Estero Concert Series announces 2016-17 season at Koreshan State Historic Site

//Estero Concert Series announces 2016-17 season at Koreshan State Historic Site

concert1The music of Haydn, Puts and Dvorak will usher in the sixth season of chamber music concerts at the Koreshan State Historic Site’s Art Hall at 4 p.m., Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Featured artists will be the Baumer Quartet, which includes Nathan Olson and Aaron Requiro on violin and John T. Posadas and David Requiro on viola.

Each of these accomplished artists tour nationally and internationally as soloists, recitalists, collaborative artists and orchestral musicians.  They are also resident artists and teachers at the University of Puget Sound, the University of North Texas and the University of South Florida School of Music.

The Estero Concert Series will feature four additional concerts this season, including January 29, February 26, March 26, and April 30. All concerts start at 4 p.m.

concert2The Art Hall at the Koreshan State Park is located at 3800 Corkscrew Road.  Seating is limited to 90 attendees.

Concert tickets are available at $42 per person; this price includes entrance to the park. Reservations may be made by calling (239) 596-8404 or emailing

These concerts are presented by Bella Gutshtein and Boris Sandler, artistic directors and founders of the Estero Concert Series.

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 and was used for lectures, plays and concerts.

Bella 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.  Thus began the Estero Concert Series.