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April 17: Atlanta Chamber Players Performs “Krummholz”

On April 17, the Atlanta Chamber Players will present the Southeast premiere of Krummholz Variations, Oliver’s alpine-inspired octet for flute, clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets and 2 trombones.  ACP commissioned the piece with a nationwide consortium of 12 ensemble, as a companion piece for the instrumentation of Stravinsky’s beloved Octet. The concert program also includes the Stravinsky […]

April 14: Oliver’s Debut as Artistic Director of Juventas

April 14 is Oliver’s debut as the Artistic Director of Juventas! He’s curated a program entitled Five Years Later: Songs of Hope & Resilience, commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Boston marathon bombings. The concert promotes conversation and reflection on the 2013 tragedy through a global lens, with eight works by emerging composers that explore terrorism, loss […]

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March 10: Chamber Orchestra of Boston performs “Love Letters”

The Chamber Orchestra of Boston will perform Oliver’s sextet Love Letters (flute, clarinet, string quartet). Love Letters was written for the composer’s marriage to Landscape Architect Chris Beagan. “This piece is an affirmation of love and equality,” Oliver shares. “Chris and I grew up in a time when two men could not marry. When we tied the knot in […]

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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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