Shell Point 2019 Summer Concert Series welcomes Gulfshore Tenors June 12

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2019 Summer Concert Series with a performance from the Gulfshore Tenors at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point. 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 21, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2019 Summer Concert Series will welcome a performance by the Gulfshore Tenors at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. The event is open to the public, with tickets available for $20 online at www.shellpoint.org/summer or by phone at 239-454-2067.

The Gulfshore Tenors will perform, for their fifth year in Southwest Florida, a diverse repertoire of musical selections including standard love songs of the 20th century like “Unchained Melody,” “Nella Fantasia” and “Sway” – all songs made famous by singers such as Il Divo, Andy Williams and Elvis Presley. 

To learn more about the upcoming performance by the Gulfshore Tenors, visit www.shellpoint.org/summer or call 239-454-2067. Tickets purchased online or by phone will be held for pick-up at will call on the night of the performance.

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 2,400 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 2019 Summer Concert Series welcomes pianist Noah Waddell May 29

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 1, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community begins its 2019 Concert Series with a performance by pianist Noah Waddell at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. The event is open to the public, with tickets available for $20 online at www.shellpoint.org/summer or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Waddell, a young performer who gained national attention at just 14 years old, will perform an eclectic program including selections from classical composers. Waddell has won numerous piano competitions including his first international piano competition in 2014 that was held in Fort Collins, Colorado. 

To learn more about the upcoming performance by Waddell, visit www.shellpoint.org/summer or call 239-454-2067. Tickets purchased online or by phone will be held for pick-up at will call on the night of the performance.

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 2,400 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.

Shell Point announces 2019 Summer Concert Series

Shell Point announces 2019 Summer Concert Series

Summer lineup to feature monthly performances May through August

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 12, 2019) – Tickets are now available for Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2019 Summer Concert Series, which features four performances that begin in May and continue through August. Events are open to the public, with tickets available online at www.shellpoint.org/summer or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Offering diverse, affordable options for musical entertainment during the summer, Shell Point’s 2019 Summer Concert Series includes performances by:

  • Pianist Noah Waddell – Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m.
  • Gulfshore Tenors – Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Aibou Duo – Wednesday, July 10 at 7 p.m.
  • Pianist Pietro Iannotti – Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.

“The Shell Point Summer Concert Series is back for its ninth season with an engaging lineup of highly acclaimed musicians,” said Laura Slack, director of resident life at Shell Point Retirement Community. “This season brings a stunning variety of entertaining chamber music that the audience is sure to enjoy.”

On Wednesday, May 29, pianist Noah Waddell, a young performer who gained national attention at just 14 years old, will perform an eclectic program including selections from classical composers. Waddell has won numerous piano competitions including his first international piano competition in 2014 that was held in Fort Collins, Colorado. 

The Gulfshore Tenors will perform a diverse repertoire of musical selections including standard love songs of the 20th century like “Unchained Melody,” “Nella Fantasia” and “Sway” on Wednesday, June 12.

Aibou Duo, a musical twosome comprised of pianist Yoko Sata Kathari and violinist Ruby Berland, will perform classical hits on Wednesday, July 10. Listeners will be provided background information on each composition and will have an opportunity to speak with the musicians following the concert.

The final performance in the 2019 Summer Concert Series will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 28 with a musical act from Italian pianist Pietro Iannotti. The Salerno native has been performing worldwide in recitals and with orchestras, gaining acclaim from both audience and critics. He has participated and won numerous national and international competitions.

The cost for each concert is $20, and all performances will be held in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane, Fort Myers. To purchase tickets, please visit www.shellpoint.org/summer or call the box office at 239-454-2067. Tickets will be held for pick-up at will call on the night of the performance.

Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes Siberian Virtuosi April 4

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Siberian Virtuosi at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. 

Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes Siberian Virtuosi April 4

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 19, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Siberian Virtuosi at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 at The Village Church 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.

Eleven violinists and a pianist comprise the award-winning Siberian Virtuosi, the State Ensemble of the Republic of Sakha. Acclaimed for their energy, unique arrangements and virtuosity, the ensemble has gained an increasing popularity in Russia and around the world since it was founded in 1994, winning numerous international awards in Russia, France, Italy and Hungary.

Siberian Virtuosi’s eclectic repertoire combines Bach, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi with de Sarasate, Shor, Sibelius and many more. During this Shell Point concert event, guests will hear the Siberian Virtuosi’s masterful execution of well-known classical pieces and will enjoy music by special guests and featured clarinetist, Julian Milkis.

Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series presents Chrysalis Chamber Players April 16

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 25, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series concludes its Concerts & Conversations program with a performance by Chrysalis Chamber Players at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 in 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 Chrysalis Chamber Players is a nonprofit chamber music ensemble offering a kaleidoscope of high-caliber chamber music. Its members and founders are from South Florida, featuring trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden, flutist Meghan Brachle and pianist Catherine Lan. The group collaborates with a variety of other musicians in innovative programs in Florida and across the country, performing a range of works by classical and contemporary composers at venues including the Marlboro Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, Verbier and Lucerne Festivals in Switzerland, and with the Louisville, Naples, New World and Richmond symphonies, among others.

Bowden is principal trumpet of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Artosphere Festival Orchestra. Brachle has performed with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, New World Symphony, Boca Sinfonia, Symphony of the Americas and the Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra. Lan conducts master classes in the United States, Singapore and Thailand, and serves on the faculty of Broward College and Palm Beach Atlantic University. A co-founder and artistic director of Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series in Naples, Lan also performs with Steinway Artist Tao Lin as Duo Beaux Arts.

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 hosts Dr. Malissa Wood March 26 to address medical breakthroughs in health care

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 13, 2019) – Shell Point hosts the final session of its fourth annual 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries Series with a presentation by Dr. Malissa Wood of Massachusetts General Hospital at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 at the Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point. This educational health care presentation, entitled “Make This the Healthiest Year of Your Life Yet!”is free and open to the public. To learn more or to register, call 239-433-7936.

During this final presentation, Wood will discuss the benefits of exercise toward reducing effects of aging and improving heart health and overall well-being. She will also review helpful steps for adopting a healthy lifestyle, stress management and resiliency tips.

Wood is a full-time clinician, researcher and author with more than 20 years of experience, and currently serves on the leadership council of the American College of Cardiology Women in Cardiology Committee and is the governor-elect for the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

This presentation is part of Shell Point’s 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series, an annual community health care speaker program that serves as a resource for residents in the greater Fort Myers area. All Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries events are free to the public, and will be held in the Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. To learn more, visit www.legacyshellpoint.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 for its 2,400 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 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series presents “Back-to-Back Bach” March 21

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 11, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community concludes the Southwest Florida Symphony installation of its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance of “Back-to-Back Bach” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 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.

Pianist and arranger Matt Herskowitz opens a new window for experiencing the infamous works of Bach with a concert performance that reinterprets the composer’s music from a contemporary perspective, exploring its rich harmonies, fluid counterpoint and rhythmic groove in a multitude of musical styles.

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Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes Boilermaker Jazz Band’s “Benny Goodman” March 14

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Boilermaker Jazz Band at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.  

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 5, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes Boilermaker Jazz Band to the stage for a performance of “Benny Goodman: When Swing Was King.” The concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 at The Village Church 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 acclaimed Boilermaker Jazz Band is led by Paul Cosentino on clarinet, full-time bandleader who founded the band in 1988 at Carnegie Mellon University. Jennifer McNulty lends her smooth and sultry vocal stylings to ballads, standards and bubblin’ swing numbers. The Boilermaker Jazz Band has performed at major international venues, including Lincoln Center and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City and the Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland.

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Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes The Sanibel Trio March 7

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by The Sanibel Trio at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series continues its Concerts & Conversations program with a performance by The Sanibel Trio at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 in 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 Sanibel Trio is comprised of performers Renata Arado on violin, Espen Lilleslatten on viola, and Erik Entwistle on piano. Arado served as principal second violin of Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra for 13 years, while her husband, Lilleslatten, served as concertmaster. Lilleslatten is an associate professor of violin at Louisiana State University. Both teach and perform at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado and perform as a duo, including a recital at Carnegie Hall. Entwistle has been performing and teaching for more than 30 years. His recordings feature the music of Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu.

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Shell Point presents 2019 Shell Point Quilt Show March 2-4

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public to join its 2019 Shell Point Quilt Show, “Great Expectations,” taking place from Saturday, March 2 through Monday, March 4 at Shell Point.

Hosted by the Shell Point Quilters, the biennial quilt show will showcase a beautiful display of quilts, lovingly and artistically created by residents of Shell Point. The custom creations exemplify the time-honored traditions passed from generation to generation, expressed through the detailed work of the quilters. A number of large quilts and smaller quilted items in a variety of traditional and contemporary designs will be on display and available for purchase throughout the event.

“From heirloom quilts to modern creations, the variety and workmanship will impress even experienced quilters,” said Debbie Melchi, Shell Point resident and avid quilter.

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