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Rob Schwimmer

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721 Streamside Dr

721 Streamside Drive

Arden, NC 28704

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June 5th at 7:30pm, doors at 6:30.
SUGGESTED DONATION $20 AT DOOR
Refreshments will be served (with beer and wine) for donations to a local charity.

Rob Schwimmer is a composer-pianist/keyboardist, thereminist, vocalist and Continuum player who has performed and recorded throughout the world. The New York Times praises Rob for his "Virtuosity, magic, and humor." He has worked with Simon and Garfunkel,Wayne Shorter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Esperanza Spalding, Gotye, The Boston Pops, Chaka Khan, Laurie Anderson, Bette Midler, Queen Latifah, Mark Morris Dance Group, Paul Bley, T-Bone Walker, David Krakauer, Ang Lee, Trey Anastasio, The Klezmatics, Bernie Worrell, Gotye's Ondioline Orchestra, Annette Peacock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Groban, John Cale, Theo Bleckmann, John Stubblefield, Burt Bacharach, The Roches, Edie Brickell, The Everly Brothers, Bela Fleck, Sussan Deyhim, and Sammy Davis Jr. among others.

Working as a solo artist and as a founding member of the highly acclaimed Polygraph Lounge duo with multi-instrumentalist Mark Stewart (Bang On A Can Allstars/Paul Simon) Rob's solo piano playing on his CD "Beyond The Sky" has been widely lauded in both classical and jazz publications: Hailed as "Extraordinary" in Gramophone and "Shaping up to be the finest solo piano CD of the year" in The NYC Jazz Record while The New York Times praised his "…machine-gun speed and clarity." Schwimmer has also recently performed his own version of Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue with orchestra. Rob was commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum last season to write new music for the 50th anniversary showing of the movie “A Charlie Brown Christmas” which he performed live with trio. For this year’s Metropolitan Museum commission Rob will be doing the same with “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” for jazz quartet. Schwimmer is also one of the few pianists chosen for silent movie accompaniment at The Museum of Modern Art. Rob's other commissions include Carnegie Hall and a new work for The Metropolitan Museum. With Mark Stewart, Polygraph Lounge has received 2 commissions from Carnegie Hall for full length concerts.

Among other works, Rob will play selections from his new album “Heart of Hearing”. Check it out here: https://robschwimmer.bandcamp.com/album/heart-of-hearing-2

DIRECTIONS

From I-26 take EXIT 37, LONG SHOALS Rd.

Drive WEST (away from Biltmore Park).

LEFT at the 2nd traffic light @ BREVARD RD. 300 yards.

RIGHT on AVERY'S CREEK RD. There is a cute little white church with a red door on the right at the intersection.

3.5 miles until the road ends at a gate labeled AVERY PARK.

APPLE MAPS and possibly other GPS systems will tell you to turn at Mt. Laurel Rd. DO NOT TURN THERE.

Continue on Avery’s Creek Rd until it ends at the Avery Park gate.

At the call box, if the gate is not open scroll to SPARKS with the A-Z buttons and press CALL. We will buzz you in.

1/2 Mile to the STOP sign.

LEFT on STREAMSIDE DR Go past the first driveway on the right and take the next right, which is a GRAVEL road.

Sally and Lora


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