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October 2019

Atlantic Harp Duo: Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

The Atlantic Harp Duo’s newest production brings to life a selection of the most timeless stories from our cultural heritage: classics such as Sleeping Beauty and Tom Thumb, morality tales of wolves and sheep, and myths from Ancient Greece. Harpists Marta Power and Elizabeth Jaxon offer audiences a rich combination of music and storytelling. “Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.” —Sue Monk Kidd Among…

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AWAVE: a multimedia concert experience for flute, piano, video, and electronics written by Guillermo Laporta

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Rooted in the influences of the symphonic sound, classical chamber music, theatrical sound design, and soundtrack composition. AWAVE blends sound and space through Guillermo’s own music, words, and images. Through musical documentary, this journey presents portraits of real people, field recordings of the environment from all over the world and custom made electronic generated sounds. This performance has an open, modular structure: each piece of music can be combined in varied ways, following a visual and acoustic emotional flow rather…

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Bachtoberfest 2019: A celebration of the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$25

Keith Norbutt, flute Wendy Lin, flute Hannah Barton, violin Bahareh Poureslami, soprano Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor Karina Kontorovitch, piano and the Bachtoberfestival Orchestra Program: Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1039 Sinfonia, from BWV 21 Cantata “Ich habe genug,” BWV 82a Aria “Erbarme dich,” from BWV 55 Selections from Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Laudamus te; Domine Deus; Benedictus) Aria “Frohe Hirten,” from BWV 248 Brandenburg Concerto #4, BWV 1049

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November 2019

Josephine Beavers & The Ed Vodicka Quintet: Jazz & The Great American Songbook

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$25

Vocalist Josephine Beavers celebrates the pre-release of her landmark recording "Prime Time" with music from Jazz & The Great American Songbook. Josephine will be joined by the Ed Vodicka Quintet featuring trumpet master Orbert Davis at Chicago’s charming and intimate concert venue, PianoForte Chicago on South Michigan Avenue. Choose from two evenings -- Friday November 1st, or Saturday November 2nd! Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments, with the performance beginning at 7:30. See more about Josephine at www.josephinebeavers.com . .…

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Josephine Beavers & The Ed Vodicka Quintet: Jazz & The Great American Songbook

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$25

Vocalist Josephine Beavers celebrates the pre-release of her landmark recording "Prime Time" with music from Jazz & The Great American Songbook. Josephine will be joined by the Ed Vodicka Quintet featuring trumpet master Orbert Davis at Chicago’s charming and intimate concert venue, PianoForte Chicago on South Michigan Avenue. Choose from two evenings -- Friday November 1st, or Saturday November 2nd! Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments, with the performance beginning at 7:30. See more about Josephine at www.josephinebeavers.com . .…

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Paul Marinaro and Jeremy Kahn: Jazz Vocal and Piano

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This event is sponsored by WDCB. https://wdcb.org/

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Serbia Around the Piano World

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

Renowned Serbian artists will take you on a journey through the sounds of contemporary music from around the world, combined with Serbian traditional and jazz music. Presented in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia- The Office for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region Deputy Director Mr Rastko Jankovic Special thanks to Natasha Bogojevich Works by Tajcevic, Mokranjac, Bogojevich, Despic, Krstajic, Cruixent, Barcelo, Pruzhansky, Porto Artwork by Miljan Suknovic

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A Spanish Guitar Homage to Joaquín Rodrigo

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Rafael Vivanco, guitar, and Tami Sikina, piano, will present a selection of traditional Spanish music. Luis Rafael Vivanco started playing the guitar at the age of 11 in Peru. He performed regularly at venues in Lima while studying classical guitar with Alonso Acosta Ojeda. He went on to complete his Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and his Masters at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He studied with Denis Azabagic, Michael…

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December 2019

Duo F.A.E. +1: Iconic Piano Trios

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

In 2012, Duo F.A.E. was co-founded by violinist Charlene Kluegel and pianist Katherine Petersen who had become close friends, having met at the Aspen Music Festival several years prior. The duo takes its name from the motto of virtuoso violinist Joseph Joachim and composer Johannes Brahms “Frei Aber Einsam” meaning “Free but Alone.” The duo brought new meaning to this motto, doing all of their rehearsing and concertizing while living in Canada and the U.S. respectively at the inception of…

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January 2020

A Guitar Tribute to Mathias Maestro: The Mysterious 18th Century Artist

January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Rafael Vivanco, guitar, and Gisella Milla Adams, soprano, present a concert featuring traditional music from the Viceroyalty of Peru. Rafael Vivanco started playing the guitar at the age of 11 in Peru. He performed regularly at venues in Lima while studying classical guitar with Alonso Acosta Ojeda. He went on to complete his Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and his Masters at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He studied with…

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

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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.

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