Sunday, January 13, 2019

Anne Rainwater: Dark Humor


This solo piano set is entitled "Dark Humor" and explores the contrast between superficial and grim musical comedy. It features works by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, György Ligeti, Ann Cleare, J.S. Bach, and Salvatore Sciarrino.

Oakland-based pianist Anne Rainwater is a dexterous musician known for her vibrant interpretations of works from J.S. Bach to John Zorn. Recognized for her “boldly assertive rhetoric” (San Francisco Examiner) and “bright golden honeycomb for a brain” (Roy Doughty, poet), she appears as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator.

Anne Rainwater at the Maybeck
Sunday, January 13, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $25 General Admission/$20 Students & Seniors

She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music in Contemporary Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where she received the Kraeuter Musical Foundation Award for “excellence in chamber music performance.” Anne has performed in venues and festivals throughout the world, including the Donau Festival in Krems, Austria, the Kennedy Center, Princeton University, and Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany, among others. 

Recent solo performances include shows at the Center for New Music, Maybeck Studio, CNMAT, and the Old First Series. Highlights of the 2018/2019 season include a tour of South Carolina and Georgia with trombonist William Lang, the release of her Goldberg Variations CD in the Fall of 2018, and performances along Trio Étrange members Lewis Patzner and Corey Mike as well as with mezzo soprano Melinda Becker.