Travis Jones, flute
Kip Franklin, clarinet
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Duos for Flute and Clarinet – Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)
I. Andante sostenuto
II. Allegro risoluto
IV. Allegro ma non troppo
V. Andante molto
Staying the Night – David Biedenbender (b. 1984)
Four Sketches for Flute and Clarinet – Nikola Resanovic (b. 1955)
I. Dove Tails
II. Difference Tones
III. Blue Bolero
IV. Wind Tunnel
Timing: 23:45 minutes
FL-AIR is a flute/clarinet duo based in Mobile, Alabama. Consisting of Travis Jones (flute) and Kip Franklin (clarinet), the duo has performed at the University of South Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Michigan State University, Art Reach of Mid-Michigan, University of Southern Mississippi, and the inaugural International Duos Symposium. The duo is committed to commissioning and performing new works for flute and clarinet duo and were a part of the Flute and Clarinet Duos Consortium commission of Roger Zare’s Zodiacal Light.
Kip Franklin is the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of South Alabama. A native of Michigan, Dr. Franklin has performed in concerts with the Saginaw, Midland, Jackson, Dearborn, and Toledo symphonies, as well as in festivals throughout the United States and in Europe. He has presented and performed at the International Clarinet Association Conventions in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Columbus, Ohio; Birmingham, Alabama; Orlando, Florida; Ostend, Belgium; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Reno, Nevada. As a guest clinician, he has presented master classes at numerous high schools and universities across the country. His clarinet teachers include Caroline Hartig, Kennen White, Theodore Oien, and Guy Yehuda.
Travis Jones is the second flutist of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and plays piccolo with the Venice Symphony. Additionally, he has played abroad and in the U.S. with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and Lansing Symphony Orchestra. Travis was selected as the only American participant in the 2014 Nicolet International Flute Competition. Currently, he is the instructor of Aural Skills at the University of South Alabama. Travis received his M.M. in Flute Performance from the University of Michigan with Amy Porter and his B.M. in Flute Performance from Michigan State University with Richard Sherman.