Donald Crockett: BMOP CD Review, Fall 2015 Updates

Blue Earth CD

“Blue Earth,” recorded on BMOP Sound (1042)

Donald Crocket’s new CD Blue Earth was released in May on BMOP/sound (#1042).  With performances by violist Kate Vincent, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project directed by Gil Rose, the recording has been well reviewed by “Gramophone” in their September 2015 issue.  Additionally, on July 8th, 2015, he was interviewed by Jim Svejda on KUSC Classical about his new CD, how he comes up with the perfect title and why he thinks the viola gets a bad rap. The album contains Crockett’s works Wedge, Viola Concerto, and Blue Earth, all published by Keiser Classical.

Donald Crockett will make two stops in a trip to Ohio this fall, first at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) from Oct 29th – Nov 2nd, with performances by the CIM New Music Ensemble of Whistling in the Dark, to be sung on the water, and to airy thinness beat with CIM faculty member, viola soloist Kirsten Doctor.  Then from Nov 2nd – 3rd he visits Oberlin Conservatory, working with composition students and presenting his new CD’s music to Stephen Hartke’s Composition Studio Class.

On Nov 19th and 21st, Don will be in New York City as vocal ensemble C4 performs his choral piece Daglarym/My Mountains on two concerts.  These performances will be followed by a recording session of the piece for C4’s upcoming second CD.  The work is available from your favorite retailer or through Hal Leonard.