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American Prize Semi-Finalist

The American Prize named Oliver a semi-finalist for the 2017 prize in vocal chamber music composition for Connect All. We All Connect (soprano, horn, piano). The piece, commissioned by Anne Howarth, explores the strength and fragility of human connection through poignant lyrics by mater palindromist Barry Duncan. It is the capstone track on Oliver’s new album You Are Not […]

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12/8: Malden Creates Composer Talk & CD Signing

Malden Creates presents “Composer’s Talk,” a conversation about Oliver’s compositional process and how a piece develops from concept to performance.  Oliver will also be signing pre-release copies of his new album You Are Not Alone. The event takes place at the Malden Pops Up Artist Marketplace, a holiday gallery gift shop and performance venue, featuring work of […]

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Nov. 10-12: Boston Opera Collab. performs Symposium

The Boston Opera Collaborative and Boston New Music Initiative will perform a new chamber arrangement of Oliver’s 2012 short opera Symposium.  Symposium (story and libretto by Anne Ray) hovers over a vacant and impersonal landscape of cubicles and hotel conference rooms, following the inner mind of its protagonist as she steps into that familiar and fractured sense of […]

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Oliver Appointed Artistic Director of Juventas!

The Board of Directors of Juventas New Music Ensemble has appointed Oliver Artistic Director! As the leader of Juventas, he will be responsible for setting the artistic vision, curating concert programming and overseeing administrative operations. Oliver’s long long-term partnership with Juventas has included performances of 15 of his works, including 5 premieres, studio recordings, and two terms on the […]

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10/21: Cham. Orchestra of Boston performs “Lunastella”

The Chamber Orchestra of Boston will perform Oliver’s string sinfonietta Lunastella Fuga on October 21.  Lunastella Fuga 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 a blue moon.  It was commissioned and premiered by the Sinfonietta of Riverdale […]

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9/24: Juventas Performs “Connect All. We All Connect.”

Juventas New Music Ensemble will perform Oliver’s trio Connect All. We All Connect. (soprano, horn, piano) at the first ever Boston New Music Festival, a citywide showcase of Boston’s contemporary music scene. Connect All. We All Connect. is one of the tracks on Oliver’s forthcoming album You Are Not Alone.  It probes the strength and fragility of […]

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