FORT MYERS, FL – Shell Point is expanding its emphasis in the area of arts and culture by launching its own concert series. The 2003 Shell Point Concert Series will feature four exciting performances by top professional musicians, including two in partnership with the Southwest Florida Symphony.
“Our residents have always had a passion or interest in the cultural and performing arts,” said Dawn Boren, director of resort services. “For many years, The Village Church has offered wonderful concerts of spiritual music, and they will continue this year. By adding the Shell Point Concert Series, we are able to expand the musical offerings to our community to include several new classical performances. Residents will have even more opportunities to enjoy quality musical programs and wonderful, professional entertainment right here in their own backyard!”
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CONCERT SERIESin conjunction with
featuring the Southwest Florida Symphony Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Chorus
Monday, November 25, 2002, 7:00 p.m.Feel the brilliance of Bach and sons! Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the most beloved composers of all time, was also the proud father of twenty children. Tonight we delight, with Johann’s Magnificat and works by three of his brilliantly talented sons. The Southwest Florida Symphony Chamber Chorus joins us for this exceptional evening of music from Classical’s first family of music!Solaris
Friday, February 28, 2003, 7:00 p.m.
Since its formation in 1976 as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Akron, Solaris has established a reputation as one of the foremost woodwind quintets in the United States and abroad. Each member is a superb instrumentalist in their own right, but when the five are combined – flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and French horn – the result is a remarkable mix of classical interpretations, from “ars nova” to “avant garde.” “I was blown away by a wind quintet,” said Donald Rosenberg, music critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Cleveland Duo with James Umble
You will be intrigued and captivated by this blend of both original and transcribed master works for violin and piano, duo violin, saxophone and piano, and trio. The Cleveland Duo consists of Carolyn Gadiel Warner (pianist and violinist) and Stephen Warner (violinist), both from The Cleveland Orchestra. Joined by classical saxophonist James Umble, this trio has given acclaimed performances throughout south Florida and the Midwest, as well as on National Public Radio.
Feel the breeze in this soft, gentle night of music. With Berlioz’s Nuit d’ete, you’ll be carried above the clouds by the heavenly voice of mezzo soprano Audrey Babcock. You’ll think you are floating off your seat with Mozart’s soothing Symphony No. 25 in G minor. Join us for this intimate night of music and escape!
SEASON OF PRAISE
Sunday, January 5, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, January 6, 7:00 p.m.
Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass provide innovative worship for young and old alike through the “best in sacred brass music.” For more than twenty years, The King’s Brass have performed over one hundred concerts each season with three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, keyboards and percussion. Playing a wide variety of music from Gabrieli to hymn classics, from Handel to jazz spirituals, from Christmas carols to patriotic marches, The King’s Brass uses all corners of the concert hall to lift hearts and spirits in praise.Diane Susek
Sunday, January 12, 6:00 p.m.
Diane has one purpose and goal in singing, and that is to honor Christ with a ministry to the minds, hearts and souls of people. This has carried her and her fabulous vocal talents through numerous radio and television appearances, Billy Graham Crusades, and more than ten albums. Said one listener, “She seems born to sing and has further developed the gift God gave her.”
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