Tickets are now available for Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2016 Summer Concert Series, which features three 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, 15100 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers, and the doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Kicking off on Tuesday, June 14, with The Stardust Memories Big Band, the Shell Point Summer Concert Series also welcomes Ethan Uslan, Ragtime Pianist, on Thursday, July 14; and Gulfshore Trio on Thursday, Sept. 15. A bonus concert will take place on Thursday, Aug. 25, and features the Southwest Florida Chamber Symphony Orchestra.
Don’t miss out on series savings with the 2016 Summer Concert Series Pass, which is available for just $50 – a savings of $10. The bonus concert is not included in the pass; bonus concert tickets cost $25 each. The series pass, as well as individual tickets for all concerts, are available through the box office at (239) 454-2067, or at www.shellpoint.org/concerts.
“The Shell Point Summer Concert Series is back with an engaging lineup of highly acclaimed, talented musicians,” said Laura Slack, director of Resident Life. “This season focuses on the classics, highlighting traditions that include big band, jazz, and classical musical numbers.”
Summer Concert Series Performance Summary
The Stardust Memories Big Band 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 energetic group, founded by Craig Christman of Naples, Florida, plays the original arrangements made famous by great bands and band leaders, including Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and many more. The group will perform at Shell Point on Tuesday, June 14.
Don’t miss Ethan Uslan, Ragtime Pianist, on Thursday, July 14, at Shell Point. This three-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest has performed internationally, and is ideally suited for the demands of silent film accompaniment. The rollicking sounds of his 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.
On Thursday, Sept. 15, Shell Point welcomes Gulfshore Trio for an evening performance of classical favorites. The ensemble is well-known for an appealing and diversified repertoire – from the chamber Masterworks of Mozart to music on the lighter side. Gulfshore Trio is comprised of accomplished violinist Reiko Niiya; concert pianist William Dawson, soloist with the Boston Pops and various other orchestras; and phenomenal young cellist Shea Kole.
Join the Southwest Florida Chamber Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Nir Kabaretti on Thursday, Aug. 25, as they kick off their 56th season a few months early. This “Summer Staycation” concert will feature Mozart's Eine Klein Nachtmusik (A Little Serenade) and other light, popular, classical pieces.
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 for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.
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