Keiser Classical will publish Donald Crockett’s Dance Sonata for clarinet/ bass clarinet and piano this spring. The work was originally conceived as his “Dance Concerto” which was scored for mixed accompaniment of eight instruments for the 21st Century Consort, premiered in April 2013. Following that, a wind ensemble accompaniment was commissioned and premiered by a consortium of CBDNA member band directors. The sonata is a fully independent piece, but it can also be used by a soloist preparing a performance with any version of the work as all share the same musical material. For more information, write to Keiser Classical.
Crockett’s work Tracking Inland for flute, clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), harp and string quartet will be performed at Oberlin Conservatory on May 5 by the Oberlin Contemporary Ensemble conducted by Tim Weiss.
July 6 – to airy thinness beat for viola and six instruments at the opening concert of the Museum of Modern Art Summer Garden series in New York. Joel Sachs leads members of the New Juilliard Ensemble. Materials for this work can be obtained from our rental department.
July 24 – August 17 – he will again be at the Bennington Chamber Music Conference at Bennington College as Senior Composer in Residence. On July 26, the CMC’s Faculty Artist Concert Series will present Crockett’s Celestial Mechanicsfor oboe and string quartet. Additionally, he will conduct Resident Composer Ted Hearne’s piece, crispy gentlemen, on the August 2 concert.
Fall/Spring 2014/15 – performances are lining up for the Dance Concerto for Clarinet/Bass Clarinet and Wind Ensemble, commissioned by a consortium of 22 college and university wind ensembles. For more information on Donald Crockett’s works, please contact Keiser Classical.
Donald Crockett’s Blue Earth for orchestra will be performed by The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose conductor at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall on March 28. A recording session follows on April 2 for an all-Crockett disc to be released on the BMOP Sound label. Crockett will be the visiting composer in residence at NEC during the same week.
The version of Dance Concerto for clarinet/bass clarinet and wind ensemble has begun its run with the premiere performance by the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, H. Robert Reynolds, conductor and Stefan Van Sant, soloist on February 9. Commissioned by a consortium of 22 wind ensembles nationwide, the premiere run will continue through the 2014/15 season at schools such as Eastman, University of Michigan, University of Texas, Hartt School, University of Maryland, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Michigan State, Arizona State and many others. For more information on Donald Crockett’s music, contact Keiser Classical.