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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 […]

Medford Transcript Interview

The Medford Transcript interviewed Oliver!  The story shares Oliver’s origins as a composer, artistic goals, and even a touch of kimchi! Read the article HERE  

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 “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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