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June 2020

CANCELED: Lakeshore Rush: Nature’s Palette

June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. There are tentative plans to reschedule for some time in August, but no date has been set. To stay informed sign up for our email newsletter here: https://pianofortechicago.com/newsletter/ Lakeshore Rush will perform chamber works by Dutilleux, Gillespie, Mazzoli, Mellits, and Piazzolla. Lakeshore Rush comprises extraordinary musicians from Chicago who are delighting audiences of all ages with riveting contemporary and classical standards and forgotten masterpieces, characterized by programmatic innovation, synergistic collaborative…

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Livestream Concert: Tribute to Tchaikovsky: Duo Vocal Recital to Celebrate Tchaikovsky’s 180th Birthday

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

This event is a free concert that will be streamed live from YouTube and Facebook. Program: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovshy (1840 -1893) “Rassvet” (“Dawn”), 6 Duets, Op.46, No.6, text by I. Surikov "Song of a Gypsy",12 Romances, Op.60, No.7, text by Y. Polonsky Otchego” (“Why”), 6 Romances, Op.6, No. 5, text by H, Heine translated by L. Mey Piano solo Eugene Onegin: Duet of Tatiana and Olga: “Have you ever hear?” from Act One Tatiana’s letter scene: “Puskai pogibnu ya” (“Though…

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Bob Mamet: 7 Time Chart-topping Jazz Pianist and Composer performs a special Livestream Concert

June 25 @ 8:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

7-Time Chart-topping Jazz pianist and composer Bob Mamet will be performing a special Livestream solo piano concert from the PianoForte studios. This is a free online-only event streaming on Youtube, Facebook Live, and on the PianoForte website. The performance will feature a mix of standards and classics, as well as some originals and fan favorites. Bob will also debut 2 brand new compositions performed “live” for the first time. See the links below to tune in on any of the…

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July 2020

Isabelle Olivier: SMILE

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 13, 2020

PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$15

French Harpist and Composer Isabelle Olivier is starting a new 2-year project, called “SMILE”. For our Summer Series at Pianoforte, she will welcome you into her composing, improvising and performing process. Each concert will be at the crossroad of classical, jazz, traditional, and world music, featuring pieces from various composers, as well as originals. Every week, she will perform a new solo set, full of surprises. Isabelle Olivier is thrilled to perform every Thursday at 6:30 PM, from July 9…

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Isabelle Olivier: SMILE

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 13, 2020

PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$15

French Harpist and Composer Isabelle Olivier is starting a new 2-year project, called “SMILE”. For our Summer Series at Pianoforte, she will welcome you into her composing, improvising and performing process. Each concert will be at the crossroad of classical, jazz, traditional, and world music, featuring pieces from various composers, as well as originals. Every week, she will perform a new solo set, full of surprises. Isabelle Olivier is thrilled to perform every Thursday at 6:30 PM, from July 9…

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Isabelle Olivier: SMILE

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 13, 2020

PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$15

French Harpist and Composer Isabelle Olivier is starting a new 2-year project, called “SMILE”. For our Summer Series at Pianoforte, she will welcome you into her composing, improvising and performing process. Each concert will be at the crossroad of classical, jazz, traditional, and world music, featuring pieces from various composers, as well as originals. Every week, she will perform a new solo set, full of surprises. Isabelle Olivier is thrilled to perform every Thursday at 6:30 PM, from July 9…

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CANCELED: Lars Hoefs and Grisha Krivchenia: Cello and Piano Recital

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. All tickets have been refunded in full. To stay informed about any concert rescheduling sign up for our email newsletter here: https://pianofortechicago.com/newsletter/ Lars Hoefs and Grisha Krivchenia will present an emotional and lively program, presenting two great sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven and works by Heitor Villa-Lobos and contemporary Brazilian masters. American cellist Lars Hoefs performs and teaches in South America, the United States, and Europe. Lars has established himself…

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

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This concert is cancelled until further notice. Check our page for an update to see this artist. 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…

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Isabelle Olivier: SMILE

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 13, 2020

PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$15

French Harpist and Composer Isabelle Olivier is starting a new 2-year project, called “SMILE”. For our Summer Series at Pianoforte, she will welcome you into her composing, improvising and performing process. Each concert will be at the crossroad of classical, jazz, traditional, and world music, featuring pieces from various composers, as well as originals. Every week, she will perform a new solo set, full of surprises. Isabelle Olivier is thrilled to perform every Thursday at 6:30 PM, from July 9…

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August 2020

Isabelle Olivier: SMILE

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 13, 2020

PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$15

French Harpist and Composer Isabelle Olivier is starting a new 2-year project, called “SMILE”. For our Summer Series at Pianoforte, she will welcome you into her composing, improvising and performing process. Each concert will be at the crossroad of classical, jazz, traditional, and world music, featuring pieces from various composers, as well as originals. Every week, she will perform a new solo set, full of surprises. Isabelle Olivier is thrilled to perform every Thursday at 6:30 PM, from July 9…

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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:

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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