Estero Concert Series“From Beethoven to Vladigerov & More” will initiate the ninth season of unique chamber music concerts provided by the Estero Concert Series at the Koreshan State Park’s historic Art Hall.

Music lovers are invited to take a step back in time…to walk the paths the Koreshans walked in the 1890’s, sit in the Art Hall they created, and prepare to be enthralled by the melodious strains of legendary composers Beethoven and Vladigerov produced by classically trained musicians.

Concert founders and artistic directors Bella Gutshtein and Boris Sandler are joining the international music community in celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s birth by performing some of his great masterpieces during the upcoming season.

2020 Concert Series

Sunday, January 5
“From Beethoven to Vladigerov & More”

Sunday, February 9
Beethoven’s cello sonata No. 5 in D major, piano trio Op.70, No. 1

Sunday, March 22
Beethoven’s “Romance for violin No. 2, sonata for violin and piano No. 5, string quartet Op. 18, No. 4

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.

In addition, the group will feature a free Holocaust Remembrance Special Event and 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on Sunday, April 26.

All concerts and the special event start at 4 p.m., except the January concert which starts at 3 p.m.  Tickets are available at $42 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 rcc@rccnaples.org.

The Art Hall at the Koreshan State Park is located at 3800 Corkscrew Road.  Seating is limited to 85 attendees.

BACKGROUND

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.