The music of Haydn and Beethoven will be brought to life in Estero’s historic Art Hall at 4 p.m., Saturday, December 12, at the Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road.

The Estero Concert Series is featuring Haydn’s Piano Rio No. 44 in E Major; Haydn’s String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, and Beethoven’s String quartet No. 4 Op. 18 in C Minor.

Boris & Bella in concert 10 21 15 (1)Performing artists include: Boris Sandler and Ruth Leone on violin, Suzannah Chalick on viola and Eric Dochinger on cello.

In addition, Estero Concert Series’ Artistic Director Bella Gutshtein will perform on the restored 1885 Steinway grand piano, which was used by Koreshans in numerous concerts during their golden age.

The Art Hall at the Koreshan State Park is located at 3800 Corkscrew Road.  Seating is limited to 90 attendees.

Tickets are available at $40 per person; this price includes entrance to the park. Reservations may be made by calling (239) 596-8404 or emailing


The venue honors the Koreshan Unity Settlement which considered art and music an integral part of their lives.  The Art Hall was built circa 1905.  Gutshtein became interested in developing a cultural center there and, following reconstruction of the facility, she brought a New York architect to the Hall to ensure that it would provide the proper acoustics for chamber music.

It is the goal of Gutshtein and Sandler to make a lasting impact on the cultural life of Estero as well as make Estero an important cultural destination in Florida.

These concert series provide the cultural environment envisioned by the Koreshans for the enjoyment of the residents and visitors of today.