Sunshine and Summertime
Shell Point 2017 Summer Concert Series

Shell Point is pleased to announce the lineup for its seventh annual Summer Concert Series, featuring six performances, beginning in May and continuing through September. Locations and times vary by concert; see individual descriptions for more information.

As summer approaches and many venture north to beat the heat, this series offers great options for musical entertainment.

Thanks to many recommendations, Shell Point is “going local” with some talented performers from right here in sunny Southwest Florida — along with nationally known artists. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy diverse concerts while supporting local groups. Purchase tickets early, and invite a friend to join you!

Gulfshore Children’s Ballet

Watch with wonder as Shakespeare’s classic tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, comes to life on the Shell Point stage through dance. Gulfshore Ballet, Southwest Florida’s premier not-for-profit school of classical ballet, was organized in 2000 to raise an awareness and appreciation of classical ballet in Lee County. Hundreds of accomplished dancers from the Southwest Florida community have trained with Gulfshore Ballet, continuing on to prestigious schools and ballet companies all over the United States.

Friday, May 127:30 p.m.$26*The Village Church

   
*Includes $1 online service charge.
The Sanibel Trio

Formed in 2016 by residents of Sanibel Island, The Sanibel Trio is comprised of Renata Arado (violin), Espen Lilleslatten (viola/violin), and Erik Entwistle (piano). The Sanibel Trio’s unusual combination of violin, viola, and piano allows audiences to experience both familiar and lesser-known musical masterpieces, as well as works that have been composed or arranged especially for the group. During this performance, enjoy Mozart's Kegelstatt Trio, Bach’s Jesu Bleibet Meine Freude and Erik Entwistle’s own Sanibel Suite. This Concerts and Conversations-style performance puts audiences front and center with the trio in an intimate, chamber setting, followed by refreshments.

Monday, May 227:00 p.m.$21*The Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands

   
*Includes $1 online service charge.
Pianist Richard Dowling Presents Great Scott!

Acclaimed pianist Richard Dowling will perform the complete piano works of Scott Joplin, the famed African-American composer of classic ragtime. This native Texan is the first pianist in history to perform the complete cycle of Scott Joplin’s 53 piano works in public. Dowling’s Great Scott! solo piano recital features all six Scott Joplin piano works used in the 1974 Academy-Award-winning movie The Sting, plus many other well-known and rarely-heard works of Joplin. The program will also feature an audience selection, randomly selected from the remaining complete Joplin piano repertoire. Dowling will conclude with a magnificent piano transcription of A Real Slow Drag, the final number from Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisha.

Friday, Jun 167:30 p.m.$26*The Village Church

   
*Includes $1 online service charge.
Miami Music Festival Performance

Every summer, the Miami Music Festival assembles some of the most talented young singers from the top American conservatories and music schools for eight immersive weeks of training and performance. This summer, East Coast meets West Coast when a group of exceptional Miami Music Festival vocalists brings a collection of exhilarating opera arias and poignant American art songs to Shell Point. Enjoy this evening of exquisite music with the next generation of singing stars!

Tuesday, Jul 187:30 p.m.$26*The Village Church

   
*Includes $1 online service charge.
Amernet String Quartet

The Amernet String Quartet has garnered recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets and serves as ensemble-in-residence at Florida International University in Miami. The quartet is comprised of cellist Jason Calloway, along with violinists Misha Vitenson, Franz Felkl, and Michael Klotz. Praised for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the group’s sound has been described as complex with an old world flavor and superb technical ability. Don’t miss this Shell Point performance, held in a chamber-style setting that lets audience members mix and mingle with performers following the concert.

Tuesday, Aug 297:00 p.m.$21*Grand Cypress Room in The Woodlands

   
*Includes $1 online service charge.
Wild Coffee Duo

Formed in 2015 by pianist Abbey Allison and cellist Susie Kelly, this classically trained chamber music duo will present an engaging repertoire that draws on a variety of musical styles. The versatile Wild Coffee Duo is dedicated to presenting chamber music to audiences in Southwest Florida. Pianist Abbey Allison is a professional accompanist and collaborator, who holds a double degree in piano performance and string education from Ithaca College. She has worked with both student and professional musicians, ranging from national competition winners and contemporary music specialists to performers on live public radio. Cellist Susie Kelly is a member of the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and Southwest Florida Symphony, where she served as principal cellist for seven years. A Lois Rogers scholar at the Eastman School of Music, Kelly received a master’s and bachelor’s degree with distinction in cello performance, as well as a master’s in chamber music from the University of South Florida

Thursday, Sep 077:00 p.m.$21*The Grand Cypress Room in The Woodlands

   
*Includes $1 online service charge.

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