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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 […]

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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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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