San Francisco Classical Voice on THE STRANGER THE BETTER and West Edge Opera’s Snapshot festival

SFCV reporter Jeff Kaliss interviews composer Liam Wade and West Edge Opera General Director Mark Streshinsky on the upcoming Snapshot festival and Wade’s opera, The Stranger the Better, with libretto by Vynnie Meli.

Read the full article here!

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.

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.

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

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!


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).

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Love Life coverMarch 11, 2016

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

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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®.

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

Anton’s Well is proud to present
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”. 

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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.

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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.

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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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The Eve of Waterloo – World Premiere at the German Residence in San Francisco

The Eve of Waterloo - Invitation Wagner SocietyPresented by the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany and The Wagner Society of Northern California.

The program will feature the music of Richard Wagner and local composer Liam Wade, including the world premiere of Wade’s The Eve of Waterloo written 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.

Date: June 9, 2015
Attendance by invitation only.

For more information please contact the Wagner Society of Northern California.



Full Fathom Five – Two upcoming encore performances

Two upcoming encore performances of my new work for Soprano, Cello and Piano 

at fundraising events in support of Soprano Ann Moss’s sophomore album “Love Life”
with cellist Emil Miland and pianist Steven Bailey.


Saturday, February 28, 2015 – 6:00 pm
hosted by Nancy Quinn & Tom Driscoll
460 Yerba Buena Avenue, San Francisco

Saturday, March 14, 2015 – 6:00 pm
hosted by Ray Walton & Jack Comerford
1950 Gough Street, San Francisco


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.

Purchase tickets at this link.

Space is limited.
Please RSVP to
to reserve your seat.

The music of Liam Wade and Richard Wagner in recital

The music of Liam Wade and Richard Wagner in recital
at the German Residence, San Francisco
Presented by the Wagner Society of Northern California

John Packard, Tenor;
Ann Moss, Soprano;
Emil Miland, Cello;
Markus Pawlik, Piano

The program will include selectionBattle_of_Waterloo_1815s from
Die Walküre,
Wade’s Full Fathom Five,
and the world premiere of Wade’s new work for heldentenor, The Eve of Waterloo.


Attendance by invitation only.
For more information please contact the Wagner Society of Northern California.

Date: June 9th, 2015, 6 pm

Location: The German Residence, 1960 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA  94109


SFCV Review of the Full Fathom Five World Premiere at Noe Valley Chamber Music

“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

Read the review of the concert here.


Liam Wade receives SFFCM MGP Award

Full Fathom Five

Liam Wade to compose Full Fathom Five for soprano, piano, and cello that Ann Moss, Steven Bailey and Emil Miland will premiere as part of a January 2015 recital in San Francisco. Commission sponsored in part by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music Musical Grant Program.