Shell Point’s 2017-2018 Concert Series welcomes Southwest Florida Symphony’s “For the Love of Beethoven” Jan. 11

FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 28, 2017) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2017-2018 Concert Series welcomes Southwest Florida Symphony to the stage for a “For the Love of Beethoven” concert performance, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11 at the Village Church on The Island at Shell Point. The event is open to the public, with tickets available for purchase online at or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Maestro Nir Kabaretti leads the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra in a performance that focuses exclusively on Beethoven’s compositions. The program represents both a youthful and almost naïve Beethoven and his later turbulent struggles with ill health, with the “Overture to Coriolan, Symphony No. 1” and the “Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb, Op. 73.”

During the performance, the audience will enjoy clear musical references to Beethoven’s predecessors in “Symphony No. 1,” particularly his teachers Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “Piano Concerto No. 5” is popularly known as the “Emperor Concerto,” and was Beethoven’s last piano concerto.

The Symphony will be joined by Peruvian-born pianist Priscilla Navarro for this performance. At Florida Gulf Coast University, she received the Steinway Piano Society, Gomez, and Williams scholarships. Since then, Priscilla has performed across the United States, South America, Italy and Poland.

About Shell Point Retirement Community

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access, six public restaurants, a championship 18-hole golf course, and many other recreational and educational activities. Learn more at or 1-800-780-1131.

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