Shell Point Welcomes Peter Richard Conte As The Final Performance in the 2008/2009 Fine And Performing Arts Concert Series

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 3, 2009) — The final concert for Shell Point Retirement Community’s seventh annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series of 2008/2009 will be Concert Organist, Peter Richard Conte. This performance will be held on Thursday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point.

Peter Richard Conte is the Grand Court Organist of the world famous Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia’s Macy’s department store. When not touring, he performs on the six-manual, 28,000-pipe instrument twice daily, six days per week. The Wanamaker Organ is the largest fully-functioning musical instrument in the world. Mr. Conte was appointed Grand Court Organist in 1989, and is the fourth person to hold that title since the organ was first played in 1911.

Mr. Conte is highly regarded as a skillful performer and arranger of organ transcriptions. He has been featured several times on National Public Radio and on ABC television’s “Good Morning America” and “World News Tonight.” His monthly radio show, “The Wanamaker Organ Hour,” airs on the first Sunday of each month, at 5 PM (Eastern), and can be heard via the internet at WRTI.ORG.

“The residents at Shell Point, and the surrounding community, have appreciated the variety of performances that the 2008-2009 Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series has offered,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life at Shell Point. “Having Peter Richard Conte as our final concert artist this year is truly an honor, and we look forward to his performance.”

Tickets for this concert are on currently on sale for $35 each. 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 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.


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