Shell Point’s 2017-2018 Concert Series welcomes Southwest Florida Symphony’s “For the Love of Beethoven” Jan. 11

FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 28, 2017) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2017-2018 Concert Series welcomes Southwest Florida Symphony to the stage for a “For the Love of Beethoven” concert performance, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11 at the Village Church on The Island at Shell Point. 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.

Maestro Nir Kabaretti leads the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra in a performance that focuses exclusively on Beethoven’s compositions. The program represents both a youthful and almost naïve Beethoven and his later turbulent struggles with ill health, with the “Overture to Coriolan, Symphony No. 1” and the “Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb, Op. 73.”

During the performance, the audience will enjoy clear musical references to Beethoven’s predecessors in “Symphony No. 1,” particularly his teachers Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “Piano Concerto No. 5” is popularly known as the “Emperor Concerto,” and was Beethoven’s last piano concerto.

The Symphony will be joined by Peruvian-born pianist Priscilla Navarro for this performance. At Florida Gulf Coast University, she received the Steinway Piano Society, Gomez, and Williams scholarships. Since then, Priscilla has performed across the United States, South America, Italy and Poland.

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 Cellist Evan Drachman Jan. 25

FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 27, 2017) – Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2017-2018 Concert Series with a performance by cellist Evan Drachman at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25 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 Drachman 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.

Drachman possesses in abundance two qualities for which his grandfather, cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, was revered: the ability to make the cello imitate the human singing voice and, even more importantly, the ability to tell a story.

Born in Boston, Drachman studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. Since graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music in 1998, Drachman has appeared regularly as a soloist with orchestras, as well as giving recitals and chamber music performances across the United States. Internationally, he has performed in India, Great Britain, Sweden, Italy and Canada, also touring the Far East as a soloist with the Chinese-American Symphony during recitals in Hong Kong and Macau.

For this performance, Drachman will be accompanied by Victor Santiago Asuncion on the piano. Victor serves on the chamber music faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

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 presents Glenn Miller Orchestra Jan. 18

FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 26, 2017) – Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Performing Arts program of its 2017-2018 Concert Series with a concert by the Glenn Miller Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Village Church on The Island at Shell Point. 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.

Known for its unique jazz sound and popular for both concert and swing dance engagements, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered one of the great bands of its time. As a young musician in the late 1920s, Glenn Miller toured with several orchestras, and played and recorded with the likes of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Eddie Condon and Coleman Hawkins, before forming the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

The present-day Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently ever since. The 19 current members of the Glenn Miller Orchestra hail from all parts of the country, and in 2012, vocalist Nick Hilscher took the helm as band director. The orchestra performs an average of 300 shows a year and has toured all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America and Japan.

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.