Shell Point’s 2017-2018 Concert Series welcomes Southwest Florida Symphony’s “From Baroque to Jazz” Nov. 16

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 27, 2017) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2017-2018 Concert Series welcomes Southwest Florida Symphony to the stage for a “From Baroque to Jazz” concert performance, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Village Church on The Island at Shell Point. The concert will showcase a trio of compositions performed by Southwest Florida Symphony’s world-class musicians, including “Pictures at an Exhibition,” “Capriol Suite” and “Appalachian Spring Suite.” The event is open to the public, with tickets available for purchase online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Fused with jazz influences in a distinctive arrangement, the Southwest Florida Symphony performance of “Pictures at an Exhibition” is fresh, innovative and unique. Yaron Gottfried’s remake brings a new, revolutionary and contemporary interpretation based on the timeless masterpiece by Modest Mussorgsky.

Also on the program is Peter Warlock’s “Capriol Suite” for strings, based on tunes from Arbeaus Orchesographie, a study of late 16th century French social dance. The unique baroque rhythms, clear melodies and the short, repeated musical forms are well-suited for jazz development and improvisation.

Southwest Florida Symphony’s rendition of Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring Suite” will conclude the performance, featuring familiar folk melodies crafted with Copland’s traditional Americana influence that are designed to inspire and satisfy.

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, six public restaurants, a championship 18-hole golf course, and many other recreational and educational activities. Learn more at www.shellpoint.org or 1-800-780-1131.

Shell Point’s 2017-2018 Concert Series Welcomes world-renowned pianist Thomas Pandolfi Nov. 9

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 20, 2017) – Shell Point Retirement Community is kicking off the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2017-2018 Concert Series with a performance by pianist Thomas Pandolfi at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point. As part of the Concerts & Conversations program, guests can enjoy fellowship and a dessert reception with Pandolfi following the concert. The event is open to the public, with tickets available for purchase online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

An American pianist, Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso enjoyed by audiences worldwide. Known for his passionate artistry and technique, his orchestral appearances often feature beloved masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt.

Pandolfi’s musical career includes past performances with European orchestras, such as the George Enescu Philharmonic and the Cluj Philharmonic of the Republic of Moldova. He has also performed with American symphony orchestras throughout the country. Pandolfi is a graduate of The Juilliard School in New York, where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees as a scholarship student.

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, six public restaurants, a championship 18-hole golf course, and many other recreational and educational activities. Learn more at www.shellpoint.org or 1-800-780-1131.

Shell Point presents 12th annual Holiday Artist and Artisan Bazaar Nov. 3-4

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 15, 2017) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites the community to join its 12th annual Holiday Artist and Artisan Bazaar, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point.

Hosted by residents from the Shell Point Crafters Group, the annual event will feature one-of-a-kind items created or enhanced by more than 50 talented Shell Point residents. The Holiday Artist and Artisan Bazaar provides guests with an array of unique, hand-designed items and novelty gifts in time for the holiday season, including specialty Christmas décor, Christmas novelties, handbags, jewelry, intricate wood sculptures, three-dimensional paper crafts, homemade tasty goodies, children’s clothing, holiday cards and more.

Admission to the Holiday Artist and Artisan Bazaar is free and open to the public, although crafts may be purchased by cash or check only. After shopping, guests can enjoy a meal at one of Shell Point’s on-site public restaurants located on The Island at Shell Point. For more information on the upcoming event, call 239-489-8472 or visit www.ShellPoint.org.

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, six public restaurants, a championship 18-hole golf course, and many other recreational and educational activities. Learn more at www.shellpoint.org or 1-800-780-1131.