NEWS

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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Nov. 3: Juventas Premieres “In the Direction of Dreams”

Saturday, Juventas will premiere Oliver’s very newest work, In the Direction of Dreams (clarinet, cello, piano). This three-movement trio was inspired by Oliver’s favorite walk alongside Walden Pond, through Adams Woods and down to Fairhaven Bay on the Sudbury River. The concert, entitled This Land is Your Land, commemorates the 50th anniversaries of the Wild & Scenic Rivers and National […]

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“Fairhaven Bay” at Boston New Music Festival

Following premiere performances in California, Georgia and Michigan, Oliver’s new work Fairhaven Bay (clarinet, cello, piano) arrives home to Massachusetts. Juventas will perform the work on the Boston New Music Festival Keynote Concert. The centerpiece of the festival, the Keynote Concert features short performance by an A-list selection of Boston’s contemporary groups.   Saturday, October 27, 7:30pm […]

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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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