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April 30: Martinson, Davis & Henry perform “Connect All”

Joann Martinson will perform Connect All. We All Connect. in a new soprano-clarinet-piano arrangement with Trevor Davis and Joseph Henry. An accomplished soprano, Ms. Martinson’s awards include the “Audience Favorite” and the Puccini Award with the Orpheus Competition and the Orchestral Performance Award with the Bel Canto Institute. Her opera roles include Barbarina, Norina, Yum-Yum, Violetta […]

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April 28 & 29: West Medford Open Studios

On April 29 & 30, over 70 artists across Medford, Massachusetts open their doors to the public. Oliver will be exhibiting his “listening gallery” at the Brooks School on 388 High Street. Stop by chat about the process of composing a piece, and purchase recordings and sheet music. For more information on West Medford Open Studios […]

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April 17: Atlanta Chamber Players Performs “Krummholz”

On April 17, the Atlanta Chamber Players will present the Southeast premiere of Krummholz Variations, Oliver’s alpine-inspired octet for flute, clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets and 2 trombones.  ACP commissioned the piece with a nationwide consortium of 12 ensemble, as a companion piece for the instrumentation of Stravinsky’s beloved Octet. The concert program also includes the Stravinsky […]

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April 14: Oliver’s Debut as Artistic Director of Juventas

April 14 is Oliver’s debut as the Artistic Director of Juventas! He’s curated a program entitled Five Years Later: Songs of Hope & Resilience, commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Boston marathon bombings. The concert promotes conversation and reflection on the 2013 tragedy through a global lens, with eight works by emerging composers that explore terrorism, loss […]

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American Prize Finalist

Just announced: Oliver is Finalist for the American Prize in Vocal Chamber Music Composition. The recognition is for Connect All. We All Connect., a piece on  You Are Not Alone, his new album with Juventas. Commissioned by Anne Howarth, Connect All. We All Connect. probes the strength and fragility of human connection through poignant lyrics by master palindromist Barry […]

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March 10: Chamber Orchestra of Boston performs “Love Letters”

The Chamber Orchestra of Boston will perform Oliver’s sextet Love Letters (flute, clarinet, string quartet). Love Letters was written for the composer’s marriage to Landscape Architect Chris Beagan. “This piece is an affirmation of love and equality,” Oliver shares. “Chris and I grew up in a time when two men could not marry. When we tied the knot in […]

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