Wednesday Morning Concert

The 75th Anniversary of the completion of the Rosen House: A Celebration!

Wed, May 14, 2014, 11:00am


Celebrate the momentous anniversary of the completion of the Rosen House with a performance featuring the Rosens’ own instruments of choice, the theremin and piano! Rob Schwimmer will be playing both instruments. The program will be announced from the stage. Following the concert, tour the magnificent Rosen House filled with the Rosens’ treasures. Be sure to take a self-guided tour of the very same magnificent gardens the Rosens fell in love with when they chose Caramoor as their country home.

Schwimmer_Rob_HI_100225Rob Schwimmer is a composer-pianist/keyboardist, thereminist and Continuum player who has performed and recorded throughout the world.

Rob is one of the top theremin virtuosos in the world and was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning, the popular PBS series “History Detectives” as well as in The NY Times and Wall St Journal. He is a founding member and co-director of The NY Theremin Society. His appearances as theremin soloist include The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, w. Bobby McFerrin at Carnegie Hall and Simon & Garfunkel’s world tours where he also played keyboards. He has also added the incredible new instrument the Haken Continuum to his musical arsenal.

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 CD “Beyond The Sky” was hailed as “Extraordinary” in Gramophone and as “Shaping up to be the finest solo piano CD of the year” in The NYC Jazz Record. He composed the score for Cynthia Wade’s 2008 Academy Award winner “Freeheld” in the Documentary Short category as well as David Frankel’s Oscar winner “Dear Diary” for Dreamworks (their first Oscar) in the Live Action Short in 1997. Rob’s compositions have been featured in theater, television series and movies, silent films, documentaries and feature films.

Rob has worked with Wayne Shorter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Chaka Khan, Laurie Anderson, Bette Midler, Queen Latifah, Arif Mardin, Adam Guettel, Mary Cleere Haran, T-Bone Walker, Sam Rivers, Marc Shaiman, The Klezmatics, Christian Marclay, Matthew Barney, David Krakauer, Ang Lee, Maria Schneider, Michel Gondry, Trey Anastasio, Bernie Worrell, Nels Cline, Annette Peacock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marshall Brickman, Karen Black, Larry Campbell, Josh Groban, Mabou Mines, Geoffrey Holder, John Cale, Steve Buscemi, Theo Bleckmann, John Stubblefield, Burt Bacharach, The Roches,  Edie Brickell, Teo Macero, Hal Willner, Vernon Reid, The Everly Brothers, Ethel, James Emery, Bela Fleck, Lenny Kaye, Kurt Vonnegut, Anjani Thomas, Odetta, Drepung Loseling Tibetan Monks, Sussan Deyhim, Bernie Worrell, producer John Simon, Joseph Jarman, Alwin Nikolai/ Murray Louis Dance Company, Marc Ribot, Frank London, C&C Music Factory and Sammy Davis Jr. among others.