In this critically acclaimed solo concert, composer, pianist, and thereminist Rob Schwimmer offers breathtaking originals — wordless songs, miniature suites and tone poems — and 'hallucinations' on popular standards like "Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime," "Never Never Land," and "Stormy Weather."

Writes Chip Stern, Editor at Playbill: "Beyond the Sky is piano music at the highest level of creativity and joy... Wry and ruminative, romantic and avant garde, minimalist yet expansive."

A veteran player who has worked with beloved artists like Stevie Wonder, Simon and Garfunkel, Wayne Shorter, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, Schwimmer leads us on an organic and musically rich journey from the pensive to the thrilling, with many musical ports of call in between.


"Virtuosity, magic and humor."

The New York Times



"Extraordinary... lyrical, harmonically ravishing... entertaining and virtuoso... Schwimmer doesn't hide his thousand and one influences, yet he's never a slave to them, by virtue of his innate musicality and fertile, inventive mind."

Gramophone


"I was bowled over by Rob’s musical prowess. People use the word “humbled” a bit too often for my taste, but that is what I felt: humbled. Rob is a master of the 88s — and a fine composer... a breathtaking musician."

Steven Blier, New York Festival of Song


Audio: Rob Schwimmer "My Funny Valentine" Live on NPR Song Travels with Michael Feinstein


Audio: Rob Schwimmer "Träume" on NPR Song Travels with Michael Feinstein



"Exquisitely beautiful music, worthy of deep listening."

Keyboard Magazine



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