FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 19 , 2013)

Shell Point Retirement Community announces the Carpe Diem String Quartet as the final performance in its 10th Annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series. This concert will take place on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in The Village Church auditorium located on The Island at Shell Point.

Carpe Diem has earned critical acclaim with their innovative programming, electrifying performances, and a passion for audience engagement. Defying easy classification, the quartet continues to break boundaries and push the limits of the classical string quartet. Carpe Diem writes, arranges, and performs music of all styles, and works with artists of many different genres. Their musical passion has led them down the paths of gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music, yet the quartet is equally at home with the traditional string quartet repertoire.

Carpe Diem is committed to changing the concert experience of chamber music. Using innovative programming, thematic concerts, popular music, cameras, and video to assist in the visual presentation, as well as speaking from the stage to better engage the audience, Carpe Diem is bringing new audiences into the concert hall and revitalizing the chamber music experience.

“Carpe Diem String Quartet is an exciting ensemble that has captured the imagination of audiences, as well as the respect of critics, and is one of the most versatile quartets of their generation,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. “We are so excited to offer this amazing performance as the closing concert for the 10th anniversary year of the Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series.”

Tickets for this concert are $35 each, and are currently on sale. To purchase tickets, or receive more information, please visit or call (239) 454-2067.

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, salons, restaurants, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131.

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