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April 13: Juventas Performs ” The New Colossus”

On April 13, Juventas will present the Boston premiere of The New Colossus, Oliver’s setting of the iconic words that grace the Statue of Liberty.  Over a century ago, author Emma Lazarus penned a sonnet so powerful it would come to symbolize America’s place in the world for generations. “Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp,” she wrote. […]

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March 10: Musical Chairs Premieres “The New Colossus”

The Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble will premiere Oliver’s newest work The New Colossus on March 10. Over a century ago, author Emma Lazarus penned a sonnet so powerful it would come to symbolize America’s place in the world for generations. “Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp,” she wrote. “Give me your tired, your poor.”  Oliver has set these […]

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Feb. 17 Vento Chiaro Performs “All the Wings You Gave Us”

This Sunday, Vento Chiaro will present the Boston premiere of Oliver’s wind quintet All the Wings You Gave Us in Tufts University’s free Sunday concert series. All the Wings You Gave Us (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn) was commissioned by the Bronx Arts Ensemble in memory of Bill Scribner who founded and led the organization for over 40 years. Vento Chiaro’s February […]

Nov. 3: Juventas Premieres “In the Direction of Dreams”

Saturday, Juventas will premiere Oliver’s very newest work, In the Direction of Dreams (clarinet, cello, piano). This three-movement trio was inspired by Oliver’s favorite walk alongside Walden Pond, through Adams Woods and down to Fairhaven Bay on the Sudbury River. The concert, entitled This Land is Your Land, commemorates the 50th anniversaries of the Wild & Scenic Rivers and National […]

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“Fairhaven Bay” at Boston New Music Festival

Following premiere performances in California, Georgia and Michigan, Oliver’s new work Fairhaven Bay (clarinet, cello, piano) arrives home to Massachusetts. Juventas will perform the work on the Boston New Music Festival Keynote Concert. The centerpiece of the festival, the Keynote Concert features short performance by an A-list selection of Boston’s contemporary groups.   Saturday, October 27, 7:30pm […]

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Oct. 20: Chamber Orch. of Boston Performs “We Exist”

Boston fans: missed the premiere performances of We Exist in June? There’s one more opportunity! The Chamber Orchestra of Boston has partnered with the New Hampshire Master Chorale to bring this powerful new piece to their October 20 concert. “The piece responds to the 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia—and the tepid response from the highest level of […]

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