John Oliver, composer

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Meditation for Barbara Lieurance fall performances

American pianist Barbara Lieurance performs Oliver's "Meditation for Barbara", a work for bowed piano, in the Greater Boston area in 5 performance this summer and fall. See her web page here.
INSIDE THE PIANO, OUTSIDE THE BOX (solo piano)
Combining daring programming with an engaging performance style, Barbara Lieurance brings pianistic virtuosity of an entirely new kind to the concert hall. In this program Ms. Lieurance champions the compositional tour-de-force “Rhapsodies” by C. Curtis-Smith – the first piece to ever be written for bowed piano – along with a new commission inspired by the Rhapsodies by Canadian composer John Oliver.  Other music includes the jazzy Russian virtuosity of Gubaidulina and the beautiful melodies of Brahms.