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Sunday: Hollis & Carey perform “The New Colossus”

Sunday at 3pm, join Soprano Kelley Hollis and pianist Julia Carey will perform Oliver’s The New Colossus at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth. The program, entitled “100 Years of American Songbook,” also includes Barber’s beloved “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” and works by Aaron Copland, Lee Hoiby and Steven Serpa. Sunday August 18, 3:00pm […]

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Aug. 1, 8, 22: White Snake premieres “The Big Deception”

White Snake Projects will premiere Oliver’s newest piece The Big Deception (soprano, mezzo, cello, piano) on August 1, 8 and 22. The Big Deception, sets the story of Irene Da Silva and Ivete Souza, as told in their own words. Irene was approved for a United States Green Card and instructed to return to her native […]

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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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