Pianist Anne Rainwater, Oct. 4
September 30, 2022
Contact: Office of Advancement and External Relations
Internationally recognized pianist Anne Rainwater will perform music by Maurice Ravel, Franz Schubert, Danny Clay, and University of Baltimore faculty member Ian Power in a live setting on Tuesday, Oct. 4 beginning at 7 p.m. in the University's Wright Theater, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The performance is free and open to the public; masking is encouraged. Rainwater's appearance is presented by UBalt's program in Arts Production and Management.
Rainwater, a San Francisco-based pianist, will perform Prof. Power's Ave Maria: Variations on a Theme by Giacinto Scelsi, which takes a melody by the Italian composer and augments it and distorts it through meditative and penitent variations. Rainwater will also perform Ravel's Sonatina, Schubert’s B-flat Impromptu, and Clay's Ten Pages for piano and electronics.
Rainwater, recognized for her "boldly assertive rhetoric” by the San Francisco Examiner, has performed in venues and festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe, including the Donau Festival in Krems, Austria, Kampnagel in Hamburg, and the Kennedy Center. She has released two solo albums, Bach's Goldberg Variations (2018) and Anywhere But Here (2020), featuring electronic keyboard works by Jude Traxler. She is working on her first book, which explores the internal and external ecosystems that contribute to the understanding, practicing, and performing of music.
Prof. Ian Power is a composer and performer based in Baltimore. He released two albums in 2020: Diligence, on Edition Wandelweiser Records, featuring long solo works; and Maintenance Hums on Carrier Records, featuring chamber works. Dusted described him as "a force guiding the rapid-fire development of instrumental syntax and its expressive components."
Power serves as assistant professor and director of the Arts Production and Management program at The University of Baltimore, where he won the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2018. His music has been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. His new orchestra piece will be premiered by the BBC Scottish Symphony at the Tectonics Festival in Glasgow in April 2023.
The concert by Anne Rainwater is supported by the Peggy and Yale Gordon Charitable Trust, which has supported the advancement of classical music in Baltimore for the past 35 years.