Shell Point is pleased to announce the line-up for its sixth annual Summer Concert Series, which features three performances and a bonus concert, beginning in June and continuing through September. All concerts will be held in The Village Church Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Many Southwest Florida residents are searching for year-round activities during the slower summer months, and there aren’t as many entertainment options available as there are “in season.” Based on positive feedback from previous seasons, Shell Point’s Summer Concert Series is back with an engaging lineup of highly acclaimed, talented musicians.
Shell Point residents and the general public can enjoy diverse musical options at a great, affordable price. Buy your tickets early, and invite a friend or neighbor to join you!

Tickets on sale now!

  • The Stardust Memories Big Band

    Tuesday, June 14th | 7:30 p.m. | $21

    The Stardust Memories Big Band includes some of Southwest Florida’s finest musicians, and was created to carry forward the legacy of this true and original American art form at dance venues and concert stages through public and private performances. The group plays the original arrangements made famous by great bands and band leaders, including Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, and many more.

    The Stardust Memories Big Band is now in its second season. It is the vision of founder and band leader Craig Christman from Naples, Florida, who created the band to bring back this great music for the enjoyment of audiences near and far. The Stardust Memories Big Band plays with the same quality and energy of the original performances

  • Ethan Uslan, Ragtime Pianist

    Thursday, July 14th | 7:30 p.m. | $21

    Ethan Uslan is a ragtime, jazz, and silent film pianist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a three-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest, and has performed across the U.S., UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Belgium.

    Beginning classical studies at the age of nine in his hometown of South Orange, New Jersey, Ethan went on to study piano at Indiana University. He has appeared with symphony orchestras, large and small jazz bands, improv comedy groups, and even a clown show.

    He is ideally suited for the demands of silent film accompaniment, as the rollicking sounds of ragtime and 1920s jazz are a splendid match for the antics of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Harold Lloyd. A formidable improviser, Ethan shifts keys, styles, speeds, and harmonies to unite the sounds of the piano with the action on the silver screen.

  • Gulfshore Trio

    Thursday, September 15th | 7:30 p.m. | $21

    This ensemble is well-known throughout the area for presenting an appealing and diversified repertoire – from the chamber Masterworks of Mozart to music on the lighter side. Enjoy this evening with the Gulfshore Trio, comprised of: Accomplished violinist Reiko Niiya, celebrating her 32nd anniversary as concertmaster of the Southwest Florida Symphony, since moving to the area in 1982.

    Concert pianist William Dawson, soloist with the Boston Pops and various other orchestras. He is a native of Virginia and an alumnus of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied piano under world-renowned concert pianist Rudolf Serkin. William has concertized as a soloist throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

    Shea Kole is a phenomenal young cellist who currently plays with Opera Naples and the Gulf Coast Sinfonia. A native of Boise, Idaho, he attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts as an Emerson Scholar in 1998, and earned a bachelor’s degree at the prestigious Eastman School of Music.

  • Summer Concert Series Pass

    All Three Concerts | 7:30 p.m. | $52

    Enjoy this bundle, which includes (1) ticket to each of the following performances: The Stardust Memories Big Band on Tuesday, June 14; Ethan Uslan on Thursday, July 14; and Gulfshore Trio on Thursday, September 15.

    When purchased individually, single tickets to all three concerts would cost $63. This Summer Concert Series Pass is available for just $52* – a total savings of $11. The Summer Concert Series Pass may also be purchased by calling the box office at (239) 454-2067.

  • Special Bonus Concert -
    Southwest Florida Symphony Chamber Orchestra

    Thursday, August 25th | 7:30 p.m. | $26

    Join the Southwest Florida Symphony and Maestro Nir Kabaretti as they kick off their 56th season a few months early at this Summer Staycation Concert, featuring Mozart's Eine Klein Nachtmusik (A Little Serenade) and other light, popular, classic pieces for your enjoyment.

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