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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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June 17: You Are Not Album Release Concert

Are you a fan of Oliver’s music? Don’t miss this concert! On June 17, Juventas will celebrate the release of Oliver’s latest album You Are Not Alone, with live performances of all the music from the album, plus a couple old favorites from his portfolio. The program features a couple of exciting guest artists: Dancer Mary Chris […]

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June 5: North/South Performs “Love Letters”

The North/South Consonance Chamber Orchestra will perform the New York premiere of Oliver’s sextet Love Letters (flute, clarinet, string quartet). Love Letters was written in 2015 for the composer’s marriage to Landscape Architect Chris Beagan. “This piece is an affirmation of love and equality,” Oliver shares, and this performance takes place on the eve of their third anniversary. “Chris […]

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May 25: Opera Fayetteville Performs “Symposium”

It’s Oliver’s Arkansas debut!  Opera Fayetteville will perform Oliver’s short opera Symposium in its annual Opera in Bloom program, a festival of 10-minute operas.  Catch it in pop-up performances around town May 16-24, or at the May 25 grand finale concert at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Symposium (story and libretto by Anne Ray) hovers over a vacant […]

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May 19: Musical Chairs Performs “My Elephant Cloud”

Spring is in the air! The Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble will perform My Elephant Cloud, Oliver’s quintet for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano, inspired by lazy days in the New England Outdoors. The program also includes music by Mozart, Ravel, Bach, Tina Kenny Jones and Franz Doppler. Saturday, May 19 at 3:00pm Oakwood Heights Community Church 345 […]

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