The Estero Concert Series is dedicating its February concert to the victims of World War II. The program will include Sergei Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes Op. 34, Erwin Schulhoff’s String Quartet No. 1 and Dimitri Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 57.
The performance will be held at the historic Art Hall at the Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road, at 4 p.m., Sunday, February 7. Seating is limited to 90 attendees.
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 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.
It is the goal of the Estero Concert Series’ Artistic Directors Bella Gutshtein and Boris 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.