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9/11: Juventas “Is There a Word That Means Return?

Juventas New Music Ensemble will perform Oliver’s chamber work Is There a Word That Means Return in its September 11 season opener “Memory & Hope.” With powerful lyrics by author Meghan Guidry, Is There a Word That Means Return? speaks to holidays as moments of heightened awareness of the empty chairs at our tables, from […]

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April 24 Ragdale Spring Showcase

Oliver’s music will be featured Saturday night in the Ragdale Foundation’s Spring Showcase. This spotlight of three Ragdale artists benefits the storied artist community in Lake Forest, Illinois. Performance of works by composer and Ragdale fellow Oliver Caplan Short film and conversation with director Amy Jenkins Ragdale Talks conversation featuring author Jean Hanff Korelitz, moderated by Rebecca Makkai […]

March 20: Juventas Performs Lunastella & Connect All

Juventas New Music Ensemble will perform two of Oliver’s works in its March 20 concert “Small Bear, Large Telescope.” Lunastella Fuga (string quintet), commissioned by the Sinfonietta of Riverdale, 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 […]

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Penn State New Music Festival

The Penn State New Music Festival will present Oliver’s octet Krummholz Variations in a live-streamed performance on March 19. Oliver’s music was selected from an open call for scores with over 500 submissions. Krummholz Variations (flute, clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones) is a tone poem that recalls aspects of life in the alpine […]

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September 26: Juventas performs “Love Letters”

Juventas New Music Ensemble will perform audience favorite Love Letters on its season opening concert “American Mirror.” Oliver wrote Love Letters (flute, clarinet, string quartet) in 2015 as a wedding gift for his husband Landscape Architect Chris Beagan. Critically acclaimed, the piece was a Finalist for both the American Prize in Chamber Music Composition and […]

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August 16: Juventas Performs “Alone Together”

Soprano Kelley Hollis and pianist Julia Scott Carey will reprise Oliver’s new work Alone Together in a live broadcast concert “Songs of Our City,” featuring music by Boston composers, past and present. The concert is part of the Juventas Summer Series, presented by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Oliver wrote Alone Together during the […]

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