FORT MYERS, Fla. ( January 4, 2012 )

Shell Point Retirement Community’s sixth annual Southwest Florida Symphony Concert Series continues with two more concerts by The Southwest Florida Symphony. The Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, guest-conducted by highly-acclaimed and musically talented maestros, will present The Discovery Concert-Berlioz performing Symphonie Fantastique on January 28 at 7:30 p.m.; and then Strauss – Prelude to Capriccio; Beethoven – No. 4; Mendelssohn – Piano Concerto No. 1; Hyojin Ahn, soloist on February 14 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be held in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point.

“It is such a pleasure to partner with the Southwest Florida Symphony by hosting several of their performances at Shell Point,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. “Shell Point residents thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to attend these concerts so close to home.”

Leif Bjaland will conduct the fascinating Discovery Concert on January 28, featuring the music of Berlioz, one of the greatest composers of music from the 19th century. Berlioz’s masterpiece, Symphony Fantastique will hold you spellbound as the Discovery Concert explains how the piece was created by the composer. Visuals will accompany the music and Maestro Bjaland will speak directly to the audience, lending his extensive knowledge of the concert. The Discovery Concert is an excellent way to be introduced to and learn more about classical music. Newcomers and aficionados alike will enjoy this informative and entertaining concert. The Southwest Florida Symphony Series will conclude the Shell Point series on February 14 with guest conductor David Itkin leading the orchestra in a dynamic program of Strauss’ Prelude to Capriccio, Beethoven’s No. 4, and Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The performance will feature Hyojin Ahn as a piano soloist.

These two symphony concerts can be purchased as a package of $32 per person, or tickets for each concert separately can be purchased for $20 per person. To purchase tickets or receive additional information about the concert series, 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, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131

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