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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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September 26: Juventas performs “Love Letters”

Juventas New Music Ensemble will perform audience favorite Love Letters on its season opening concert “American Mirror.” Oliver wrote Love Letters (flute, clarinet, string quartet) in 2015 as a wedding gift for his husband Landscape Architect Chris Beagan. Critically acclaimed, the piece was a Finalist for both the American Prize in Chamber Music Composition and […]

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August 16: Juventas Performs “Alone Together”

Soprano Kelley Hollis and pianist Julia Scott Carey will reprise Oliver’s new work Alone Together in a live broadcast concert “Songs of Our City,” featuring music by Boston composers, past and present. The concert is part of the Juventas Summer Series, presented by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Oliver wrote Alone Together during the […]

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American Prize, Third Place Winner

Yesterday, Oliver was named an Third Place Winner for his choral work We Exist, with lyrics by Naseem Rakha. We Exist responds to the 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia with a call for love of people of all races, faiths and genders. Oliver is also a 2019-20 Honored Artist of the American Prize. The honorees, […]

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June 13: Juventas Premieres “Alone Together”

Juventas New Music Ensemble will premiere Oliver’s new work Alone Together (soprano, piano) in a live broadcast concert that will cap the ensemble’s 15th annivesary season. Oliver composed Alone Together this spring while social distancing. WATCH OLIVER TALK ABOUT ALONE TOGETHER The program also includes Oliver’s trio In the Direction of Dreams (clarinet, cello, piano) […]

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