Category Archives: Commissions

Dartmouth College Commissions Major New Work

The Hopkins Center for the Arts has commissioned Oliver to compose a symphony for winds to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of Dartmouth College. The work will span four movements, each inspired by a beloved Dartmouth place. The Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble will premiere the new work in Fall 2019. Oliver graduated from Dartmouth in 2004 […]

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New Hampshire Master Chorale Commissions “Eve – Alice Absinthe”

The New Hampshire Master Chorale (Dan Perkins, Music Director) has commissioned Oliver to write a new work entitled Eve – Absinthe – Alice. This three movement choral piece sets poetry by author Ruth Kessler, written in the voices of three legendary women: Eve (from the bible), the Absinthe Drinker (from a painting by Degas) and Alice in Wonderland (from […]

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Commissioning Consortium: Krummholz Variations

Oliver has completed his newest work, Krummholz Variations, an alpine-inspired octet for flute, clarinet, two bassoons, two trumpets and two trombones. A consortium of 13 ensembles commissioned the work as a companion piece for the instrumentation of Stravinsky’s beloved Octet. The Sun Valley Chamber Winds will premiere Krummholz Variations on April 17 in Scottsdale, Arizona, and consortium members will present […]

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