Fall Events 2018

Lots to celebrate this fall: An Oktoberfest performance of my newest opera in Dresden, and the return to the stage of my oldest opera in Little Rock. Plus, a new recording and a birthday bash for Joni Mitchell.

 

 

September 21st, 2018
“Bua verliert’s Madl (im Bierzelt)”
at Semper Zwei, Semperoper Dresden
Tickets available here!

Party on with us at Oktoberfest at Semper Zwei, Semperoper Dresden. Liam Wade’s and Vynnie Meli’s one act opera “Boy loses Girl (in the Beer Tent)” is an opera about love, and beer, and the love of beer. This piece will open the Semper Bar series 2018/19 on September 21st, 2018.
Feiern Sie mit uns das Oktoberfest in Semper Zwei: Liam Wades Kurzoper “Bua …
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November 9th and 11th, 2018
“Part of the Act” in November
at Opera in the Rock, Arkansas

My comic opera “Part of the Act” with libretto by John Grimmett will be performed on November 9th and 11th, 2018 at Opera in the Rock in Little Rock, AR.

 

You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio – Arrangement and Recording

Michelle Murray Fiertek (soprano) has just finished recording my cello and voice arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio” for her upcoming album! 

 

November 7th, 2018
Joni Mitchell’s 75th Birthday Tribute Concert
in Berkeley, CA

Ann Moss (soprano) will be singing several of my Joni Mitchell arrangements as part of the musical tribute to poet-composer Joni Mitchell on the occasion of her 75th birthday on November 7, 2018!

 

Joni Mitchell’s 75th Birthday Tribute Concert in Berkeley, CA

Soprano Ann Moss will be singing a several of my Joni Mitchell arrangements as part of the musical tribute to poet-composer Joni Mitchell on the occasion of her 75th birthday on November 7, 2018!

The tribute concert will be hosted in the intimate ambiance and sublime acoustic of Berkeley’s Back Room. Featuring vocalist Ann Moss with pianist Matt Berkeley, cellist Emil Miland, harpist Meredith Clark, guitarist Carrie Smith, violinist Justin Ouellet, guitarist Patrick Anseth, and a host of special guests.

You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio – Arrangement and Recording

Michelle Murray Fiertek (soprano) has just finished recording my cello and voice arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio” for her upcoming album!

About Michelle Murray Fiertek

Connecticut lyric soprano Michelle Murray Fiertek possesses a wide ranging repertoire for the concert stage. Equally at home with the intimacy of art song and the grandeur of opera, her dramatically powerful approach to the performance of vocal music has earned her both critical and popular acclaim. Her singing has been described as “Exemplary” (BBC Music Magazine), “First-rate. Engaging and authentic” (New York Concert Review), and “Alive and full-blooded” (Arizona Republic).

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.

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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
annmoss@gmail.com
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.

 

Cellist Emil Miland and pals play Noe Valley

From left, Steven Bailey, Ann Moss and Emil Miland appear this weekend at the recently refurbished Noe Valley Ministry in a Noe Valley Chamber Music concert. Photo by Adrian Bonifacio.
From left, Steven Bailey, Ann Moss and Emil Miland appear this weekend at the recently refurbished Noe Valley Ministry in a Noe Valley Chamber Music concert.
Photo by Adrian Bonifacio.

Big thank you to Jake Heggie for such kind words, and to Emil Miland for including my music on his upcoming January 25 concert.
Read about it here in Jason Victor Serinus’s preview for the San Francisco Examiner.