The Music Of An Extreme Open Water Swimmer

The Music Of An Extreme Open Water Swimmer

Rachel Golub, an extreme open water swimmer with the Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers and a world record holder for the two-way crossing of the Beagle Channel between Argentina to Chile together with Patricia Sener and Cristian Vergara, is a talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer.

She not only is the Concertmaster for Fiddler on the Roof and released her first solo violin album, ‘Songs from my Soul’, she also will perform a recital to complement the record at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema on April 4th.

I’ll be joined by my fabulous colleagues, pianist Steve Beck and cellist Yoed Nir, for a program of Jewish pieces of the early 20th century, as well as short pieces by Ravel, Stravinsky, Ljova (Lev Zhurbin), and a piano trio by the ultimate Jewish composer – Mendelssohn. The Cinema is owned by Kenn Lowy, a long-time marathon swimmer and a musician himself.

The water is in the high 40s here; the wind has made for some gorgeous swimming. I haven’t had much time to hit the beach, but when I have, I’ve been able to swim some nice early-spring miles in heavy chop with the sun on my back. Nothing better!”

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