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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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American Prize Semi-Finalist

Just announced: Oliver is Semi-Finalist for the American Prize in  Chamber Music Composition. The recognition is for Love Letters, a piece on You Are Not Alone, his new album with Juventas. Love Letters was 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 […]

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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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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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