FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 5, 2008) — The Southwest Florida Symphony will perform two concerts at Shell Point Retirement Community in the second annual Southwest Florida Symphony Concert Series hosted by the community according to Dawn Boren, director of resort services. This series will feature two concerts including:
200 Voices in Song — Sunday, October 26, 2008 4:00 p.m. Cost $18
Southwest Florida Symphony Chorus of Fort Myers and Sarasota’s Key Chorale combine their 200+ voices to present an awe-inspiring concert of American choral music. This will be your only opportunity to hear these preeminent choirs in concert together before they embark on a summer 2009 European Tour to France and Italy. Joseph Caulkins, Conductor and director has planned a wonderful program. It will highlight music by American composers Randall Thompson, Morten Lauridsen, Samuel Barber, and Mack Wilberg.
Late Great Works — Friday, October 31, 2008 7:30p.m. Cost $25
Two late Classical period treasures are showcased. Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, his last completed work and the only clarinet concerto he composed, and Beethoven’s Symphony #2, which demonstrates Beethoven’s fiery spirit and determination to triumph with art over deafness.
Music Director/Conductor, Michael Hall conducting the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra
ARRIAGA: Overture to Los esclavos felices
MOZART: Clarinet Concerto in A major (guest soloist Michael Forte, Principal with the SWFLSO)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony #2
“The residents and visitors thoroughly enjoyed this concert series last year, and requests were pouring in to make sure this becomes an annual tradition,” said Boren. “We are pleased to be hosting the Southwest Florida Symphony, and this adds to the wide variety of other performances available at Shell Point.” Tickets are currently on sale for $18 and $25 depending on the concert, or you can purchase the series of both concerts for $35 for a savings of $8. To purchase tickets or receive additional information about the concert series, please call (239) 454-2067 for payment information on individual or group packages.
The concerts are held in The Village Church auditorium on the Island at Shell Point. Shell Point Retirement Community is a continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry.