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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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7/23: Juventas Performs Watershed

Join Juventas New Music Ensemble for an outdoor concert at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, former home and studio of the renowned landscape architect. The program features music inspired by American landscapes, including Oliver’s quintet Watershed (2023 American Prize Finalist) and works by Stacey Garrop, Gwyneth Walker, Christina Rusnak and Nell Shaw Cohen. Sunday, […]

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American Prize Finalist: Watershed

Oliver is a Finalist for the American Prize in Instrumental Chamber Music for Watershed, the title track on his 2021 album. 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 house, […]

7/22: Bronx Arts Ensemble performs Canciones

The Bronx Arts Ensemble will perform Oliver’s string quartet Canciones de Monteverde in an outdoor concert at the Van Cortlandt House Museum. The program also includes music by Mimi Jones, Huang Ruo, and Hilliard Greene. After the concert, join BAE and Composers Now for a special post-concert discussion, moderated by Kennedy Center Honoree Tania León. […]

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6/24: Juventas performs Still with Me and Connect All

Join Juventas New Music Ensemble this Saturday, June 24 for a free concert on the lawn at Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, featuring Soprano Kelley Hollis, Hornist Anne Howarth and Pianist Julia Scott Carey. The performance includes two works by Oliver, Still With Me for horn and piano, and Connect All. We All Connect. […]

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