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Oct. 20: Chamber Orch. of Boston Performs “We Exist”

Boston fans: missed the premiere performances of We Exist in June? There’s one more opportunity! The Chamber Orchestra of Boston has partnered with the New Hampshire Master Chorale to bring this powerful new piece to their October 20 concert. “The piece responds to the 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia—and the tepid response from the highest level of […]

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October 4: “Fairhaven Bay” at Michigan Tech

Following September premiere performances in Vallejo, CA and Atlanta, GA, Fairhaven Bay continues its cross-country journey this Thursday with a performance at Michigan Tech University.  Oliver’s newest work, Fairhaven Bay (clarinet, cello, piano) was inspired by the legendary section of the Sudbury River, a favorite haunt of Thoreau. The music was composed for Landscape Music: Rivers & Trails, a nationwide concert series […]

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Sept. 29: Atlanta Contemporary performs “Fairhaven Bay”

The premiere performances of Fairhaven Bay continue this weekend with the Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble.  Oliver’s newest work, Fairhaven Bay (clarinet, cello, piano) was inspired by the legendary section of the Sudbury River, a favorite haunt of Thoreau. The music was composed for Landscape Music: Rivers & Trails, a nationwide concert series celebrating the 50th anniversaries of the National Trails Systems […]

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Sept. 23: Citywater Premieres “Fairhaven Bay”

The Citywater Ensemble will premiere Oliver’s newest work Fairhaven Bay (clarinet, cello, piano) September 23 at the Visions of the Wild Festival in Vallejo, CA. Inspired by the legendary section of the Sudbury River, Fairhaven Bay was written for Landscape Music: Rivers & Trails, a nationwide concert series celebrating the 50th anniversaries of the National Trails Systems and Wild & Scenic […]

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June 22-24: NHMC Premieres “We Exist”

The New Hampshire Master Chorale commissioned Oliver’s newest work We Exist, a 20-minute work for chorus and orchestra with lyrics by Naseem Rakha. “The piece responds to the 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia—and the tepid response from the highest level of government,” says Oliver.  “It revealed dark undercurrents of xenophobia, sexism, racism and homophobia that shook […]

June 5: North/South Performs “Love Letters”

The North/South Consonance Chamber Orchestra will perform the New York premiere of Oliver’s sextet Love Letters (flute, clarinet, string quartet). Love Letters was written in 2015 for the composer’s marriage to Landscape Architect Chris Beagan. “This piece is an affirmation of love and equality,” Oliver shares, and this performance takes place on the eve of their third anniversary. “Chris […]

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