The program will feature the music of Richard Wagner and local composer Liam Wade, including the world premiere of Wade’s The Eve of Waterloowritten for heldentenor John Packard and Wade’s Full Fathom Five on poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay performed by soprano Ann Moss, cellist Emil Miland and pianist Markus Pawlik.
The Lee Trio and composer Liam Wade have recently been awarded a September/ October 2015 residency at the prestigious Avaloch Farm Institute in New Hampshire to create a new work that will premiere on Simone Dinnerstein’s Neighborhood Classics 2015/16 concert series in Brooklyn, NY.
“Beautiful Child of Song” – Semper Soiree at Semperoper Dresden
Congratulations to all of the spectacular performers who made the Semper Soireeconcert a tremendous success. Thank you so much to Ellen Rissinger, Julia Mintzer, Janosch Armer and Haedun Lee for their wonderful performance of Recuerdo. And big thank you to Semperoper Dramaturgin Anne Gerber and the audience for such a warm welcome.
Read more about the performance in aninterview with Ellen Rissinger, Vocal Coach at the Semperoper Dresden, by Nicole Czerwinka, posted on Elbmargarita. In the interview, Ellen discusses what is unique about American art song, and what the audience can expect to hear on the Semper Soiree concert.
Savor fine wine and delights as you enjoy an exhilarating concert program featuring From ‘The Book of Nightmares’ by Jake Heggie,Full Fathom Five by Liam Wade, Great American Songbook arrangements by John Grimmett featuring violist Justin Ouellet, plus one or two special surprise guests! A light supper will follow the performance.
“The highlight of the evening was the premiere of composer Liam Wade’s song cycle Full Fathom Five, performed by soprano Ann Moss, pianist Steven Bailey, and Miland.” ~ Mark Rudio, San Francisco Classical Voice, 02/02/15