in New York City.

November 19 and 21, 2015

The New York-based vocal ensemble, C4, will reprise Donald Crockett's Daglarym/My Mountains in two concerts in New York City on November 19 and 21.  Following these concerts, the ensemble will record the piece for their second album.

Donald Crockett conducts Thornton Edge at Newman Recital Hall

November 11, 2015

Donald Crockett leads USC Thornton Edge in a program featuring music by George Crumb, Kaija Saariaho, Mark Anthony Turnage, and a world premiere by Cengiz Eren.  7:30 pm in Newman Recital Hall on the USC campus.

Composition Forum and master classes at Oberlin

November 2 - 3, 2015

Donald Crockett will be at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music presenting his music at the Composition Studio Class, and give masterclasses and lessons to Conservatory composition students. 

Residency at Cleveland Institute of Music

October 29 - November 2, 2015

Donald Crockett will be Guest Composer with the New Music Ensemble at Cleveland Institute of Music, and work with students in masterclasses and lessons, October 29 - November 2.  The New Music Ensemble concert on Sunday, November 1 will feature three Crockett works, 'Whistling in the Dark,' 'to be sung on the water,' and 'to airy thinness beat.'  The soloist in 'to airy thinness beat' will be CIM faculty violist, Kirsten Docter.

Donald Crockett conducts New Music for Orchestra at USC Thornton

October 16, 2015

Donald Crockett conducts the annual New Music for Orchestra concert with the USC Thornton Symphony on Friday, October 16, 7:30 pm in Bovard Auditorium on the USC campus.  Over the years, Crockett has conducted over 125 world premieres of orchestral music by talented Thornton student composers.  Many of the works have gone on to win awards, commissions and subscription performances around the nation.

Donald Crockett conducts Thornton Edge at Newman Recital Hall

October 7, 2015

Donald Crockett conducts his outstanding student ensemble, Thornton Edge, on the USC campus Wednesday, October 7 in Newman Recital Hall.  The program includes music by Kurt Rohde, Hannah Lash, Oliver Knussen, Steven Stucky, and a bit of early music - Stravinsky's Septet from 1953.

Ceiling of Heaven in Boulder

October 2, 2015

Donald Crockett's Ceiling of Heaven will be performed by Charles Wetherbee and friends at the Academy, Boulder CO. Written for piano quartet, the title is inpired by a line from a Kenneth Rexroth poem - "...the hawks scream, playing together on the ceiling of heaven" - Signature of All Things. Ceiling of Heaven was Jointly commissioned by Bennington Chamber Music Conference, Los Angeles County Museum of Arts and Xtet. 

Whistling in the Dark at Oberlin

September 25, 2015

Donald Crockett's Whistling in the Dark for mixed chamber ensemble will be performed by the Oberlin New Music Ensemble, conducted by Timothy Weiss. The piece evokes a series of dystopian dance-like scenes at the end of the world. Whistling in the Dark was commissioned by the California Ear Unit in 1999 and has been performed throughout the US including at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

Blue Earth CD released by BMOP/sound

May, 2015

Donald Crockett's new orchestral CD, Blue Earth, was recently released by BMOP/sound.  The recording opens with a virtuosic overture titled Wedge, inspired by the infamous wave break on the West Coast. Viola Concerto  a highly colourful and evocative work, features soloist Kate Vincent with concertino (Firebird Ensemble) and orchestra. The title work of Blue Earth in an expansive sinfonia concertante for full orchestra. All performances by Gil Rose (conductor) and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.  Blue Earth is now available on Amazon and at bmop.org.

Bennington Chamber Music Conference

July 26 - August 16, 2015

Donald Crockett returns to the Bennington Chamber Music Conference in July and August, where he serves as Senior Composer-in-Residence, working with Resident Composers Kurt Rohde, Hannah Lash and Dan Visconti, Composition Fellows and the faculty and participants of the conference which is now in its 69th summer.

'Fanfare Studies' at the Guitar Foundation of America international competition

June 22 - 26, 2015

Commissioned by the Guitar Foundation of America, Donald Crockett's 'Fanfare Studies' is the 2015 new work played by all contestants at the GFA International Competition held in Oklahoma City during June 22 - 26.  The winner of the competition will play Fanfare Studies on tour internationally as part of the first prize award.  In addition, Donald Crockett will conduct the Festival Orchestra in a concert of guitar concertos on Friday, June 26 at 8 pm.

'NIght Scenes' at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

June 14, 2015

Donald Crockett's 'Night Scenes' for piano trio will be featured on a concert at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art with Lina Bahn, violin, Tobias Werner, cello, and Lura Johnson, piano.

'Roethke Preludes' at Northwestern

May 2, 2015

Donald Crockett's Roethke Preludes for orchestra will be performed by the Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra, Robert Hasty, conductor, on Saturday evening, May 2.

Xtet at LACMA 50th Anniversary concert

April 29, 2015

Donald Crockett conducts Stravinsky's Septet with Xtet at the 50th Anniversary concert at the LA County Museum of Art, Bing Theater, April 29 at 7:30 pm.

Whistling in the Dark with with University of Wisconsin Contemporary Chamber Ensemble

March 21, 2015

As part of the University of Wisconsin's George Crumb Festival, March 20-23, the UW Contemporary Chamber Ensemble will perform Donald Crockett's Whistling in the Dark on Saturday, March 21 at 8pm.  Also on the program is music by George Crumb and Cindy Cox.

'to be sung on the water' at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's Westside Connections

March 19, 2015

Donald Crockett's duo for violin and viola, 'to be sung on the water,' will be featured in a Westside Connections concert of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, curated by concertmaster Margaret Batjer.  The performance will feature principal LACO players Sarah Thornblade, violin, and Roland Kato, viola.  The concert is at 7:30pm at the Moss Theater at New Roads School.  Visit laco.org for further information.

'to airy thinness beat' with Meredith Treaster at UMKC

March 12, 2015

Donald Crockett will be in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City during the week of March 9 - 13, conducting the UMKC Musica Nova in 'to airy thinness beat' with soloist, Meredith Treaster, and giving masterclasses and a composition forum on his music. 

USC Thornton Edge at Newman Recital Hall

March 4, 2015

Donald Crockett conducts Thornton Edge in music by Stephen Hartke, Lee Hyla and Judith Weir.  Music for guitar and percussion by George Crumb rounds out the program.  The concert is at 7:30 pm in Newman Recital Hall on the USC campus.

USC Thornton Edge at Newman Recital Hall

April 15, 2015

Donald Crockett conducts USC Thornton Edge new music ensemble in a concert featuring music by Jonathan Harvey, Frederick Lesemann, Pierre Jalbert and Stephen Hartke in Newman Recital Hall on the USC campus.  The concert is at 7:30 pm.

Dance Concerto for Clarinet/Bass Clarinet and Wind Ensemble

February 27, 2015

University of Maryland

Clarinetist Paul Cigan, who played the world premiere of Dance Concerto in the 8 instrument version with 21st Century Consort and conductor Christopher Kendall at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in April 2013, performs the piece with the University of Maryland Wind Ensemble, Michael Votta, conductor.
 

'Zones duet' from The Face at David St. John's Distinguished Writers event at USC

February 25, 2015

A dramatic duet from The Face, an opera by Donald Crockett and David St. John, will be performed at the Provost's Distinguished Writers Series event featuring poet David St. John.  The performers are Katherine Beck, soprano, Jonathan Mack, tenor, and guitarist Brian Head; David St. John will read this poem, among other works, and music by Frank Ticheli and Chris Sampson will also be featured.  This USC Visions and Voices event is at 6:30 pm in Doheny Library on the USC campus. 

Scree at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music

February 15, 2015

Pasadena Conservatory of Music faculty members Nic Gerpe, Yuri Inoo and Rebecca Merblum perform Donald Crockett's 'Scree' for cello, piano and percussion on a fundraising gala at the Conservatory on Sunday, February 15.  The concert is at 4pm.

Dance Concerto for Clarinet/Bass Clarinet and Wind Ensemble

December 3, 2014

Ithaca College, Ford Hall

Clarinetist Richard Faria joins the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble and conductor Steve Peterson in a performance of Donald Crockett's Dance Concerto at Ithaca College's Ford Hall at 8:15 pm.
 

Dance Concerto for Clarinet/Bass Clarinet and Wind Ensemble

November 20, 2014

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Kevin Geraldi leads a consortium premiere performance of Dance Concerto with the University of North Carolina, Greensboro Wind Ensemble, Anthony Taylor, clarinet soloist.
 

Donald Crockett conducts New Music for Orchestra at USC Thornton

October 23, 2014

Bovard Auditorium, USC campus 7:30 pm

Donald Crockett conducts the USC Thornton Symphony in the annual New Music for Orchestra concert featuring premieres of orchestral works by outstanding Thornton composition students.  Under the direction of Donald Crockett, NMO  has premiered over 125 orchestral works in the past quarter century, many of which have gone on to receive major performances and prizes nationwide.  The concert is on Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 pm in Bovard Auditorium on the USC campus.
 

Whistling in the Dark with Thornton Edge at USC

October 1, 2014

Newman Recital Hall, USC Campus 7:30 pm

Donald Crockett leads USC Thornton Edge in a repeat of the Carlsbad Festival concert on September 20.  The concert is in USC's Newman Recital Hall at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 1.
 

Whistling in the Dark with Thornton Edge at Carlsbad

September 20, 2014

Carlsbad Music Festival, 4pm

Donald Crockett conducts USC Thornton Edge at Matt McBane's Carlsbad Music Festival in a program including Sean Friar's 'In the Blue,' Andrew Norman's 'Farnsworth: Four Portraits of a House,' Ted Hearne's 'crispy gentlemen,' David Lang's 'Increase,' and his own 'Whistling in the Dark.'  The concert is at 4pm at the festival's Main Stage, the Carlsbad Village Theater.
 

Donald Crockett in residence at Bennington Chamber Music Conference

July 25 - August 17, 2014

Bennington College, Vermont

Donald Crockett returns to the Bennington Chamber Music Conference as Senior Composer in Residence for summer 2014.  He will supervise the Composers' Forum activities and work with Resident Composers Ted Hearne, Sean Shepherd and Laura Schwendinger, and the 2014 Composition Fellows.  His work for oboe and string quartet, Celestial Mechanics, will be performed on the Faculty Artist Series on July 26.
 

'Celestial Mechanics' at the Bennington Chamber Music Conference

July 26, 2014

Bennington College, Vermont

The Faculty Artist Series of the Bennington Chamber Music Conference will present Donald Crockett's 'Celestial Mechanics' for oboe and string quartet, featuring stellar faculty of the Conference.  The concert is at 8pm in Bennington College's Greenwall Auditorium.
 

'to airy thinness beat' at MoMA

July 6, 2014

Museum of Modern Art, New York City

The opening concert of MoMA's Summergarden concert series on July 6 features Donald Crockett's 'to airy thinness beat' in a performance by Joel Sachs and members of the New Juilliard Ensemble.
 

Brian Head plays 'The Falcon's Eye' at Monk Space

April 29, 2014

Monk Space, downtown Los Angeles

Guitarist Brian Head offers a concert of new and recent music for guitar, including selections from Donald Crockett's set of preludes, 'The Falcon's Eye'.  The concert is at 8pm at Monk Space, 4414 W 2nd Street, Los Angeles 90004.
 

Blue Earth with BMOP

March 28, 2014

Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor, presents Blue Earth for orchestra on a program with Steven Stucky's first Concerto for Orchestra.  The concert is at 8pm.  Visit bmop.org for more details.
 

Blue Earth recording sessions with BMOP

March 29-30, 2014

Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor, will record Blue Earth for an all-Crockett CD upcoming on BMOP Sound.  Support for this project comes from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.
 

Residency at New England Conservatory

March 26 - April 1, 2014

New England Conservatory

Donald Crockett will be in residence at the New England Conservatory Composition Department during the BMOP performance and recording of Blue Earth, presenting master classes and colloquia on his music.
 

Thornton Edge new music

March 5, 2014

Newman Recital Hall, USC campus

Donald Crockett conducts the USC Thornton Edge new music ensemble in works by Don Freund, Frederick Lesemann, Jordan Nelson, Jonathan Harvey and Donald Crockett.  7:30 pm, Newman Recital Hall on the USC campus.
 

The Cinnamon Peeler

March 5, 2014

Newman Recital Hall, USC campus

Thornton Edge new music ensemble presents Donald Crockett's The Cinnamon Peeler, featuring mezzo soprano Victoria Fox and conducted by the composer.  7:30 pm Newman Recital Hall, USC campus.
 

New Music for Orchestra

February 27, 2014

Bovard Auditorium, USC campus

Donald Crockett conducts the USC Thornton Symphony in its annual New Music for Orchestra concert featuring five new works by Thornton student composers.  Donald Crockett has premiered over 125 new works leading NMO over the past 25 years.
 

Dance Concerto

February 9, 2014

Bovard Auditorium, USC campus

H. Robert Reynolds conducts the world premiere of Dance Concerto in this version for Clarinet/Bass Clarinet and Wind Ensemble.  This will be the first premiere performance in a consortium of 22 wind ensembles around the country, with USC Thornton Wind Ensemble as the lead member of the consortium.  Stefan Van Sant is the soloist.  The concert is at 4pm.
 

Bogliasco Residency

November 20 - December 20, 2013

Bogliasco, Italy

Donald Crockett will be in residence at the Liguria Study Center of the Bogliasco Foundation for a month of creative work as a Fellowship Advisory Committee resident.  He was the Aaron Copland Fellow at Bogliasco in 2006 and is now on the fellowship advisory committee for the Bogliasco Foundation.
 

Composition Forum at University of Arizona

October 14, 2013

University of Arizona, Tucson

Donald Crockett will present his Viola Concerto and opera, The Face, as guest speaker on Dan Asia's Composition Forum series at the University of Arizona.
 

Bennington Chamber Music Conference

July 28-August 18, 2013

Bennington College, Vermont

Donald Crockett will return to the Bennington Chamber Music Conference as Senior Composer-in-Residence, where he will work with Resident Composers Caroline Mallonee, Jeffrey Mumford and John Fitz Rogers, composition fellows, conference faculty and participants in the Composers' Forum activities.
 

American Academy of Arts and Letters Awards Ceremony

May 15, 2013
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City

Donald Crockett will receive an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for exceptional artistic achievement as a composer.

Night Scenes

April 22, 2013

UC Davis

Firebird Ensemble performs Night Scenes in residence at UC Davis.

Dance Concerto for Clarinet and Eight Instruments

April 20, 2013

World premiere.  Co-commissioned by Frank Hudson and 21st Century Consort                
Paul Cigan, clarinet and bass clarinet
21st Century Consort, Christopher Kendall, conductor
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C., 5pm

USC Thornton Contemporary Music Ensemble

April 17, 2013

Donald Crockett, music director and conductor
music by Stephen Hartke and Frank Ticheli
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

USC Thornton Contemporary Music Ensemble

March 6, 2013

Donald Crockett, conductor
music by Stephen Hartke and Frederick Lesemann

New Music for Orchestra

February 28, 2013

USC Thornton Symphony
Donald Crockett, conductor
new orchestral music by USC student composers

Viola Concerto recording

February 18, 2013

Merrimack College

Kate Vincent, viola
Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor
BMOP Sound

Viola Concerto

February 15, 2013

Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, Boston

World premiere.  Commissioned by JFNMC
Kate Vincent, viola
Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor

Wet Ink

February 3, 2013

Pasadena Conservatory of Music

The Panic Duo repeats Wet Ink in a concert of American music at the Pasadena Conservatory.

Wet Ink

February 1, 2013

Thayer Hall, Colburn School, Los Angeles

The Panic Duo - Nic Gerpe, piano and Pasha Tseitlin, violin, perform Wet Ink on a concert of American music.

Night Scenes (piano trio)

January 15, 2013
members of Firebird Ensemble: Gabriela Diaz, violin; David Russell, cello; Sarah Bob, piano
New Gallery Series, Boston

USC Thornton Contemporary Music Ensemble

November 19, 2012

Donald Crockett, conductor
music by Joan Tower, Dai Fujikura and Stephen Hartke

Night Scenes

November 7, 2012
Susan Waterbury, violin; Elizabeth Simkin, cello; Xak Bjerken, piano
Ithaca College Faculty Music Series, Ithaca, New York

The Cinnamon Peeler (mezzo soprano and ensemble)

October 23, 2012
Mary Nessinger, mezzo soprano
Sequitur
McGill University, Montreal

Night Scenes

October 14, 2012
Ensemble X
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

USC Thornton Contemporary Music Ensemble

October 8

Donald Crockett, conductor
music by David Dzubay, Lukas Foss and Stephen Hartke

to airy thinness beat

September 27, 2012

Chamber Concerto for Viola and 6 Instruments
Edward Gazouleas, viola
Indiana University New Music Ensemble, David Dzubay, conductor
Bloomington, Indiana
composition residency September 25 - 28

Wedge (orchestra)

September 17, 2012

recording session
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Gil Rose, conductor
Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston

The Face (opera)

August 31, 2012

Daniel Norman, tenor; Thomas Meglioranza, baritone; Jane Sheldon, soprano; Janna Baty, mezzo soprano
Firebird Ensemble, Gil Rose, conductor
concert performance, Boston Conservatory, Boston

More information: www.thefaceopera.com

The Face (opera)

August 25, 27 and 28, 2012

world premiere performances
co-commissioned by Patricia Wylde and Firebird Ensemble
Japan America Theatre, Los Angeles
Daniel Norman, tenor; Thomas Meglioranza, baritone; Jane Sheldon, soprano; Janna Baty, mezzo soprano
Kate Vincent, producer
Yano Iatrides, stage director
Gil Rose, music director and conductor
Laurent Schneegans, lighting designer
Brian Head, guitar
Firebird Ensemble

More information: www.thefaceopera.com

Monday Evening Concerts

March 26, 2012

Donald Crockett, conductor
music by Stefan Wolpe
Zipper Hall, Colburn School, Los Angeles

Viola Concerto

February 15, 2013
World premiere.  Commissioned by JFNMC
Kate Vincent, viola
Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor
Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston

New Music for Orchestra

February 28, 2013
USC Thornton Symphony
Donald Crockett, conductor
new orchestral music by USC student composers

USC Thornton Contemporary Music Ensemble

April 17, 2013

Donald Crockett, music director and conductor
music by Stephen Hartke and Frank Ticheli
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Dance Concerto for Clarinet and Eight Instruments

April 20, 2013
World premiere.  Co-commissioned by Frank Hudson and 21st Century Consort                
Paul Cigan, clarinet and bass clarinet
21st Century Consort, Christopher Kendall, conductor
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

USC Thornton Contemporary Music Ensemble

March 6, 2013

Donald Crockett, conductor
music by Stephen Hartke and Frederick Lesemann