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March 2020

CANCELED: Chicago Cabaret Week: Cynthia Clarey – Bridge Over Muddied Waters

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$25

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any purchased tickets will be refunded and should appear on your card in the next few days. The waters in our country have been muddied with hate, fear, and division. What are we going to do about it? Can we do anything about it? Join Cynthia as she traces where we've been and how we got here, finding truth, compassion and humor along the way.

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Chicago Film Club: Screening of “Leave Her to Heaven” with discussion afterward

March 30 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$5

"Leave Her to Heaven" (1945) Considered one of the few films noir shot in Technicolor, "Leave Her to Heaven" was one of the biggest hits of the 1940s. Gene Tierney plays Ellen Berent a woman whose jealousy and possessiveness destroys the lives of those who get in her way. All admissions: $5 Chicago Film Club If you love classic movies, this is the club for you. You’ll have fun learning about the classical Hollywood period of filmmaking as well as…

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April 2020

Chicago Film Club: Screening of “The Woman in the Window” with discussion afterward

April 8 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$5

The Woman in the Window (1944) stars Edward G. Robinson as a mild-mannered college professor who gets involved with a mysterious woman (Joan Bennett). In the time span of one weekend, the professor’s life is turned upside down with no easy solution in site. This film was directed by the legendary Fritz Lang (Metropolis) and features classic black and white cinematography by Milton R. Krasner. Chicago Film Club If you love classic movies, this is the club for you. You’ll…

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CANCELED: Erin Murphy and Kirstin Ihde: Day and Night – Modern Flute and Piano Duos by Women Composers

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. There are tentative plans to reschedule, but no date has been set. To stay informed sign up for our email newsletter here: https://pianofortechicago.com/newsletter/ Erin K. Murphy frequently performs with orchestras, in chamber music collaborations, and as a soloist throughout the U.S. and abroad. She holds flute performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University, and University of Michigan. In addition, she earned a performance certificate while studying in England at…

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Chicago Film Club: Screening of “This Gun for Hire” with discussion afterward

April 22 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$5

This Gun for Hire (1942) is the film that made Alan Ladd a star and paired him with Veronica Lake, making them one of the most popular screen teams. Ladd stars as Raven a hired gun double crossed by his employer who reports him to the Los Angeles police department. Enter Veronica Lake, an entertainer and girlfriend of the detective, (Robert Preston) assigned to the case against Raven. Chicago Film Club If you love classic movies, this is the club…

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A Performance of Morton Feldman’s “Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello”

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$15

Myra Hinrichs, Nicholas Jeffery, Kelly Quesada, and Christopher Narloch will perform Morton Feldman’s “Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello.” After graduating from Oberlin College and Conservatory in violin performance, Myra Hinrichs moved to Chicago, where she teaches at several community music schools. Myra is a founding member of Chartreuse and Houndstooth, and also is a member of a.periodic and Morton Feldman Chamber Players. She also performs with the Madison Symphony and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has attended the Aspen Music Festival and…

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May 2020

Nicholas Ross: A Recital for the Left Hand Alone

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Pianist and researcher Nick Ross specializes in repertoire for the left hand alone, in programs that feature music by Leopold Godowsky and contemporary composers Kent Holliday, Brian Pearson and Philip Martin among others. Ross’ previous concerts, recordings and research focused on neglected repertoire of the early Twentieth Century by such composers as Leopold Godowsky and Arthur Honegger. In his research, he has also focused on proportional structures and the golden ratio in the music of Mozart, Debussy, Bartók and others.…

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Chicago Film Club: Screening of “Scarlet Street” with discussion afterward

May 4 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$5

Scarlet Street (1945) reunited Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett (The Woman in the Window) in a new noir tale. Robinson is a shy, lonely man stuck in a loveless marriage to a woman who demeans him on a daily basis, comparing him constantly to her late first husband. When Robinson sees Bennett being ruffed up by her boyfriend (Dan Duryea), he steps in to save her. Little did Robinson realize that his good deed would lead to a series…

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The Orion Ensemble with guests Stephen Boe, Viola, and Mathias Tacke, violin

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$30

Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart CLARINET QUINTET in A Major, K. 581 Alexander Borodin STRING QUARTET No. 2 in D Major Robert Schumann PIANO QUINTET in E-Flat Major, Op. 44 Florentina Ramniceanu, Violin Judy Stone, Cello Kathryne Pirtle, Clarinet Diana Schmück, Piano Recognized as one of Chicago’s finest chamber music groups, the ORION ENSEMBLE has been performing since 1992. John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune calls Orion “one of Chicago’s most vibrant, versatile and distinctive ensembles.” With the possibilities inherent…

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Horacio Lavandera – Piano Recital

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Worldly recognized, renowned American critic Ted Gioia (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, etc) included Horacio Lavanderas ECM recording with music by Dino Saluzzi in the Top 20 Best Albums of the year in 2015. It was recorded in Oslo by one industry legend, the German producer Manfred Eicher. Award-winning pianist Horacio Lavandera presents at PianoForte a program including pieces for piano by Dino Saluzzi and classic masterpieces works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelssohn. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) 12…

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PianoForte Studios is located at 1335 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605.

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If you prefer to go directly to a garage or lot, here is a list of a few in the area:

Street parking on our block is unmetered, but finding a spot can be difficult at most times of the day. One block south of us there is metered street parking. We recommend having a backup plan if you decide to try to park on the street.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?
We are located on the east side of Michigan Avenue two blocks south of Roosevelt Rd. The address is 1335 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605. Our concert hall is on the 2nd Floor.

Where should I park?
Please see the Parking Section above.

Is there handicap access?
We have an elevator in the back of our building. The elevator is keyed and will require a staff member to escort you. If you aren't able to take the stairs please enter the front door of the building and ring the doorbell directly ahead of you in the entry area. One of our staff will be down shortly to help.

How many seats are in the hall? Is seating assigned or general?
Our concert hall seats a maximum of 100 people. We generally have chairs set up for 65 to 80 depending on the event. All of our concerts are general admission unless otherwise noted in the event description.

Can I buy tickets at the door?
Generally, yes. Unless a concert is extremely popular we will have tickets available at the door. You can pay either by cash or card.

How early should I arrive? What time will doors open?
The door open time depends on the artists and how long they feel they need to rehearse before the concert. In general doors will open 15 to 30 minutes before the event start time. We recommend arriving 10 to 20 minutes before the concert start time to get a seat and settle in before the show starts.

Do you have any recommendations on places to stay if we're visiting from out of town?
We have a partnership with the Best Western Grant Park Hotel at 1100 S Michigan Avenue. You can book through this link (Best Western) for a discounted rate.

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