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4/28: Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra Premieres J.F.K. Found

The Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra will premiere Oliver’s newest work J.F.K. Found, under the direction of conductor Matthew Scinto. Commissioned by CCCO, J.F.K. Found honors the transformative former President. “He held a moral clarity on democracy—versus tyranny—that is deeply needed in today’s world,” shares Oliver. “He understood that freedom requires sacrifice, crystalized in his iconic […]

1/27 & 2/3: Juventas Premieres Siglufjörður

Juventas will premiere Oliver’s newest piece Siglufjörður in two performances, January 27 and February 3. Scores for horn, cello and piano, Siglufjörður is inspired by Oliver’s journey to the Northernmost town in Iceland. “In July 2021, I spent a rainy morning at Siglufjörður’s Folk Music Centre, founded by composer Gunnsteinn Ólafsson. Exploring the collection, I was particular […]

1/21: Boston City Singers Premieres Wings to Fly

The Boston City Singers Cambridge Children’s Chorus will premiere Oliver’s newest piece Wings to Fly on January 21. Wings to Fly was commissioned by BCS, with original poetry by frequent collaborator Meghan Guidry. Meghan’s lyrics grew out of a collaborative workshop in which the student singers shared their sentiments on what the theme Wings to Fly means […]

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11/18: Juventas Performs Connect All and Still With Me

Juventas New Music Ensemble will perform two of Oliver’s works–Connect All, We All Connect and Still With Me at First Baptist Church, as part of its free Neighborhood Series. Connect All. We All Connect., from Oliver’s 2017 album You Are Not Alone, sets poetry by Master Palindromist Barry Duncan, about art and music’s role in […]

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11/18: Musical Mountaineers perform Krummholz Variations

The Musical Mountaineers–Pianist Rose Freeman and violinist Anastasia Allison–will include Oliver’s Krummholz Variations in a rare public performance on November 18. Freeman and Allison typically carry their instruments deep into the mountains to play unannounced serenades for no audience, except an occasional marmot and the Cascade Mountains. The duo never announces their wilderness concerts in order to respect […]

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11/11: Juventas Performs Watershed

Juventas will perform Oliver’s quintet Watershed in it’s November 11 concert “Encore!”, a special programming featuring nature-themed audience favorite from the past five years. Written during the COVID-19 pandemic, Watershed was inspired by one of Oliver’s favorite walks along the Mystic River in Massachusetts. “From the boat launch in Medford Square, just a few blocks from my […]

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