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Bass Trombone

Adam Rainey

Adam Rainey, a Kentucky native, joined the Kansas City Symphony in the 2014-15 season. In 2012, Rainey made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra playing Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” under the baton of Bernard Haitink. Later that year, he recorded John Williams’ “Fanfare for Fenway” with the Boston Pops under the baton of the composer himself in celebration of Fenway Park’s centennial. He also has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Vermont Symphony and Grant Park Festival Orchestra. He has attended the Pacific Music Festival (Japan), and he has spent two summers as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Rainey received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Douglas Yeo and James Markey. Additionally, he has studied with Norman Bolter, Mark Gaal, Steve Lange, Peter Norton and Toby Oft. Rainey received second prize at the 2011 Zellmer-Minnesota Orchestra Trombone Competition, and he was a finalist at the International Trombone Association’s Edward Kleinhammer Competition.


Adam Rainey

Adam Rainey, a Kentucky native, joined the Kansas City Symphony in the 2014-15 season. In 2012, Rainey made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra playing Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” under the baton of Bernard Haitink. Later that year, he recorded John Williams’ “Fanfare for Fenway” with the Boston Pops under the baton of the composer himself in celebration of Fenway Park’s centennial. He also has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Vermont Symphony and Grant Park Festival Orchestra. He has attended the Pacific Music Festival (Japan), and he has spent two summers as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Rainey received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Douglas Yeo and James Markey. Additionally, he has studied with Norman Bolter, Mark Gaal, Steve Lange, Peter Norton and Toby Oft. Rainey received second prize at the 2011 Zellmer-Minnesota Orchestra Trombone Competition, and he was a finalist at the International Trombone Association’s Edward Kleinhammer Competition.

The emotions that we can evoke out of the audience.

My parents playing the soundtrack to “Phantom of the Opera” in the car.

Bourbon (I am from Kentucky), ice pick and a lawnmower, sand castle bucket

In 2018, we performed an arrangement of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. That was a blast!

Boulevard Tank 7 Beer, eggs, cinnamon toast crunch, milk for the crunch, chicken, and hot sauce

Douglas Yeo, Norman Bolter, James Markey

One hour of basics and around two hours for solos/excerpts.