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Sept. 29: Atlanta Contemporary performs “Fairhaven Bay”

The premiere performances of Fairhaven Bay continue this weekend with the Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble.  Oliver’s newest work, Fairhaven Bay (clarinet, cello, piano) was inspired by the legendary section of the Sudbury River, a favorite haunt of Thoreau. The music was composed for Landscape Music: Rivers & Trails, a nationwide concert series celebrating the 50th anniversaries of the National Trails Systems […]

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Sept. 23: Citywater Premieres “Fairhaven Bay”

The Citywater Ensemble will premiere Oliver’s newest work Fairhaven Bay (clarinet, cello, piano) September 23 at the Visions of the Wild Festival in Vallejo, CA. Inspired by the legendary section of the Sudbury River, Fairhaven Bay was written for Landscape Music: Rivers & Trails, a nationwide concert series celebrating the 50th anniversaries of the National Trails Systems and Wild & Scenic […]

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Ragdale Foundation Residency

Oliver is on residency at the Ragdale Foundation September 10 – October 5. Located on the former estate of renowned architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, Ragdale offers artists time and space to work in an inspirational setting. While, in residence, Oliver is working on In the Direction of Dreams, a new work for clarinet, cello and […]

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Boston Voyager Profile

Boston Voyager Magazine profiled Oliver in their Thought-Provokers series. Read the article HERE.  

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Trio Siciliano: New Release!

The renowned Trio Siciliano has released their new album Exploring Music, which includes a passionate new recording of Oliver’s piece Illuminated by the Light of Two Ships Passing in the Night. Exploring Music showcases an evocative collection of music for violin, cello and piano from contemporary composers around the world. In addition to Oliver’s music, it includes works […]

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June 22-24: NHMC Premieres “We Exist”

The New Hampshire Master Chorale commissioned Oliver’s newest work We Exist, a 20-minute work for chorus and orchestra with lyrics by Naseem Rakha. “The piece responds to the 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia—and the tepid response from the highest level of government,” says Oliver.  “It revealed dark undercurrents of xenophobia, sexism, racism and homophobia that shook […]

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