Shell Point Retirement Community will once again host the Southwest Florida Symphony for three concerts during the 2013 – 2014 season.
The Holiday Pops Concert, featuring the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida, will perform Monday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in The Village Church Auditorium. Composer, arranger, and conductor Jim Stephenson will bring his fresh take on the joyous music of the season with this spirited symphonic performance of holiday favorites.
The Miracle of Mozart on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. with Conductor Leif Bjaland tells the story of how the divinely gifted Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart came to write one of the most revolutionary works of his time. Towards the end of his short but brilliant life, Mozart was broke, ignored by his formerly adoring public, and mourning the death of his daughter. It is said that Mozart’s final symphony sums up an era, but more than that, it is a glimpse into the intimate life of this child-like genius. No. 41 in C Major, known as the Jupiter Symphony, holds the key that unlocks the miracle of Mozart.
During the Mendelssohn Marathon on Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. Conductor Leif Bjaland will explore many of his most brilliant creations with two of his Scottish-inspired works; the symphonic poem Fingal’s Cave and the evergreen Scotch Symphony. Mysterious water sprites and ancient curses abound in the The Fair Melusina Overture, and twilight becomes magical with his most famous of works in the Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The Holiday Pops performance is a stand-alone concert with tickets available for $25. The Mozart and Mendelssohn concerts can be purchased as a package for $32 or individually for $20. To purchase tickets or receive additional information about the concert series, please visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067.
“It is such a pleasure to partner with the Southwest Florida Symphony by hosting several of their performances at Shell Point,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. “Shell Point residents thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to attend these concerts so close to home, and we enjoy sharing them with the public as well.”
Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course that is open to the public, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.