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Landscape Music Essay Features Oliver’s Work

Christina Rusnak writes about Oliver’s work with the Firebrand Concert Series in her Landscape Music essay “Commissioning Landscape Music.”  The article highlights To the Sea, a string quartet that will be on Oliver’s forthcoming album You Are Not Alone.  Read it Here.  

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Recording Academy Welcomes Oliver

The Recording Academy has recognized Oliver’s work in the field with a voting membership. He’ll have the honor of voting on Grammy Awards in the top categories, as well as classical field specialties.

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Flute New Music Consortium Profiles Oliver

The Flute New Music Consortium profiled Oliver for their Composer Spotlight Series.  Read the article here.

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June 3: Trio Mélange Performs “Connect All.”

New Music on the Bayou selected Oliver’s trio Connect All We All Connect (soprano, horn, piano) from its international call for scores.  Trio Mélange will perform the piece on June 3 at the festival’s finale concert in the Strauss Theatre Center. Connect All. We All Connect. (lyrics by Barry Duncan) probes the strength and fragility of human connection. At […]

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NewMusicShelf Carries Oliver’s Catalog

NewMusicShelf, a marketplace for sheet music from independently published composers,  is now carrying Oliver’s catalog. The first title is Illuminated by the Light of Two Ships Passing in the Night (violin, cello, piano)—Oliver’s most performed work—and additional pieces are coming soon.

July 28 – August 17: VCCA Fellowship

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) has invited Oliver back for a fourth fellowship this summer.  A storied artist colony on 400 acres of Blue Ridge farmland, VCCA provides composers, authors and visual artists space and time to work in an inspirational setting. While in residence, Oliver will be working on a new arrangement of his short opera Symposium, to […]

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