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Feb. 10 & 11: Bronx Arts Ensemble premieres “All the Wings You Gave Us”

The Bronx Arts Ensemble will premiere Oliver’s new wind quintet All The Wings You Gave Us on February 10-11. Commissioned by the Bronx Arts Ensemble, the piece was written in memory of Bill Scribner. Bill founded the Bronx Arts Ensemble in 1972 and led the organization for over 40 years. He understood the uplifting power of music […]

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Nov. 10-12: Boston Opera Collab. performs Symposium

The Boston Opera Collaborative and Boston New Music Initiative will perform a new chamber arrangement of Oliver’s 2012 short opera Symposium.  Symposium (story and libretto by Anne Ray) hovers over a vacant and impersonal landscape of cubicles and hotel conference rooms, following the inner mind of its protagonist as she steps into that familiar and fractured sense of […]

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10/21: Cham. Orchestra of Boston performs “Lunastella”

The Chamber Orchestra of Boston will perform Oliver’s string sinfonietta Lunastella Fuga on October 21.  Lunastella Fuga 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 a blue moon.  It was commissioned and premiered by the Sinfonietta of Riverdale […]

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9/24: Juventas Performs “Connect All. We All Connect.”

Juventas New Music Ensemble will perform Oliver’s trio Connect All. We All Connect. (soprano, horn, piano) at the first ever Boston New Music Festival, a citywide showcase of Boston’s contemporary music scene. Connect All. We All Connect. is one of the tracks on Oliver’s forthcoming album You Are Not Alone.  It probes the strength and fragility of […]

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9/18: Hope College Winds perform “Krummholz”

The Hope College Wind Ensemble will reprise their spring performance of Krummholz Variations on a program of chamber music for winds and brass. The Ensemble is part of a nationwide consortium of ensembles that commissioned Krummholz Variations as a companion piece for the unique instrumentation of Stravinsky’s beloved Octet: flute, clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets and 2 trombones. Inspired […]

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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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