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July 20: Music at Penn Alps Premieres “Willow Spring Path”

On July 20, Karen Lau, Brent Weber and Joseph Yungen will premiere Oliver’s newest piece Willow Spring Path at Music at Penn Alps in Grantsville, Maryland. Music at Penn Alps selected Oliver as the winner of its 2019 commission competition, from a pool of 124 entries.  Inspired by one of Oliver’s favorite walks in the Middlesex Fells Reservation, Willow Spring […]

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Tonight on Seattle’s Classical KING FM 98.1

Oliver’s Journey to the West will be played tonight on Classical KING FM 98.1 “Musical Chairs,” moderated by guest host Rachel Ciprotti of the Seattle Chamber Players. Hear it live 7pm PST / 10pm EST Online stream link:…/…/sgplayer/player.php Mobile stream link:

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June 9: Juventas Performs New Colossus & Love Letters

Sunday June 9, join Juventas for a free, outdoor performance at Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site. The ensemble will perform Oliver’s Love Letters and The New Colossus, as well as music by Nell Shaw Cohen, Mari Kotskyy, Rachel Panitch and Emma Wine. Sunday, June 9, 3:00pm Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site […]

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American Prize Finalist

Oliver is Finalist for the American Prize in  Chamber Music Composition! The recognition is for Oliver’s deeply personal Love Letters, written in 2015 for the composer’s marriage to Landscape Architect Chris Beagan. “This piece is an affirmation of love and equality,” Oliver shares. “Chris and I grew up in a time when two men could not marry. When we […]

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Music at Penn Alps Commission

Music at Penn Alps has selected Oliver as the winner of its 2019 commission competition, from a pool of 124 entries. Oliver will write a new piece for saxophone, cello and piano to be premiered by Karen Lau, Brent Weber and Joseph Yungen on July 20.  

May 19: Musical Chairs “In the Direction of Dreams”

The Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble will perform In the Direction of Dreams (clarinet, cello, piano) on Sunday, May 19. In the Direction of Dreams commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the United States Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. The piece unfolds in three movements inspired by one of  Oliver’s favorite walks alongside Walden Pond, through Adams Woods, and down […]