John Oliver, composer

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Scenes from an Intercultural Marriage Canadian Premiere

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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...

Eagle Flies to Mountain - Ontario premiere

SOUND OF DRAGON MUSIC FESTIVAL MAKES ONTARIO DEBUT MAY 20-24, 2015
– W/ DATES IN TORONTO / LONDON / WATERLOO


featuring the Ontario premiere of Oliver’s “Eagle Flies to Mountain” conducted by Taiwan’s Chih-Sheng Chen. 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,
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World Premiere, commissioned work, Little Giant Chinese Orchestra, Taipei, November 18

On November 18, the Little Giant Chamber Orchestra (Taiwan) will present the world premiere of the work they commissioned from John Oliver, Scenes from an Intercultural Marriage. The major work for traditional Chinese orchestra consists of four movements. The performance will take place at the National Concert Hall in downtown Taipei. The composer will be in attendance.

The program will also feature the world premiere of Oliver’s Monkey Running, a work that began as a workshop piece for the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble. This invigorating collage features a cowboy waltz, a sea shanty, some tango and flamenco, and other surprises, mixed in with the main theme. Oliver is guest guitarist.

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BC Chinese Music Ensemble to record live concert, Oliver conducting

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BAMBOO SHOOTS IN SPRING Tea Party and Concert
 
IN CELEBRATION OF CHINESE NEW YEAR AND 10TH ANNIVERSARY
 
February 3 and 16, CBC Studios (700 Hamilton Street)
 

In celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Snake, the British Columbia Chinese Music Association (BCCMA) presents a Concert and Tea Party, Bamboo Shoots in Spring, performed by the BC Chinese Music Ensemble featuring new music and arrangements by conductor and composers Rui Shi Zhuo, John Oliver, and producer Mark Armanini.

Oliver will conduct his composition
Eagle Flies to Mountain, a work Georgia Straight reviewer Alex Varty said “deserves to become an intercultural standard.”

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