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Apr. 21-23: Some Assembly Required Performs “Krummholz”

The innovative chamber ensemble Some Assembly Required will present the Boston premiere of Oliver’s Krummholz Variations, with three performances in Salem, Cambridge and West Newton. Oliver’s piece was commissioned as a companion for the same instrumentation of Stravinsky’s beloved Octet for winds and brass. Some Assembly Required will present it alongside the Stravinsky, as well as a special wind arrangement […]

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Hope College Winds perform “Krummholz Variations”

Premiere performances of Krummholz Variations continue: the Hope College Wind Ensemble will present the Midwest debut in Holland, Michigan. A nationwide consortium of 13 ensembles commissioned Oliver to write this alpine-inspired work  as a companion piece for the instrumentation of Stravinsky’s Octet for winds and brass. Hope College Wind Ensemble Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts 221 Columbia Avenue Holland, […]

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“Stirringly Evocative” –The Boston Music Intelligencer

The Boston Music Intelligencer reviewed Juventas’ “Music in Flight” program and wrote about Oliver’s music: Oliver Caplan’s You Are Not Alone, scored for violin, cello and piano, then had its East Coast premiere. Its four movements—Diagnosis, Grief, Acceptance, and Transformation—were inspired by the composer’s witnessing his mother battle with and survival of breast cancer. He disclosed that […]

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Opera Bites Call For Scores Selection

The Boston Opera Collaborative and Boston New Music Initiative have selected Oliver’s short opera Symposium for performance. It will be staged November 10-12 in their Opera Bites program, an evening of short operas. Symposium (libretto by Anne Ray) hovers over the vacant and impersonal landscape of cubicles and hotel conference rooms, following the inner mind of […]

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Photos from Juventas “Music in Flight”

Juventas performed Oliver’s trio “You Are Not Alone” March 22 & 23 to full houses at the American Repertory Theatre’s Oberon,  Here are a few images from the performance, featuring choreography by aerialist Tori Malkwalder. Olga Patramanskaya, violin Jonathan Butler, cello Julia Carey, piano Photography by Antares Meketa You Are Not Alone will be the title […]

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March 22 & 23: Juventas Performs “You Are Not Alone”

In a special preview of Oliver’s forthcoming album, Juventas will perform the title track, You Are Not Alone, on its “Music in Flight” program. You Are Not Alone is a deeply personal piece, composed as an anthem in honor of victims and survivors of breast cancer. These performances mark the work’s East Coast premiere. “Music in Flight” is a […]

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