Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes ragtime pianist Peter Bergin March 25

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes ragtime pianist Peter Bergin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 as part of the Concerts & Conversations program of Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2020) – Shell Point Retirement Community concludes the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by ragtime pianist Peter Bergin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $30 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

The Michigan-based ragtime artist has entertained audiences for over two decades. Classically trained, Bergin’s mission is to celebrate life through music and stories. He especially loves sharing the rhythms and history of ragtime piano, which brings him immense joy and satisfaction. Bergin looks forward to bringing ragtime to audiences everywhere as a testament to America’s original popular music.

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes FGCU Wind Orchestra March 19

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Florida Gulf Coast University’s Wind Orchestra at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2020) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series announces the final concert in its Performing Arts program with a performance by the Florida Gulf Coast University Wind Orchestra at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 at The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $15 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

The FGCU Wind Orchestra is conducted by Timothy Yontz, director of bands and head of instrumental studies for the Bower School of Music & the Arts. Comprised of the finest wind and percussion students at Florida Gulf Coast University, the FGCU Wind Orchestra was formed in 2008 and has already performed world premieres and commissioned works.

The Wind Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2015 and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2018. With strong support of the outstanding studio faculty, every student in the ensemble is given the opportunity to learn from instructors who emphasize expressive musicianship and artistry.

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes The Queen’s Cartoonists March 5

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by The Queen’s Cartoonists at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5. 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2020) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series continues its Performing Arts program with a performance by The Queen’s Cartoonists at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $40 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

The Queen’s Cartoonists will play music from classic cartoons and contemporary animation. The performances are synchronized to video projections of the original films, and the band leads the audience through a world of virtuosic musicianship, multi-instrumental mayhem and comedy. Tying this diverse concert together are comedic anecdotes involving the cartoons and their composers.

During this performance, expect to hear a repertoire that will include the Golden Age of animation, cult cartoon classics, modern animation and elements of a musical circus.

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine & Performing Arts Series welcomes Penning & Langford Feb. 12

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes Penning & Langford on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. as part of the Concerts & Conversations program of Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2020) – Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Penning & Langford at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $30 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Soprano Diane Penning and tenor and pianist Paul Langford met nearly five years ago at a performance arranged by a mutual pair of musician friends. Both accomplished and seasoned artists individually, the two forged a duo with a repertoire that includes music from the Great American songbook, encompassing Broadway and standards as well as well-known songs that soared to the top of the charts.

During this performance, Penning and Langford will take the audience on a musical journey with a remarkable variety of great music from shows like “West Side Story,” “King and I,” “Sound of Music” and “Camelot,” as well as standards by Gershwin and Cole Porter, and songs like Perry Como’s smash hit “It’s Impossible” and the ever-popular “You Raise Me Up.”

As part of Shell Point’s Concerts & Conversations program, guests can enjoy fellowship and a dessert reception with the performers following the concert.

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series presents ‘Stradi-Various’ Jan. 23

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2020) – Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Southwest Florida Symphony installation of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance of “Stradi-Various” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $25 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Maestro Nir Kabaretti will conduct the Southwest Florida Symphony’s Stradi-Various, along with violinist and guest artist Gilles Apap. The performance will feature a repertoire that extends far beyond classical horizons with country, bluegrass, Irish folk tunes, Gypsy-Roma melodies and much more.

In addition to Gilles Apap, this concert will proudly feature the 2018 Jillian Prescott Scholarship Competition winner, violinist Caroline Sikuta, in Bach’s “Concerto for Two Violins.”

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes ‘Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute’ Jan. 16

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by “Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16. 

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes ‘Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute’ Jan. 16

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Performing Arts program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by “Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute,” taking place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $40 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Featuring Wyatt Funderburk, Mike Williamson, Paul Runyon, Matt Thompson and Jason Brewer, “Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute,” will focus on songs by famed American band, The Beach Boys. The group’s members have performed with musicians from Brian Wilson’s band, The Zombies, Earth Wind & Fire, Cheap Trick and Mark Lindsay. They have also produced records for Micky Dolenz.

In 2018, “Sail On” performed over 70 concerts across the country, including three nights filling in for Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys while accompanied by the famous Nashville Symphony.

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 for its 2,500 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine & Performing Arts Series welcomes Peter and Will Anderson Jan. 2

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes jazz performers Peter and Will Anderson on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. as part of the Concerts & Conversations program of Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a jazz performance by Peter and Will Anderson at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $30 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Acclaimed as “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” by the New York Times, identical twins Peter and Will Anderson are recognized as extraordinary jazz woodwind players. The Anderson brothers have performed in major venues in more than 40 states, in addition to playing throughout Brazil, Japan and the United Kingdom.

As part of Shell Point’s Concerts & Conversations program, guests can enjoy fellowship and a dessert reception with the performers following the concert.

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series presents “Christmas in Paradise” Dec. 13

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance of “Christmas in Paradise” by the Southwest Florida Symphony and guest artist Tony DeSare at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2019)Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off the Southwest Florida Symphony installation of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance of “Christmas in Paradise” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $25 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Maestro Nir Kabaretti will conduct the Southwest Florida Symphony’s sparkling Holiday Pops: Christmas in Paradise program with a sophisticated twist. The performance will also include the return of featured guest artist Tony DeSare, a post-modern crooner and dazzling pianist who will give Rat Pack flair to all the traditional holiday favorites.

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine & Performing Arts Series presents Chamber Music with a Twist Nov. 12

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes Chamber Music with a Twist on Tuesday, Nov. 12, as part of the Concerts & Conversations program of Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Chamber Music with a Twist, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $30 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Chamber Music with a Twist is a premier chamber group comprised of world-famous musicians Francisca Mendoza on the violin, Elaine Rinaldi on the piano and Anne Tormela, an international opera and Broadway singer. The trio performs user-friendly classical chamber pieces, artistically woven in with beloved popular tunes and Broadway gems.

During this performance, the talented trio will include music from classical chamber musical pieces, art songs and popular music. As part of Shell Point’s Concerts & Conversations program, guests can enjoy fellowship and a dessert reception with the performers following the concert.

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine & Performing Arts Series presents Duo Beaux Arts Dec. 3

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes Duo Beaux Arts on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. as part of the Concerts & Conversations program of Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 6, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Duo Beaux Arts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $30 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Formed in 2008, Duo Beaux Arts is made up of talented duo and internationally renowned husband-and-wife concert pianists Dr. Catherine Lan and Steinway Artist Tao Lin. The duo is well-known for their four-handed and solo pieces, specializing in music from the Baroque era to the contemporary, mixing semi-classical and fun pop tunes, as well as playing tango and ragtime.

Recent performances include concerts in France, Switzerland, Spain, Estonia, Netherland, Finland, Asia and the United States. Duo Beaux Arts are also the founders of the Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series in Naples, which invites pre-eminent chamber groups in the world to perform in a wonderfully intimate setting.

As part of Shell Point’s Concerts & Conversations program, guests can enjoy fellowship and a dessert reception with the performers following the concert.