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Cum Laude Finalist

Oliver is a Finalist for the Cum Laude Awards, one of only two from the United States.  The recognition is for his chamber sextet Love Letters, written for the composer’s own wedding ceremony. Read more at http://clma.nonprofitmusic.org/english/home.php  

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April 13: Juventas Performs ” The New Colossus”

On April 13, Juventas will present the Boston premiere of The New Colossus, Oliver’s setting of the iconic words that grace the Statue of Liberty.  Over a century ago, author Emma Lazarus penned a sonnet so powerful it would come to symbolize America’s place in the world for generations. “Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp,” she wrote. […]

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March 10: Musical Chairs “The New Colossus”

The Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble will premiere Oliver’s newest work The New Colossus on March 10. Over a century ago, author Emma Lazarus penned a sonnet so powerful it would come to symbolize America’s place in the world for generations. “Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp,” she wrote. “Give me your tired, your poor.”  Oliver has set these […]

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Feb. 17 Vento Chiaro Performs “All the Wings You Gave Us”

This Sunday, Vento Chiaro will present the Boston premiere of Oliver’s wind quintet All the Wings You Gave Us in Tufts University’s free Sunday concert series. All the Wings You Gave Us (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn) was commissioned by the Bronx Arts Ensemble in memory of Bill Scribner who founded and led the organization for over 40 years. Vento Chiaro’s February […]

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American Prize Semi-Finalist

Just announced: Oliver is Semi-Finalist for the American Prize in  Chamber Music Composition. The recognition is for Love Letters, a piece on You Are Not Alone, his new album with Juventas. 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. “Chris and […]

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Dartmouth College Commissions Major New Work

The Hopkins Center for the Arts has commissioned Oliver to compose a symphony for winds to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of Dartmouth College. The work will span four movements, each inspired by a beloved Dartmouth place. The Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble will premiere the new work in Fall 2019. Oliver graduated from Dartmouth in 2004 […]

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