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 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. 

Recap of Semper Soiree at Semperoper

“Beautiful Child of Song” – Semper Soiree at Semperoper Dresden

Semper Soiree 2015

Congratulations to all of the spectacular performers who made the Semper Soiree concert 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 an interview 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.