Rain Worthington's work touches the human heart with emotionally evocative music that is nuanced, delicate, powerful and transporting. Her music has been heard in loft concerts, performance spaces and dance clubs, to orchestra recordings in Europe and chamber concerts in India. World music, romanticism and minimalism 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 has been reviewed 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, and commissioned by Englewinds. In addition to composing concert works, she serves as Director of Development for the New York Women Composers.
Of Time Remembered - for orchestra (recorded by PARMA Recordings for 2012 release),
Tracing a Dream - for orchestra (PARMA/Navona release 2011),
Memories of Place - for chamber orchestra (premiered by the North/South Chamber Orchestra),
On Curious Reflection - piano & marimba (premiered by Ricochet Duo),
Paper Wings - solo violin (premiered by Michael Braudy),
Bala Marimba - solo marimba (premiered by Zeigeist),
Shredding Glass - for orchestra,
Yet Still Night - for orchestra,
I am strongly committed to music’s unique capacity to communicate and distill emotions. I believe music that plays to a deep, non-simplistic, emotional response has an extraordinary capacity to engage the listener in a dialog of compassion, understanding and acceptance. It is my hope that my compositions can similarly touch the heart with emotionally evocative music that is nuanced, delicate, powerful and transporting.