John Oliver, composer

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Scenes from an Intercultural Marriage Canadian Premiere


June 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m. – “Music Garden” featuring Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra & Rong Jun at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classical Garden, Vancouver Read More...

World Premiere of "World Enigma 1" - PEP

The Piano and Erhu Project (PEP) is performing an evening concert to celebrate the release of their second CD of Canadian music commissioned especially for them.

PEP Vol. 2 CD Release Concert
Friday January 30, 8 pm
Roy Barnet Recital Hall,
UBC

Nicole Ge Li / Corey Hamm Piano and Erhu project (PEP)

Erhu player Nicole Ge Li and pianist Corey Hamm have teamed up to commission a series of new works for erhu and piano. Go to Nicole’s web site to learn more. I am honoured to be among the composers she has commissioned. On November 24, Corey and Nicole invited me to perform with them (guitar) on their recital at the UBC Recital Hall where Vancouver audiences were treated to the first fruits of this collaboration, featuring World Premieres of three new works I wrote especially for this concert: a duo for piano and guitar, a duo for erhu and guitar, and a trio for erhu, guitar, and piano. Read More...

Orchid Ensemble commission "Celestial Storehouse" completed

Last week I completed the commissioned work for the Orchid Ensemble, a work designed for concert and theatrical/multimedia presentation entitled Celestial Storehouse. Read More...