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9/11: Juventas “Is There a Word That Means Return?

Juventas New Music Ensemble will perform Oliver’s chamber work Is There a Word That Means Return in its September 11 season opener “Memory & Hope.” With powerful lyrics by author Meghan Guidry, Is There a Word That Means Return? speaks to holidays as moments of heightened awareness of the empty chairs at our tables, from […]

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Watershed Album Release!

Oliver’s third studio album Watershed is out! A year in the making, Watershed was conceived as a love letter to Oliver’s home state of Massachusetts. It features three chamber works, each inspired by one of his favorite walks in nature. These beautiful green spaces have kept me centered through this past year, offering peace and […]

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2021 American Prize Finalist!

Oliver is a Semi-Finalist for the 2021 American Prize in Vocal Chamber Music Composition, for The Big Deception! Scored for soprano, mezzo, cello and piano, The Big Deception shares the story of Irene Da Silva and Ivete Souza, as told in their own words. Irene was approved for a United States Green Card and instructed to return to […]

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April 24 Ragdale Spring Showcase

Oliver’s music will be featured Saturday night in the Ragdale Foundation’s Spring Showcase. This spotlight of three Ragdale artists benefits the storied artist community in Lake Forest, Illinois. Performance of works by composer and Ragdale fellow Oliver Caplan Short film and conversation with director Amy Jenkins Ragdale Talks conversation featuring author Jean Hanff Korelitz, moderated by Rebecca Makkai […]

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March 20: Juventas Performs Lunastella & Connect All

Juventas New Music Ensemble will perform two of Oliver’s works in its March 20 concert “Small Bear, Large Telescope.” Lunastella Fuga (string quintet), commissioned by the Sinfonietta of Riverdale, was composed during the dog days of summer, nights spent gaping at the stars and wandering the New Hampshire woodland aglow in the otherworldly light of […]

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Support Oliver’s Next Album “Watershed”

Oliver is producing his third studio album, Watershed. A balm for difficult times, Watershed offers uplifting music for troubled spirits. Oliver needs your help to record this music. He has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $15,000 of the $20,000 it will cost to produce Watershed. Independent classical albums like Watershed simply do not turn a profit. But […]

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