Rain Worthington has a distinct voice within the field of contemporary music. As critic, Kyle Gann noted in Chamber Music magazine, her music "...take(s) ideas of American musical style to a new place – like a walk in a familiar, yet very different park... And isn't afraid to come up with its own startling conclusions."
Using the palette of chamber and orchestra instrumentations, Rain Worthington's work touches the human heart with emotionally evocative music that is nuanced, delicate, powerful and transporting. Rain Worthington's music has been heard in loft performance spaces and dance clubs, to orchestra recordings in Europe and chamber concerts in India. World music, minimalism and romanticism have influenced her compositional style.
PARMA recorded a second of Rain’s orchestral pieces, Of Time Remembered, with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra for a 2012 release on PARMA/Navona Recordings. The first PARMA recording of Rain's orchestra music was Tracing a Dream, recorded with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra with Conductor, Ovidiu Marinescu, and released 2011. Her orchestral compositions are also released on CDBaby. Pianist, Max Lifchitz has recorded Rain's piano music for North/South Recordings. Zeitgeist, Third Wheel, Englewinds, DoubleEntendre, Ricochet Duo and the North/South Chamber Orchestra have premiered her chamber music. Her composition entry was awarded 1st Prize in the Anton Stadler Competition. Rain’s music has been featured in articles by music journalists, Kyle Gann and Joseph Dalton, and reviews in the American Record Guide, IAWM Journal, Fanfare, and MusicWeb-International. She has been awarded grants from Meet The Composer, ASCAP, the American Music Center, NYFA, American Composers Forum.
In addition to composing concert works, she serves as Director of Development for the New York Women Composers.
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