Aaron Travers’ “Weave In,” for choir, bandoneon and piano, was premiered today (October 10, 2021) by the Bloomington Unitarian Universalist Church Choir under Susan Swaney. The instrumental parts were performed by the duo Ben&Winnie (Ben Bogart, bandoneon; Winnie Cheung, piano). The piece was commissioned in honor of Dan Quilter, former chair of the Spanish Language Department at Indiana University, and former UU Choir member, who died in May of 2008. His tireless work with the organization Interweave, dedicated to ending...
On October 22, 2021, conductor Aik Khai Pung and the CCM Concert Orchestra will premiere Aaron Travers’ orchestration of Edvard Grieg’s Lyric Pieces, op. 43. The piece will be featured alongside Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ Third Symphony. Time and venue will be announced shortly.
Aaron Travers was recently commissioned by the Library of Congress to write a short work for solo piano as part of the Boccaccio Project. The project asks participating composers to write short works addressing the new reality of quarantining and social distancing during the Coronavirus epidemic. The piece, entitled Olcott Park, will be performed by Daniel Pesca of the Grossman Ensemble on June 23rd at 8pm ONLINE. More information can be found here.
Aaron Travers recently completed two new tango-inspired works: Weave In for amateur choir, bandoneon and piano; and Gato Selvaje for Suzuki strings, bandoneon and piano. Performances are anticipated in Fall of 2020. In addition, a new video of his bandoneon/piano duo La Proxima Traicion was recently released. A link to the video can be found here.
Two works by Aaron Travers are featured on two newly released CDs. The first is Virginia: The West, performed by NOTUS on their CD Of Radiance and Refraction, available from Amazon, Apple/iTunes and Innova. The other, Sanctuary, is performed by the American Wild Ensemble on their double CD Music in the American Wild, available from Amazon, Apple/iTunes and Artist Share. A video album of Sanctuary is also available from Artist Share.