Wagner Society Recital on April 14th, 2016 – Piano Trio & Love in the Time of Email

WSNC-Tannhaeuser Transcription April 2016Two West Coast Premieres in San Francisco presented by the Wagner Society of Northern California and the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany.

performed by The Lee Trio, Ann Moss, Steven Bailey and Emil Miland.

Date: April 14th, 2016
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One Ounce Opera presents Part of the Act in Austin, Texas

One Ounce Opera AustinOne Ounce Opera presents Part of the Act on the 1st Annual Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera!
The first “mini-opera-showcase” of it’s kind in Austin, Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera’s focus is on new short contemporary operas, 10-20 minutes in length. 
After a competitive national call for composer submissions, Part of the Act by John Grimmett and Liam Wade has been selected as one of this year’s winners.

Enjoy the regional and world premieres of five varied, cutting edge pieces presented in an alternative space — IN ENGLISH — on the following dates:

  • Friday, April 15, 8 pm
  • Saturday, April 16, 4 pm
  • Saturday, April 16, 8 pm

Be there for the beginning of FSOO, and for a taste of the future of opera.
Get your ticket online!


New work for The Atlanta Opera 24-Hour Opera Project®

The Atlanta Opera logoI will write a new short opera for the The Atlanta Opera sixth annual 24-Hour Opera Project®.

Here’s the idea: An entire opera written and performed in 24 hours. 
Teams of composers, librettists, stage directors, singers, and accompanists (selected at random) will compose, stage, and rehearse original operas – all within 24 hours.

Performance: Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Get your ticket! 

Wade’s “The Cat and the Moon” on Semper Soiree March 10, 2016 at Semperoper Dresden

The cat and the moonThe Cat and the Moon on a poem by W.B. Yeats. New arrangement for soprano, oboe and piano.

Premiering on March 10th, 2016 on the Semper Soiree at the Semperoper Dresden, Germany.

Emily Dorn – soprano
Elisabeth Grümmer – oboe
Ellen Rissinger – piano

International Art Song Contest Winners on Hawaii Public Radio

Hawaii-Public-Radio-LogoCongratulations to Jennifer Piazza-Pick and pianist Cheryl Cellon Lindquist whos art song recital was featured on Hawaii Public Radio for winning the HPR International Art Song Contest 2015.

A portion of their recital, “A Heart’s Journey” was featured on the HPR program “Singing and other Sins”, and included my songs “Afternoon on a Hill” and “Wraith”.

Listen to the program here! My songs are at minute 17:30.


The Asylum Quartet and Liam Wade: Commission and Collaboration

Asylum Quartet LogoThe Asylum Quartet and composer Liam Wade will be teaming up to collaborate on a new piece that will premiere in 2016. Also in the works, a residency and recording project for early fall.
More details to come in the following weeks!

Asylum Quartet 3The Asylum Quartet is a prominent emerging chamber ensemble based in Hartford, Connecticut, engaging broad audiences through public concerts, composer commissions, outreach programs and residencies, and dissemination of recordings. 

Lauded for “nonstop virtuoso skills” (Times Herald-Record, New York) and “evocative, educational, and refreshing” concerts (Newport Daily News, Rhode Island), the Asylum Quartet’s repertoire spans traditional, contemporary and globally-minded works.

The Eve of Waterloo score and video available online at Swirly Music

Sheet music available for purchasing

Check out Swirly Music to see the piano/ vocal score for The Eve of Waterloo and a video of the performance by John Packard and Louis Menendez (October 2015 at the Academy of Vocal Arts’ Helen Corning Warden Theater in Philadelphia).

The Lee Trio in Concert – Fall Tour Dates

Calendar EntryTour Dates

The Lee Trio and Liam Wade – coming to a town near you!

  • Thursday, October 1, 1:30 pm at the Penacook Elementary School, NH
  • Friday, October 2, 7:00 pm at the United Church of Penacook, NH
  • Sunday, October 4, 4:00 pm at the Unitarian Society of New Haven, Hamden, CT
  • Monday, October 5, 7:00 pm at the Central Presbyterian Church, New York City
  • Tuesday, October 6, at 7:00 pm at the Neighborhood Classics P.S. 321 Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY
  • Thursday, October 8, at 7:30 pm at the Helen Corning Warden Theater at The Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    For further information and tickets, please click on the selected date!

Lee TrioOn their tour, The Lee Trio will be performing my new works for piano trio:
Wagner/ Wade – Tannhäuser Ouvertüre

Wade – Album for the Young
and Wade – Rock ‘n’ Roll Liebeslied
along with pieces by Smetana, Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Uljas Pulkkis.

The Lee Trio, comprised of Melinda Lee Masur (piano), Lisa Lee (violin) and Angela Lee (cello), are an award-winning group made up of three virtuosic performers, educators and sisters from San Francisco.
To learn more about them and sample their music click here. 

Heldentenor John Packard performing Wagner and Wade in Philadelphia

Helen Corning Warden Theater
Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Thursday, October 8, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.

John-PackardLouis Menendez

On the program:
John Packard, heldentenor
Louis Menendez, piano
Wade – The Eve of Waterloo
Wagner – Allmächt‘ger Vater
Wagner – Winterstürme
Wagner – Walter‘s Preislied

Tickets are available here!

Donate buttonIf you can’t make it to the concert but would like to show your support, please consider donating the cost of a ticket at $10, $20 or $30. A small donation is a tremendous help and it’s tax-deductable.


Thank you! Liam Wade