NEWS

June 9: Juventas Performs New Colossus & Love Letters

Sunday June 9, join Juventas for a free, outdoor performance at Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site. The ensemble will perform Oliver’s Love Letters and The New Colossus, as well as music by Nell Shaw Cohen, Mari Kotskyy, Rachel Panitch and Emma Wine. Sunday, June 9, 3:00pm Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site […]

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June 1: Juventas Performs “Love Letters”

On June 1, Juventas will perform Love Letters (flute, clarinet, string quartet), the music Oliver wrote as a wedding gift for his husband Landscape Architect Chris Beagan. The piece is currently a Finalist for both the American Prize in Chamber Music Composition and the Cum Laude Music Award. The concert, entitled Pride: Hand in Hand, commemorates the […]

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American Prize Finalist

Oliver is Finalist for the American Prize in  Chamber Music Composition! The recognition is for Oliver’s deeply personal Love Letters, 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 I grew up in a time when two men could not marry. When we […]

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Music at Penn Alps Commission

Music at Penn Alps has selected Oliver as the winner of its 2019 commission competition, from a pool of 124 entries. Oliver will write a new piece for saxophone, cello and piano to be premiered by Karen Lau, Brent Weber and Joseph Yungen on July 20.  

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May 19: Musical Chairs “In the Direction of Dreams”

The Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble will perform In the Direction of Dreams (clarinet, cello, piano) on Sunday, May 19. In the Direction of Dreams commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the United States Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. The piece unfolds in three movements inspired by one of  Oliver’s favorite walks alongside Walden Pond, through Adams Woods, and down […]

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Medford Transcript Interview

The Medford Transcript interviewed Oliver!  The story shares Oliver’s origins as a composer, artistic goals, and even a touch of kimchi! Read the article HERE  

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