Shell Point has announced its fifth annual Summer Concert Series, which features four performances plus a bonus concert. The series offers diverse, affordable entertainment during summertime in Southwest Florida. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in The Village Church on The Island, at 15100 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers.
Kicking off on Saturday, June 13 with Crossroads Quartet, the Shell Point Summer Concert Series also welcomes River City Brass Ensemble on Friday, July 10; Woodworks on Tuesday, Aug. 25; and Dick Hyman for a program entitled "Big Bands & Combos," on Thursday, Sept. 10. A bonus concert will take place on Thursday, Aug. 13, and features the Southwest Florida Chamber Symphony.
Individual tickets cost $20, or advance series tickets are available for all four Summer Concert Series performances for just $60 – a savings of $20. Purchase tickets online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by calling (239) 454-2067.
"Many residents of Southwest Florida live here year round and are searching for activities during the slower summer months," said Dawn Boren, director of Resident Life. "Based on positive feedback from previous seasons, Shell Point’s Summer Concert Series is back with an engaging lineup of highly acclaimed, talented musicians."
Summer Performance Summary Crossroads Quartet is a world-champion, a cappella quartet made up of four versatile, award-winning vocalists. Though steeped in traditional barbershop harmony, Crossroads Quartet sings a variety of musical styles, including vocal jazz, blues, gospel, pop classics, and standards from the Great American Songbook. The group will perform at Shell Point on Saturday, June 13.
Don’t miss a special patriotic program on Friday, July 10, as River City Brass presents a new eight-piece ensemble with a unique repertoire, virtuoso musicians, and accessible performers. River City Brass is joined by Dr. James Gourlay, a world-renowned tuba artist from Scotland.
Tap your toes to Woodworks, a musical group founded by professional percussionist Thomas Suta, on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Woodworks incorporates Suta’s percussion skills, along with four marimba instrumentalists and a vocalist to offer a well-rounded musical program. Enjoy traditional Mexican music, Sousa marches, and even a Joplin rag, as well as popular and classical favorites.
Dick Hyman has a long-standing career as a pianist, organist, arranger, music director, and composer, and has researched and recorded piano music of greats like Joplin, Gershwin, Jelly Roll Morton, and Duke Ellington. Hyman brings his distinctive style to Shell Point on Thursday, Sept. 10, with a performance that features documentaries and film clips of famous Big Band recordings, followed by his own solo version.
On Thursday, Aug. 13, Southwest Florida Chamber Symphony presents the works of two composers who found inspiration in the earth’s life cycle in their respective parts of the world: Baroque-era Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and 20th century Argentina tango composer Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care in an active, resort-style environment for its 2,400 residents. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free boat dockage, and other recreational facilities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.
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