Love Life CD now available!

Love Life – new album

Genre: Classical: Vocal Music Release Date: 09/09/2016
Genre: Classical: Vocal Music Release Date: 09/09/2016

Available for download on bandcamp and iTunes.
Hard copy of the CD available here.

featuring
FULL FATHOM FIVE (2014) – Liam Wade
NEWER EVERY DAY: Songs for Kiri (2014) – Jake Heggie
FROM ‘THE BOOK OF NIGHTMARES’ (2013) – Jake Heggie
LOVE SONG SUITE: Songs by Joni Mitchell, Jake Heggie, Bob Dylan, and Lennon/McCartney, arranged by Ann Moss, Liam Wade, John Grimmett, and Steven Bailey.

With guest artists including cellist Emil Miland, pianist Steve Bailey, Chanticleer, violinist Isaac Allen, and pianist Jake Heggie.


CD Release Event on October 16th

Come celebrate the release of soprano Ann Moss’s sophomore album Love Life recorded at Skywalker Sound with four-time GRAMMY award-winning producer/engineer Leslie Ann Jones.

The concert features highlights from Love Life including Wade’s Full Fathom Five (2014), and his arrangement “A Case of You” by Joni Mitchell.

Location:
Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA
(510) 547-8188
(Map)

Reserve your ticket today!
$20 / $30 with purchase of CD
To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188

Please find more details here!

 

West Edge Opera presents “The Stranger the Better” in California

West Edge Opera presents “The Stranger the Better” on its Snapshot program on the following dates:

west-edge-opera-berkeleySnapshot is your chance to hear excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. After an overwhelming response to our call for scores, eight composers’ works were selected for Snapshot’s inaugural year.

The chamber orchestra features members of San Francisco-based new music ensemble Earplay and will be led by Earplay’s Mary Chun and West Edge Opera Musical Director Jonathan Khuner.

Find out more about the Snapshot program and get your ticket online!

Audience Favorite Award for my new one act opera “The Stranger the Better” at the Atlanta Opera

Will Green and Julie Trammel
Will Green and Julie Trammel

The Stranger the Better – a new one act opera I wrote last weekend with librettist Vynnie Meli for The Atlanta Opera 24-hour Opera Project picked up the AUDIENCE FAVORITE AWARD at the premiere.

 

Team Blue - the winner of the audience’s vote 2016: Antoine Griggs, Vynnie Meli, Andrew Bayles, Liam Wade, Julie Trammel, Kristin Kenning, Laurie Marie Tossing, Will Green
Team Blue – the winner of the audience’s vote 2016: Antoine Griggs, Vynnie Meli, Andrew Bayles, Liam Wade, Julie Trammel, Kristin Kenning, Laurie Marie Tossing, Will Green

Congratulations and thank you to director Kristin Kenning, music director Andrew Bayles, and singers Antoine Griggs, Will Green, Julie Trammel and Laurie Marie Tossing who learned, staged and performed the piece in a single day!

Find out more about the new piece here!

 

 

Spring Concerts 2016

With recitals and opera performances in Germany and throughout the United States, there are many chances to hear my music over the next couple of months. You’ll find several shows listed below, with more dates in California, Texas and Chicago to be added. 

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

New arrangement for soprano (Emily Dorn), oboe (Elisabeth Grümmer) and piano (Ellen Rissinger).

Read more.

 

Love Life coverMarch 11, 2016
Love Life ALBUM RELEASE CELEBRATION in San Francisco, CA

with Emil Miland, Cello and Steven Bailey, Piano
Special guest Leslie Ann Jones, Producer/Engineer

• From ‘The Book of Nightmares’ (2013) – Jake Heggie
• Full Fathom Five (2014) – Liam Wade
• Newer Every Day: Songs for Kiri (2014) – Jake Heggie
• Songs by Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan

Read more.

 

The Atlanta Opera logoApril 2, 2016
The Atlanta Opera 24-Hour Opera Project® in Atlanta, GA

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

Read more.

 

RIPE FIGSApril 10, 2016
Ripe Figs: a Showcase of Original Songs
in Berkeley, CA

Anton’s Well is proud to present
RIPE FIGS: A SHOWCASE OF ORIGINAL SONGS
One night only! Come hear art songs and new muical theater premieres from “The Best Bad Things,” “The 7 Deadly Pleasures, “Viva Concha”, and my new song-cycle “Chamber Music”. 

Read more.

 

WSNC-Tannhaeuser Transcription April 2016April 14, 2016
Wagner Society Recital
Piano Trio & Love in the Time of Email in San Francisco, CA

presented by the Wagner Society of Northern California and the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany.

• Piano Trio including a transcription of the
Tannhäuser Ouvertüre
• Love in the Time of Email – for soprano, cello, and piano
Text by Caitlin Vincent

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

Read more.

 

One Ounce Opera AustinApril 15-16, 2016
One Ounce Opera presents Part of the Act in Austin, TX

One Ounce Opera presents Part of the Act by Liam Wade and John Grimmett on the 1st Annual Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera! The first “mini-opera-showcase” of it’s kind in Austin!

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

Read more.

 

nanoworks logoMay 2016
World Premiere of my new opera, Susannah 2000 Songbook, at NANOWorks Cincinnati, OH

My new Sci-fi Cabaret Opera, Susannah 2000 Songbook with Libretto by Dara Weinberg, will be premiering in May 2016 on North American New Opera Workshop’s Sci-Fi Nite at McMicken Free Space, Cincinnati, Ohio. Date and performers to be announced soon.

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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.