The Estero Concert Series will feature chamber music composed by Schumann, Beethoven and Brahms at 4 p.m., Sunday, January 29

Featured selections are Schumann’s fantasy pieces for cello and piano op 73, Beethoven’s sonata for cello and piano op 102, no 2, and Brahms’ sonata in f major for cello and piano.

Performing artists are Paul York on cello and Dror Biran on piano.

The performance will be held at the historic Art Hall at the Koreshan State Park, 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 rcc@rccnaples.org.

The Estero Concert Series will feature three additional concerts this season, including music by Mozart and Arensky on February 26; J. Brahms and P. Haas on March 26, and Bach and Shostakovich on April 30. All concerts start at 4 p.m.

Performers for all of these concerts are accomplished classical musicians, several of whom are currently with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and other important musical groups around the country.

BACKGROUND

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.

Estero Concert Series’ Artistic Directors Bella Gutshtein and Boris Sandler.