FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 14 , 2013)

The Concerts and Conversation Series will offer its final presentation of the season on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. with Douglas Renfroe, bass baritone and Joy Bowe, pianist. This event allows participants to enjoy a beverage and dessert reception with the performers after the concert. Tickets for this concert are $25 each.

Renfroe is a nationally acclaimed bass baritone who made his Lincoln Center debut in Schumann’s Paradise and Peri and his Carnegie Hall debut in Orff’s Carmina Burana. He has specialized in oratorio works and has performed throughout the United States and Europe. His concerts have included Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Braham’s Requiem, Medelssohn’s Elijah, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Renfroe has appeared with the Washington Opera and Boston Opera, and he has been a concert recitalist under Columbia Artist management. As a pianist, Bowe has performed extensively throughout the west coast of Florida. Originally from Houston, she has accompanied Renfroe on tour for the past five years. In addition to her accompanying, she is the assistant musical director for Temple Bat Yam on Sanibel and pianist at Beach United Methodist Church on Fort Myers Beach.

“The residents of Shell Point love the Concerts and Conversation Series because it allows them the exclusive opportunity to mingle with the artist following the performance,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point Retirement Community. “We only offer a select number of tickets for each performance, and in the last few years, we decided to open ticket sales to the general public, and it has been a great success.”

Space is very limited, so tickets and reservations are required to attend this concert, which will be held in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands. 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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