Boris Sandler and Bella Gutshtein, artistic directors for the Estero Concert Series, have announced plans for another magical musical season for lovers of music from the past and present.
Music of composers Bedrich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák will initiate the eighth season of unique chamber music concerts provided by the Estero Concert Series at the Koreshan State Historic Site’s Art Hall.
The inaugural concert will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, January 13, and will feature performing artists Bella Gutshtein on piano, Boris Sandler, Daniela Shtereva and Sania Whitaker on violins, Courtney Filner on viola and Antonio Innaimo on cello. They will perform Smetana’s String Quartet N.1 in E minor (“From My Life”) and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A, Opus 81.
Here are the dates for this season:
2019 Estero Concert Series
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 will feature a 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.
All concerts will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are available at $42 per person or $120 for a subscription to all three concerts. 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 (646) 257-0003 or emailing email@example.com.
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.