April 11: Exquisite Corpse Projects will premiere its second interdisciplinary video collaboration “Exquisite Corpse: Stay in Touch.” Using the surrealist form of an “exquisite corpse,” artists from contrasting mediums (sketch, poetry, performance art, collage, music composition, and visual art) made 60-90 second videos imitating and mirroring the video by the artist before them in the sequence. Featuring work by Sydney O’Connor, Gwendolyn Kuhlman, Justine Preston, Chritina Pike, Anne Rainwater, and Shauna Le Ann Smith.
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March 26: Anne performed on her own Vernon Salon Series, live on YouTube. She played some short and sweet piano solos that touch upon humor, childhood, and memory via the composers Frédéric Chopin, Sergei Prokofiev, Aaron Copland, George Walker, Domenico Scarlatti and David Lang. The YouTube Live link is archived HERE.
November 6: Anne performed a solo set as part of the Ross McKee Piano Break series. Her program included Chopin’s Nocturne in E minor, Op. Posthumous, George Walker’s Theme and Six Variations from his Piano Sonata No. 1, and J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826. The archived link can be found HERE.
February 28: New Moon Duo performs with cellist Natalie Raney on the Old First Series in San Francisco. The program includes a world premiere commission by composer Nicolas Benavides, 8 PM at 1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA.
January 12: Duo show at Maybeck Studio as part of the Lang/Rainwater duo, featuring works for trombone and piano with NYC-based trombonist William Lang. Tickets are $25 general/$20 students. 3 PM at 1537 Euclid Ave., Berkeley, CA.
December 12: Concerto performance with the Mendocino College Community Band in Ukiah, CA under the leadership of Phillip Lenberg, performing Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto in F Major. 7:30 PM at the Mendocino College Center Theater, 1000 Hensley Creek Rd. in Ukiah, CA. Free admission!
November 5: Lecture recital called Exploring the Goldberg Variations in Our 21st-Century World. California State University, East Bay. 12:15 PM in the Recital Hall, MB 1055. 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA. Free and open to the public!
October 7: New Moon Duo performs at the United Church of Penacook in Penacook, NH as part of their residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute. 7 PM.
June 21: I’ll be performing alongside my New Moon Duo partner, mezzo soprano Melinda Becker, at the Garden of Memory, Oakland’s annual Summer Solstice music celebration, held at the Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave in Oakland, CA. For tickets, which are $5-20, please click HERE.
June 1 and 2: I am thrilled to join the Left Coast Ensemble in their performance of Laura Schwendinger’s new opera Artemisia, a work based on the life of famed Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–c.1656). Performances are a Z Space, 450 Florida St. in San Francisco.
May 24: Solo piano recital at 405 Shrader, 405 Shrader St. in San Francisco, CA at 7 PM. Works include Bach’s Partita No. 6, Ligeti’s Arc-en-ciel, Ravel’s Jeux d’eau, and Sciarrino’s Anamorfosi. 10% of my artist fee will be donated to Oakland Animal Services, my favorite hometown animal charity.
April 13: Arc Duet recital (Anne Rainwater and Emily Tian, pianos) at the JB Piano Company at 540 Irwin St. in San Rafael, CA at 7:30 PM. Works by Nikolai Kapustin, Leslie La Barre, William Grant Still, Richard Rodney Bennet, and Anthony Porter for four-hands and two pianos. Tickets are $25 general/$20 student discount. Please click HERE to purchase tickets online.
February 23: Duo recital as Arc Duet, with fellow pianist Emily Tian at the Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St., Berkeley, CA at 7 PM.
We’ll be playing 4-hands and 2-piano works by Kapustin, William Grant Still, Leslie La Barre, Kurtág, and local composers Anthony Porter and Ryan Brown. Ryan and Leslie will be in attendance at the show. Tickets are $20/$12 students and seniors at the door.
February 5: Duo recital with trombonist William Lang on the Tuesday’s Music Live series in Augusta, GA on 605 Reynolds St. at 12 noon and admission is free! Works by Schumann, Brahms, and Monti. For more information, click here.
February 3: Duo recital with trombonist William Lang at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., Lancaster, SC at 2:30 PM.
Tickets are $10 at the door. Works by Schumann, Brahms, Pärt, Quinn Mason, Monti, and Jessica Rudman.
January 13: Solo recital at Maybeck Studio, 1537 Euclid Ave., Berkeley at 3 PM. Tickets: $25/$20. The program is entitled Dark Humor and explores the contrast between superficial and grim musical comedy. Featuring works by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, György Ligeti, J.S. Bach, and Salvatore Sciarrino.
December 14: Mezzo soprano Melinda Becker and Anne Rainwater (New Moon Duo) present works by Debussy, Barber and Gabriela Lena Frank at International High School at 12 noon in the Littlefield Room of the Arts Pavilion, 65 Lily St., San Francisco. Free admission.
November 30: Trio Étrange performs Brahms Op. 8 and a new trio by Lewis Patzner on the Glenview Classical Series at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland at 7:30 PM. 1658 Excelsior Avenue.
October 12: Voy Solo – 20th Century Poetic Narratives, with mezzo soprano Melinda Becker, explores stories that span different cultures and languages, including Cuatro Canciones Andinas by Gabriela Lena Frank, Trois Chansons to Bilitis by Claude Debussy, and the Hermit Songs by Samuel Barber. Part of the Glenview Classical Series at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland at 7:30 PM. 1658 Excelsior Avenue. Tickets are $20 at the door.
June 24: Trio recital with cellist Lewis Patzner and violinist Corey Mike, performing Chausson’s passionate Piano Trio, Op. 3. In San Francisco at 7:30 PM. Click here for more details. Minimum $10 donation.
May 19: Duet recital with pianist Emily Tian at 8 PM. Also performing are percussionists Jack Van Geem and Diego Becerra, and pianist Vicky Wei Yi Xu. Crowden Music Center, 1475 Rose St. in Berkeley. Tickets are $20/$10 students.
May 5: Solo piano show on the Sunset Music and Arts series at 7:30 PM. Works by Bryce Cannell, Arnold Schoenberg, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, and Joseph Haydn. Tickets are $20/$15 senior and students. 1750 29th Avenue in San Francisco.
April 5: Solo piano and electronics show at CNMAT, 1750 Arch St., Berkeley at 8 PM. Works by Matthew Hough, Bryce Cannell, Danny Clay, Arnold Schoenberg, and Elliott Carter. Tickets: $10 general/$5 Cal students. For more details, click here.
March 25: BLUEPRINTS Piano Series, Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, New York City at 5 PM. Performing works by Schoenberg and Debussy alongside other pianists. Tickets are $10 early/$15 at the door. To purchase tickets online, click here.
March 17: Solo piano show on the Seventh Avenue Performances series, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco at 7:30 PM. Works by Matthew Hough, Maurice Ravel, Arnold Schoenberg, Claude Debussy, and Danny Clay.
March 2: 24 Preludes and Fugues from Book 2 of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. Coordinated by the Ross McKee Foundation and held at the McRoskey Mattress Company, 1687 Market Street in San Francisco from 6:30-9:30 PM. Tickets are $20.
November 26: Embassy Groupmuse in the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco. 7:30 PM, performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
November 11: On Emma Logan’s Alone/Not Alone series, flutist Jessie Nucho and pianist Anne Rainwater present music for flute, piano, and electronics by living women composers. Works include Alex Temple’s spacious duo Willingly, Mei-Fang Lin’s Interaction, and pieces by Elainie Lillois and Anne LaBerge. 8 PM at the Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco. Event link here and for tickets ($15/$10 for members), click here.
September 24: Phonochrome presents Banned Books Solidarity Concert. 12 noon at the Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco. Tickets: $18 general/$12 members. Works by Copland, Debussy, Maya Angelou, Debussy, and others. Come for coffee and stay afterwards for books brought by The Green Arcade. For more information, click here.
August 25: Trio show with clarinetist Mara Plotkin and violinist Hrabba Atladottir. 7 PM. Repertoire includes works by Milhaud, Khachaturian, and Stravinsky. Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave., Kensington. $20 general admission at the door.
June 2: Solo piano show at the Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA. Works by Annie Gosfield, Caroline Ansink, Luigi Dallapiccola, and Jude Traxler. Jude will be in attendance for the show. Tickets: $18/$15. For more info, click here.
May 25: Performance of the A minor Prelude and Fugue of J.S. Bach (WTC Book 1) as part of 24×24. All preludes and fugues from Book 1 in one evening! McRoskey Mattress Co, 1687 Market St., San Francisco. For more info, click here. Tickets are $20.
April 28: Goldberg Variations performance as part of the Old First Series in San Francisco.
April 8: Performance of George Crumb’s Vox Balaenae alongside flutist Jessie Nucho and cellist Natalie Raney, 8 PM, Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA.
March 5: Performance of Jude Traxler‘s epic multi-media piano solo piece from poison as part of the Hot Air Music Festival, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA. 4:30 PM in the Osher Salon. For more info, click here.
December 18: Performance with cellist Helen Newby, 7:30 PM, Lower Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA. The program includes Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, Janáček’s Pohádka, and Debussy’s Cello Sonata.
December 12: Berkeley New Music Project performance, 8 PM, Hertz Concert Hall, Berkeley, CA.
November 14: Late set at Classical Revolution San Francisco with violist Moses Lei, 10 PM, 3248 22nd St., San Francisco. Works by Telemann and Finzi.
September 29: Presentation at Maybeck High School in Mario Godoy‘s Musical Appreciation class.
September 16: 4-hands piano with Kate Campbell as part of the Center for New Music’s Member Happy Hour + 2 Blocks of Art Performances. 5 PM at the Corner of Market and 6th St., San Francisco.
July 23: Performance with the Nevada County Composers Cooperative, playing the music of Durwynne Hsieh, Danny Clay, and Mark Vance with bassoonist Stephanie Patterson. 8 PM, Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main St., Grass Valley, CA.
July 8, 9, 10: Performances with sfSound as part of the sfSoundFestival. Gray Area Grand Theater, 2665 Mission St., San Francisco. $15 for one show or $40 for a three-day pass.
June 26: J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations performance at Forte House, 1498 24th Ave., San Francisco. 4 PM. $25 suggested donation at the door.
June 18: Solo performance of Jacob TV’s The Body of Your Dreams on the Switchboard Music Festival, Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., San Francisco. 6:15 PM. Come see me play this delightful fitness satire piece in my snazziest workout gear, featuring piano with electronic accompaniment.
May 20: J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations performance at the Cadillac Hotel, 380 Eddy St., San Francisco, CA. 12:30 PM. Free!
May 14: Show with sfSound as part of the John Adams Young Composers Program, 7 PM. The Crowden School, 1475 Rose St., Berkeley, CA.
May 7: Concert with clarinetist Dan Ferreira, 3 PM. First Presbyterian Church, 72 Kensington Rd., San Anselmo, CA. Suggested donation at the door. Program includes both Brahms Clarinet Sonatas and the Berg Four Pieces.
May 6: Recital with cellist Helen Newby and soprano Amy Foote at the Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA. Tickets: $20/$15. 8 PM. For more info, click here. Program includes John Zorn’s Jumalatteret (West Coast premiere!), Klaus Lang’s Tehran Dust, and Kaija Saariaho’s Mirage.
May 1: J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations performance at Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts, 3 PM, 1537 Euclid Ave., Berkeley, CA. Tickets: $25/$15.
March 6: Performances at Hot Air Music Festival, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, playing Crumb’s Voice of the Whale, Ruby Fulton’s All Night All Day with New Keys, and a piano solo by Danny Clay. Sets at 5:30 and 9 PM. Free admission!
February 21: Piano fundraiser at the Center for New Music, San Francisco. Support the Center’s purchase of a Yamaha C5! I’ll be collaborating with composers Danny Clay and Brent Miller. $20 members/$40 general. Admission includes appetizers and drinks. 4-7 PM.
February 20: Bach’s Goldberg Variations performance at the Blue Mountain Chamber Music Retreat. 22021 Highway 26, West Point, CA, 95255. 4 PM. Tickets: $15/$10 seniors.
February 14: The RED World: A Valentine’s Day event, with Tessa Rae, Katrina Zosseder, and Alex Ponting. I’ll be playing bass and singing! An afternoon of music, art, poetry, and dance. Peterson’s Farm, 636 Gossage Ave, Petaluma, CA. 2 PM. $14 in advance or $18 at the door.
February 13: Performance at the Piedmont Center for the Arts alongside clarinetist Mara Plotkin and the Circadian String Quartet, 7:30 PM. 801 Magnolia Ave., Piedmont, CA 94611. Winter’s Leaving: A Concert of Iranian and Israeli Music. Tickets: $20 general/$12 students.
September 12: Soprano and piano show at the Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco. A poetry commissioning project created by soprano Jill Morgan Brenner. For more information, click here.
July 24: Pianists Kate Campbell and Anne Rainwater played game-based music from the past 30 years, curated by Danny Clay. Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA, 7:30 PM. Part of don’t be a stranger series. Selections from Jatekok by György Kurtág, articles 1-3 by Rozalie Hirs, Carny by John Zorn, and an immersive collaboration with Danny Clay. Click here for more information.
June 21: Garden of Memory performance with Danny Clay, Joseph Columbo, and Andy Meyerson. A semi-improvised, mixed percussion sound installation at the annual Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland to celebrate the solstice.
November 22: A solo performance of vocal and piano music at the Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco. 7:30 PM. Works include a premiere by Danny Clay (inspired by poetry by local writer Roy Doughty), Jude Traxler’s setting of the Theodore Roethke poem The Waking, and Ian Power’s setting of the Scelsi theme Ave Maria. For more information, click here.
September 21: SF Music Day celebration at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Performance at noon with composer/violist Luis Escareño, playing original compositions by Anne Rainwater, Danny Clay and Luis Escareño.
August 22: Duo recital with violinist Solenn Séguillon on the Old First Concerts Series, 1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco, 8 PM. Works by Beethoven, Pärt, Chopin and Shahab Parani.
July 2: Performance with the Nevada County Composers Collective as part of their Wet Ink series, Nevada City, CA. Works by Durwynne Hsieh and Mark Vance.
March 3: Recital with bassoonist Stephanie Patterson at 7:30 PM. Wiedemann Recital Hall, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.
November 24: Solo show at the Center for New Music at 7:30 PM, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco. 2 world premieres by composers Stuart Saunders Smith and Ken Thomson. For more information on the program, Into the Thicket, click here. For a live video recording of Ken Thomson’s piece, click here.
March 14-25: Travels to Hamburg, Germany for a residency at Kampnagel with the band CocoRosie, culminating in a world premiere of Sierra Casady’s ballet NightShift and a musical performance with Rajasthan Roots.
February 21: futureCities performs Wally Gunn’s epic Can You Here Me Now? 8 PM, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.
January 7: Duo show with soprano Delea Shand, performing Charles Ives and Nils Vigeland at Central Presbyterian Church at 8 PM, 593 Park Ave. at 64th St., New York City, NY. View the premiere of Nils Vigeland’s There Was a Child Went Forth here.