Category Archives: Performances

3/26: Juventas Premieres The Emerald Necklace

Juventas New Music Ensemble will premiere Oliver’s newest work The Emerald Necklace on its March 26 program “Lungs of the City.” The concert celebrates Frederick Law Olmsted, widely considered the father of American Landscape Architecture. The Emerald Necklace was co-commissioned by Landscape Music, the American Wild Ensemble, Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts […]

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3/12: Kalliope premieres Bonne Année

Kalliope Reed Quintet will premiere Oliver’s Bonne Année on March 12. Commissioned by Kalliope, this effervescent work pays homage to New Year’s Even in Paris. Oliver writes: For centuries, Paris has been a beacon for artists and intellectuals from around the world, who travel to the city’s hallowed grounds to partake in its culture and […]

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9/11: Juventas “Is There a Word That Means Return?

Juventas New Music Ensemble will perform Oliver’s chamber work Is There a Word That Means Return in its September 11 season opener “Memory & Hope.” With powerful lyrics by author Meghan Guidry, Is There a Word That Means Return? speaks to holidays as moments of heightened awareness of the empty chairs at our tables, from […]

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April 24 Ragdale Spring Showcase

Oliver’s music will be featured Saturday night in the Ragdale Foundation’s Spring Showcase. This spotlight of three Ragdale artists benefits the storied artist community in Lake Forest, Illinois. Performance of works by composer and Ragdale fellow Oliver Caplan Short film and conversation with director Amy Jenkins Ragdale Talks conversation featuring author Jean Hanff Korelitz, moderated by Rebecca Makkai […]

March 20: Juventas Performs Lunastella & Connect All

Juventas New Music Ensemble will perform two of Oliver’s works in its March 20 concert “Small Bear, Large Telescope.” Lunastella Fuga (string quintet), commissioned by the Sinfonietta of Riverdale, was composed during the dog days of summer, nights spent gaping at the stars and wandering the New Hampshire woodland aglow in the otherworldly light of […]

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Penn State New Music Festival

The Penn State New Music Festival will present Oliver’s octet Krummholz Variations in a live-streamed performance on March 19. Oliver’s music was selected from an open call for scores with over 500 submissions. Krummholz Variations (flute, clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones) is a tone poem that recalls aspects of life in the alpine […]

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