Category Archives: Performances

Photos: Some Assembly Required Performs “Krummholz”

Some Assembly Required performed Oliver’s octet Krummholz Variations April 21 at the Salem Old Town Hall, April 22 at the Korean Church of Boston, and April 23 at the All Newton Music School. Here are a few photos from the weekend.

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Live Stream Tonight: Hope College Wind Ensemble

Tonight at 7:30pm, the Hope College Wind Ensemble will live stream their performance of Oliver’s octet Krummholz Variations.  Watch it HERE. The program also includes Gabe Southard’s  arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov`s Symphony No. 2 “Antar,” and David Maslanka`s Symphony No. 4.

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Apr. 21-23: Some Assembly Required Performs “Krummholz”

The innovative chamber ensemble Some Assembly Required will present the Boston premiere of Oliver’s Krummholz Variations, with three performances in Salem, Cambridge and West Newton. Oliver’s piece was commissioned as a companion for the same instrumentation of Stravinsky’s beloved Octet for winds and brass. Some Assembly Required will present it alongside the Stravinsky, as well as a special wind arrangement […]

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Hope College Winds perform “Krummholz Variations”

Premiere performances of Krummholz Variations continue: the Hope College Wind Ensemble will present the Midwest debut in Holland, Michigan. A nationwide consortium of 13 ensembles commissioned Oliver to write this alpine-inspired work  as a companion piece for the instrumentation of Stravinsky’s Octet for winds and brass. Hope College Wind Ensemble Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts 221 Columbia Avenue Holland, […]

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“Stirringly Evocative” –The Boston Music Intelligencer

The Boston Music Intelligencer reviewed Juventas’ “Music in Flight” program and wrote about Oliver’s music: Oliver Caplan’s You Are Not Alone, scored for violin, cello and piano, then had its East Coast premiere. Its four movements—Diagnosis, Grief, Acceptance, and Transformation—were inspired by the composer’s witnessing his mother battle with and survival of breast cancer. He disclosed that […]

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Opera Bites Call For Scores Selection

The Boston Opera Collaborative and Boston New Music Initiative have selected Oliver’s short opera Symposium for performance. It will be staged November 10-12 in their Opera Bites program, an evening of short operas. Symposium (libretto by Anne Ray) hovers over the vacant and impersonal landscape of cubicles and hotel conference rooms, following the inner mind of […]

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