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).

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
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

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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
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”. 

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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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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.

 

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.