Upcoming Events

April 16, 2016, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA (TBA): Premiere of a new work for chamber ensemble, commissioned by the Boston New Music Initiative.


News

MacDowell Colony Residency: I was fortunate to have 2 incredible weeks in January at the MacDowell Colony in NH to work on my commission from the Boston New Music Initiative. This place was pure magic! The work, for pierrot ensemble + percussion, will be premiered on April 16 in Arlington, MA.

The American Prize: I am honored to have been awarded the 2015 American Prize in Music, Professional Choral Division, for O Fragile Human, Speak..., which was commissioned and expertly performed/recorded by the Lorelei Ensemble in 2014!

New Recording! Premiere of Sharp Edges for solo clarinet by the illustrious Christopher Grymes now up on the Works page!

Reviews are in! Both the Boston Classical Review and the Boston Musical Intelligencer wrote favorable reviews of the premiere of O Fragile Human, Speak... by the Lorelei Ensemble (May 23 & 24, 2014).


Recent/ Past Events

10/23/15, University of Maine, Orono, ME (7:30pm, $9-$25): Travis performs with the New England Philharmonic. Works by Browne, Schuller, Vores, Rachmaninoff.

10/09/15, Cary Arts Center, Cary, NC (8pm): Travis performs with the Triangle Brass Band. Concert includes premiere of Travis’s arrangement of Rumanian Dance No. 2 by Dumitru Ionel, for Tuba and Brass Band.

7/19/15-8/2/15, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA: Travis one of 10 fellows at the 2015 Composers Conference!

5/10-12/15, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC: Loose Strands for wind ensemble to be recorded by the ECU Chamber Winds. Scott Carter, director.

5/2/15, Tsai Performance Center, Boston University (8pm, $10/$40): Travis performs with the New England Philharmonic. Works by Browne, Schuller, Vores, Rachmaninoff.

4/26/15, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA (2:30pm): Travis performs with the New England Philharmonic brass quintet.

1/23/15, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC: Premiere of Sharp Edges for solo clarinet, commissioned by Christopher Grymes.

5/24/14, Marsh Chapel, Boston University (8pm, $12/$20): Boston Premiere of O Fragile Human, Speak... for 8 female voices and two trumpets, commissioned by the Lorelei Ensemble.

5/23/14, Memorial Chapel, Harvard University (8pm, $12/$20): Premiere of O Fragile Human, Speak... for 8 female voices and two trumpets, commissioned by the Lorelei Ensemble.

5/18/14, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, Australia (7pm, $15/$20): Australian premiere of Transitions for flute, trumpet, and piano, by CATHEXIS.

4/24/14, The Green Room, Somerville, MA (8pm, free): Joint concert with fellow composer/ trumpeter Jason Huffman as part of the Equilibrium Concert Series. Featuring Travis's Riffs and Echoes and Ping, as well as works by Huffman, Carter, Kagel, Scelsi, Stravinsky, Wolpe, and more.

10/26/13, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (8pm, free): Performance of Riffs and Echoes by Travis Alford (tpt) and Emily Koh (bass), and of Rest by the Brandeis Grad Student Choir. Part of New Music Brandeis.

6/3-6/16/13, New Music on the Point, Lake Dunmore, VT: Travis will be a composer fellow for the New Music on the Point Contemporary Music Program, which will include performances of "Four Trees" and "Fairer through Fading" from Emily's Window.

5/31/13, Furman University, Greenville, NC (TBA): Performance of Froschteichmusik as part of the nief-norf Summer Festival.

5/12/13, Town Green, Waltham, MA (4pm, free): The Gentlemen's Very (Very) High Art Society of South Waltham perform as part of the Watch City Festival.

3/20-24/13, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC: Composer-in-Residence for the NewMusic@ECU Festival.

3/22/13, Boston University University, Boston, MA (TBA): Performance of Froschteichmusik by the Boston University Percussion Ensemble.

3/20/13, A.J. Fletcher Hall, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (7:30pm, Free): Premiere of Loose Strands by the ECU Chamber Winds, commissioned for the NewMusic@ECU Festival, plus a performance of You, Create a Diversion... by Laura Carter (horn).

3/17/13, 3rd Sundays @ 3, Waltham, MA (3pm): Performance of Cycles for violin and cello.

3/15/13, Park Street Church, Boston, MA (7:00pm, free): Concert of music by Travis Alford and Tina Tallon, featuring Alexandra Porter (soprano), Jennifer Beattie (mezzo), JJ Penna (piano), Laura Carter (hn), and the Park Street Church Choir.

2/10/13, Slosberg Hall, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (7pm, Free): The Gentlemen's Very (Very) High Art Society of South Waltham, in concert. Works by Travis, Christian Gentry, Peter Lane, David Rakowski, and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

2/1/13, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (2pm, free): Performance of Breathing Room as part of the FSU Festival of New Music.

1/26/13, Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (8pm, free): Premiere of Havoc!, written for the Genkin Philharmonic, in residency as part of New Music Brandeis and funded by the Brandeis Arts Council.

1/17/13, Drinko Hall, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH: Performance of Transitions by the Unconventional Trio.


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