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2023 Chicago ChamberFest
CMA’s Chicago ChamberFest 2023 Join CMA this June for a full afternoon of programming for our Chicago-area constituents. The event will include professional development panels, networking hour, and conclude with a performance. Details below. Panel 1: Supporting Sound: A Conversation with Funders on Nourishing Creative Economies 1-2:30 PM Doors Open: 12:45 PM What can artists do to improve working relationships with funders? How do organizations measure impact? What is the best way to address changing funding streams? Hear the…Find out more »
Vibrations of Enlightenment
Una profunda transformación a través del lenguaje de la música. Una gran experiencia hacia el camino de la Iluminación. Carlos Arco compartiendo contigo una experiencia maravillosa, única y vibrante. Vibrations of Enlightenment is a deeply transformative experience through the language of music. Carlos Arco shares with you a marvelous, unique, and vibrant event that takes you on the path to enlightenment.Find out more »
In Memory of Feodor Chaliapin
"In Memory of Feodor Chaliapin" 150 years since the birth of the great Russian bass 1873 - 2023 The repertoire will feature Chaliapin's most favorite song cycles and arias: "Don Quichotte a Dulcinee" by Maurice Ravel "Chansons de Don Quichotte" by Jacques Ibert Aria Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito La Calunnia from Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini Andrea Silvestrelli is one of the most sought-after ‘bassi profondi’ on the international opera scene. Garnering critical acclaim for his debut…Find out more »
Bandoneón & Piano – Scofano & Minetti
In this concert, Scofano & Minetti will showcase two renewed musical genres: Argentine tango and Argentine chamamé, both inscribed by UNESCO on their list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Stimulated by socio-cultural changes and new contexts, the new-tango of Astor Piazzolla and the new-chamamé of Richard Scofano represent new ways to approach musical traditions that date back to the end of the 19th century. The concert will feature some of the most recognized compositions of each author. Throughout the…Find out more »
SongShop Live presents “Better Together”
Let’s meet at the beautiful salon of PianoForte Chicago for two delicious sets of songs, Better Together. Being together is usually better, so they say. Songs and stories will provide evidence to prove the case—or not! Offering opera, pop, jazz, Broadway, and a sprinkle of French, our singers are Susan Arjmand, Jessie Bolger, Evelyn Danner, Ruth Fuerst, Carrie Hedges, Claudia Hommel, Staci Kelley, Irv Levinson, Cristina Marinescu, Gabriel Valentino. Special guests: Lynne Jordan and the Swingin’ Sisters (Barbara Smith, Tirzah Joy, and Carolyn Broquet). Howie Pfeifer has his…Find out more »
PianoForte Studios is located at 1335 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605.
The easiest way to find parking near us is by using SpotHero. Click on their logo below to be redirected to their website.
If you prefer to go directly to a garage or lot, here is a list of a few in the area:
- 1234 S Michigan Avenue Garage - ParkMichigan Self Park Garage - Entrance on Michigan Avenue - Credit Card Only
- 1255 S Michigan Avenue Garage - Sky55 - Entrance on S 13th St - Credit Card Only
- 1408 S Wabash Avenue - Open Air Lot - Entrance on Wabash Avenue
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.
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.