The International Chamber Soloists – Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7:30pm
The King’s Singers – Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 7:30pm
Dallas Brass – Monday, February 14, 2011 at 7:30pm
The Four Freshmen – Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7:30pm
Angela Brown, Soprano – Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7:30pm
“The residents at Shell Point thoroughly enjoy the variety of arts and cultural choices available to them right here in our community,” said Boren. “The 2010-2011 Fine & Performing Arts Concert Series has assembled a lineup of artists of equal parts artistic excellence, international acclaim, superb entertainment, virtuoso performers and a sense of surprise. This is sure to be an iconic concert series, where music of the fine and performing arts is defined.”
Tickets for the concerts are $35 each, or a season ticket of all five concerts can be purchased for $125, for a savings of $50. This year an additional ticket option is available which allows purchasers to pick three concerts of the five for $90. 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 not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, 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 which is open to the public, as well as recreational/fitness facilities and deep water boating access for its residents. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.
The International Chamber Soloists – Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The International Chamber Soloists features a unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. There are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, and the United States. It all started in the United States, when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and several international competitions. While performing as soloists for major orchestras in U.S., Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia he had a dream to establish a chamber orchestra of exceptional talented musicians. He did just that, and today The International Chamber Soloists are a great international success.
The King’s Singers – Tuesday, December 14, 2010
This Christmas Season will feature a rare opportunity to hear a live holiday concert performance by the King’s Singers, “Still unmatched for their musicality and sheer ability to entertain”, The London Times. The 2009 Grammy Award winners The King’s Singers have put forth the highest caliber of a cappella performance since the group’s inception at King’s College, Cambridge in 1968. The world premier men’s ensemble, The King’s Singers, delight audiences around the globe with their incomparable musicianship, charm and whit. This concert of traditional carols and holiday music is sure to make the Christmas Season bright.
Dallas Brass – Monday, February 14, 2011
Since its founding in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles. The group has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges. The Dallas Brass repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, Swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music. In addition to their solo performance, the Dallas Brass likes to inspire our youth, and have invited the Cypress Lake School for the Arts to perform with them in this concert extravaganza. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us, your loved ones, and the Dallas Brass!
The Four Freshmen – Thursday, March 24, 2011
The Four Freshmen will take us back to the good old school days with a vocal harmony like no other, with their four part harmony, a twist of elegance, a splash of swing and a whole lot of fun. The exciting presentation of these consummate entertainers offers lively blended arrangements, audience pleasing charisma and humor that are sure to entertain. As the Wall Street Journal exclaims, “Long live The Four Freshmen…May they never graduate”. Created in 1948 at Butler University, The Four Freshmen are the longest lasting vocal harmony group.
Angela Brown, Soprano – Thursday, April 7, 2011
Miss Angela Brown personifies the ideal American dramatic soprano: sheer vocal power; luxurious finesse; shimmering high pianissimos; and a charming personality larger than life. Her highly successful Metropolitan Opera debut sparked a media excitement with revues from The New York Times; “At last an Aida”, The Associated Press: “She combines a potent, dusky lower register with a striking ability to spin out soft high notes of shimmering beauty. There’s no doubt her voice is powerful enough for Verdi”, CBS Evening News: “The feature of opera has arrived,” along with features on the front page of The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Essence Magazine, Classical Singers, Reader’s Digest, and Psychology Today.