“A romantic journey through Europe” will initiate the fifth season of unique chamber music concerts provided by the Estero Concert Series at the Koreshan State Historic Site’s Art Hall.
This inaugural concert will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, October 11, and will focus on selections of music by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Chopin, Brahms, and more. Featured solo artists are Daniela Shtereva (left) on violin and Belina Kostadinova (right) on piano.
Bella Gutshtein and Boris Sandler, artistic directors for the Estero Concert Series, are proud to announce a total of six concerts during the upcoming 2015/2016 season.
2015/16 Estero Concert Series
Sunday, October 11 “A romantic Journey through Europe”
Saturday, December 12 Music of Haydn & Beethoven
Sunday, January 17 Music of Schubert & Franck
Sunday, February 7 Music of Prokofiev, Schulhoff, & Shostakovich
Sunday, March 13 Music of Poulevc, Schumann, & Schubert
Sunday, April 10 Music of Prokofiev, Kodaly and Ravel
Performers for these concerts are all accomplished classical musicians, several of whom are currently with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and other important musical groups around the country.
The concerts also feature a restored 1885 Steinway grand piano which was used by the Koreshans in numerous concerts during their golden age. Bella Gutshtein (shown playing the piano) also will perform on this historic piano at several of the concerts during the upcoming season.
The Art Hall at the Koreshan State Park is located at 3800 Corkscrew Road. Seating is limited to 90 attendees.
All concerts will be held at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at $40 per person; this price includes entrance to the park. These concerts have been sold out in the past so reservations are recommended. Reservations may be made by calling (239) 596-8404 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.