Shell Point Concert Series Begins May 29th

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Pianist Noah Waddell May 29

Shell Point Retirement Community begins its 2019 Concert Series with a performance by pianist Noah Waddell at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at Shell Point. The event is open to the public, with tickets available for $20 online at www.shellpoint.org/summer or by phone at 239-454-2067. The ninth annual Summer Concert Series offers an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful variety of entertaining chamber music.

Waddell, a young performer who gained national attention at just 14 years old, will perform an eclectic program including selections from classical composers. Waddell has won numerous piano competitions including his first international piano competition in 2014 that was held in Fort Collins, Colorado.

On June 12, the Gulf Shore Tenors will perform. Their diverse repertoire includes standard love songs of the 20th century like Unchained Melody, Nella Fantasia and Sway – all songs made famous by singers such as IL Divo, Andy Williams and Elvis Presley.

The Aibou Duo, composed of Yoko Sata Kathari on piano and Ruby Bernard on violin, will be the featured artists in a July 10 concert. Their performance includes the stories behind the music.

Pianist Pietro Iannotti will perform on August 28. The Salerno native has been performing in recitals and with orchestras both in Italy and abroad since the age of nine, gaining acclaim from both audiences and critics.

All concerts in this series begin at 7pm. General admission seating. Concerts are held in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers To learn more about the upcoming performances, visit www.shellpoint.org/summer or call 239-454-2067. Tickets purchased online or by phone will be held for pick-up at will call on the night of the performance.

Also at Shell Point this summer, Dr. Thomas M. Cimarusti, Associate Professor of Musicology at FGCU will present two programs. On May 21 at 10am, “The Origins of the Classical Symphony” will examine one of the most important genres in classical music. On June 11 at 10am, he will host “Masters of the String Quartet,”  offering a special introduction to the intimate genre of string quartets. Learn how earlier works influenced some of the great masters such as Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Tickets for each session are $10 at
239-489-8472.