FORT MYERS, FL (September 28, 2009) – The Southwest Florida Symphony will perform two concerts at Shell Point Retirement Community in the third annual Southwest Florida Symphony Concert Series hosted by the community according to Dawn Boren, director of resident life. This series will feature two concerts including:
Handel’s Messiah — Tuesday, December 15, 2009 7:30 p.m. Cost $ 15
The Southwest Florida Symphony Chorus Orchestra and guest’s soloist under the direction of Joseph Caulkins, Conductor will perform one of the most famous choral works ever written, Messiah. Messiah has the power to thrill and inspire audiences worldwide. Annual performances of the SWFL Symphony Chorus, Chamber Orchestra and Guest Soloists of this magnificent work have become a Southwest Florida tradition and a perfect start to the Holiday.
Bach & More — Friday, March 19, 2010 7:30p.m. Cost $ 20
Rich in soaring strings, this concert features two celebrated Bach works (from father and son), a dazzling oboe solo and Schubert’s mass in “G” with the angelic voices of the Symphony Chamber Chorus. This is music at its best…varied supremely crafted and beautiful in every note, featuring Dione Chandler, principle oboe, and SWFL Symphony Chamber Chorus.
Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
JS Bach: Oboe Concerto in “G” minor (Dion Chandler, Oboe)
CPE Bach: Sinfonia
Schubert: Mass in “G” (with Chamber Chorus and guests)
“Shell Point residents and visitors have shown a deep appreciation of symphony music,” said Boren. “This will be the third season that the Southwest Florida Symphony has performed a series at Shell Point, and it has become a huge success. The Southwest Florida Symphony Series is just one of the many concert and speaker series that Shell Point offers throughout the year.”
Tickets are currently on sale for $15 and $20 depending on the concert. 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 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, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.