NEWS

Music at Penn Alps Commission

Music at Penn Alps has selected Oliver as the winner of its 2019 commission competition, from a pool of 124 entries. Oliver will write a new piece for saxophone, cello and piano to be premiered by Karen Lau, Brent Weber and Joseph Yungen on July 20.  

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May 19: Musical Chairs “In the Direction of Dreams”

The Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble will perform In the Direction of Dreams (clarinet, cello, piano) on Sunday, May 19. In the Direction of Dreams commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the United States Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. The piece unfolds in three movements inspired by one of  Oliver’s favorite walks alongside Walden Pond, through Adams Woods, and down […]

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Medford Transcript Interview

The Medford Transcript interviewed Oliver!  The story shares Oliver’s origins as a composer, artistic goals, and even a touch of kimchi! Read the article HERE  

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April 13: Juventas Performs ” The New Colossus”

On April 13, Juventas will present the Boston premiere of The New Colossus, Oliver’s setting of the iconic words that grace the Statue of Liberty.  Over a century ago, author Emma Lazarus penned a sonnet so powerful it would come to symbolize America’s place in the world for generations. “Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp,” she wrote. […]

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March 10: Musical Chairs “The New Colossus”

The Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble will premiere Oliver’s newest work The New Colossus on March 10. Over a century ago, author Emma Lazarus penned a sonnet so powerful it would come to symbolize America’s place in the world for generations. “Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp,” she wrote. “Give me your tired, your poor.”  Oliver has set these […]

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Feb. 17 Vento Chiaro Performs “All the Wings You Gave Us”

This Sunday, Vento Chiaro will present the Boston premiere of Oliver’s wind quintet All the Wings You Gave Us in Tufts University’s free Sunday concert series. All the Wings You Gave Us (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn) was commissioned by the Bronx Arts Ensemble in memory of Bill Scribner who founded and led the organization for over 40 years. Vento Chiaro’s February […]

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