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1/27 & 2/3: Juventas Premieres Siglufjörður

Juventas will premiere Oliver’s newest piece Siglufjörður in two performances, January 27 and February 3. Scores for horn, cello and piano, Siglufjörður is inspired by Oliver’s journey to the Northernmost town in Iceland. “In July 2021, I spent a rainy morning at Siglufjörður’s Folk Music Centre, founded by composer Gunnsteinn Ólafsson. Exploring the collection, I was particular […]

11/18: Juventas Performs Connect All and Still With Me

Juventas New Music Ensemble will perform two of Oliver’s works–Connect All, We All Connect and Still With Me at First Baptist Church, as part of its free Neighborhood Series. Connect All. We All Connect., from Oliver’s 2017 album You Are Not Alone, sets poetry by Master Palindromist Barry Duncan, about art and music’s role in […]

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11/18: Musical Mountaineers perform Krummholz Variations

The Musical Mountaineers–Pianist Rose Freeman and violinist Anastasia Allison–will include Oliver’s Krummholz Variations in a rare public performance on November 18. Freeman and Allison typically carry their instruments deep into the mountains to play unannounced serenades for no audience, except an occasional marmot and the Cascade Mountains. The duo never announces their wilderness concerts in order to respect […]

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11/11: Juventas Performs Watershed

Juventas will perform Oliver’s quintet Watershed in it’s November 11 concert “Encore!”, a special programming featuring nature-themed audience favorite from the past five years. Written during the COVID-19 pandemic, Watershed was inspired by one of Oliver’s favorite walks along the Mystic River in Massachusetts. “From the boat launch in Medford Square, just a few blocks from my […]

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Oratorio Society of New York Winner!

The Oratorio Society of New York named Oliver one of two winners in it’s 150th Anniversary Call for Scores. Founded in 1873, this storied institution was instrumental in the creation of Carnegie Hall, named after the Society’s Fifth President, Andrew Carnegie. The Oratorio Society’s 200-member chorus will perform Oliver’s Cloud Anthem in it’s 150th anniversary […]

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9/23 & 9/24: Juventas Performs Canciones de Monteverde

Juventas will perform Oliver’s string quartet Canciones de Monteverde in its season opener Song in Flight. Inspired by the biodiversity of the cloud forest, Canciones de Monteverde is built on musical interpretations of seven bird calls: Collared Trogan, Lessons Mot Mot, Green-crowned Brilliant, Black Faced Solitaire, Golden-browed Chlorophonia, Red-billed Pidgeon and Grey-breasted Wren. “In December […]

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