FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 25, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series concludes its Concerts & Conversations program with a performance by Chrysalis Chamber Players at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $30 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.
The Chrysalis Chamber Players is a nonprofit chamber music ensemble offering a kaleidoscope of high-caliber chamber music. Its members and founders are from South Florida, featuring trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden, flutist Meghan Brachle and pianist Catherine Lan. The group collaborates with a variety of other musicians in innovative programs in Florida and across the country, performing a range of works by classical and contemporary composers at venues including the Marlboro Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, Verbier and Lucerne Festivals in Switzerland, and with the Louisville, Naples, New World and Richmond symphonies, among others.
Bowden is principal trumpet of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Artosphere Festival Orchestra. Brachle has performed with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, New World Symphony, Boca Sinfonia, Symphony of the Americas and the Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra. Lan conducts master classes in the United States, Singapore and Thailand, and serves on the faculty of Broward College and Palm Beach Atlantic University. A co-founder and artistic director of Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series in Naples, Lan also performs with Steinway Artist Tao Lin as Duo Beaux Arts.
As part of Shell Point’s Concerts & Conversations program, guests can enjoy fellowship and a dessert reception with the performers following the concert.