Romantic-era music to initiate 7th season of the Estero Concert Series at Koreshan State Historic Site on November 19, 2017

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(Left to right: Diana Cahanescu, Victor Derevianko and Sania D. Whitaker)

The music of Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann will be featured at the first chamber music concert presented by the Estero Concert Series at 3 p.m., Sunday, November 19, 2017.

The program will highlight Brahms Piano Trio No. 3 and Schumann’s Piano Quartet by artists Victor Derevianko on piano, Diana Cahanescu on cello, and Sania D. Whitaker on violin.

Victor Derevianko is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Israel Academy of Music at the Tel Aviv University. He is well known as a soloist and a chamber musician throughout the world.  His daughter Sania has been active as a chamber musician and is member of the Naples Philharmonic.

This concert also puts the spotlight on the 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.

2017/18 Estero Concert Series

November 19
December 10
January 28
February 25
March 25

All remaining concerts will be held at 4 p.m. on Sundays.  Tickets are available at $42 per person per concert; 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


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.