FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 6, 2007) – Roger Williams will kick off Shell Point Community’s sixth annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series of 2007/2008. Williams is set to perform on Thursday, November 15, 2007, at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are currently on sale.
“It is a pleasure to have Roger Williams start the 2007/2008 Fine and Performing Arts Series,” says Dawn Boren, director of resident life. “The residents enjoy the musical series each year and are looking forward to the upcoming concert.”
With over 18 Gold and Platinum albums to his credit, Roger Williams is the greatest selling pianist of all time and has been named “King of the Arpeggios.” His show-stopping piano magic delights audiences around the globe and his classic technique, with richly developed jazz sensibilities, created a singular sound that allowed the piano to speak to millions in a new way. Roger Williams burst onto the popular music scene in 1955 when he recorded the only piano instrumental to ever have reached #1 on Billboard Singles Charts – Autumn Leaves. His version became an American classic and still stands as the greatest selling piano record of all time. Williams followed with more million-selling records such as Born Free, The Impossible Dream, Almost Paradise, Maria, Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago, and the theme from Somewhere in Time, to name only a few of his 22 hits that span four different decades.
Tickets for this concert are $25 each, or a season ticket to all five concerts in the Fine and Performing Arts Series can be purchased for $100, a savings of $25. Tickets are currently on sale. To purchase tickets or receive additional information about the concert series, please call (239) 454-2067 for payment information on individual or group packages.
Shell Point Retirement Community is a continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers off Summerlin Road, just two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry.