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Kariné Poghosyan CD Release Concert
Pianist Kariné Poghosyan has performed in noted venues including Musikverein in Vienna, and released two important recordings with works by Khachaturian on Naxos, and Rachmaninoff & Stravinsky on Centaur Records. During the pandemic, Ms. Poghosyan launched and performed 100 free weekly virtual concerts, garnering a loyal world-wide following and acclaim from the press. On March 30th, 2023, Ms. Poghosyan returns to Pianoforte Chicago in a special CD release concert with the program of her new “Folk Themes” recording on Navona…Find out more »
Mélodie / Voice and Piano Quintet
Are you looking for a delightful way to spend your Friday evening? Look no further than the upcoming music salon featuring international Chicago-based musicians performing beautiful melodies from the 19th and 20th centuries by Schumann, Massenet, and other composers. This promises to be a sophisticated and elegant event that will leave you feeling inspired. The music salon is set to take place in a beautiful and intimate setting in the heart of Chicago, perfect for immersing yourself in the performance.…Find out more »
Snapshots of Every Voice: Performers
Join us for a beautiful afternoon of song with programs curated and performed by LYNX artists Veena Akama-Makia (mezzo-soprano), Pauline Tan (mezzo-soprano), and Samuel James Dewse (baritone). Selections range from works by local composers of the past and present, including Florence Price and Shawn Okpebholo, to the more traditional repertoire of the song canon by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Gerald Finzi. There is something for everyone!Find out more »
Monuments to a Future Memory
Join Pianist Daniel Baer in a concert centering around themes of death, grief, and memorials. This program, features Robert Savage’s AIDS Ward Scherzo (composed while being treated for AIDS at Lenox Hill Hospital in 1992), Leoš Janáček’s Piano Sonata, and Franz Schubert’s last piano sonata in B-flat Major. After the last three years of a pandemic, wars, and natural disasters, this program explores the place music has in creating a public space to grieve and remember---and the uplift that occurs…Find out more »
Program: Mozart Violin Sonata in A major K. 526 I. Molto Allegro II. Andante III. Presto Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op.30 No.1 I. Allegro II. Adagio molto espressivo III. Allegretto con Variazioni Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 I. Allegro II. Adagio III. Un poco presto e con sentimento IV. Presto agitatoFind out more »
시음 /si-úm/ Jeeyoon Kim Piano Recital
시음 /si-üm/ Jeeyoon Kim, piano La plus que lente by Claude Debussy Sonata in E major, K.380 by Dominico Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, K.1 (L. 366) by Dominico Scarlatti Chaconne in G major, HWV 435 by George Frideric Handel Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninoff Etude in E-flat minor, Op. 39, No. 5 by Sergei Rachmaninoff Reflets dans l’eau (Reflections in the water) by Claude Debussy Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (Steps to Parnassus) by Claude Debussy Concert Etude, Op. 40, No.…Find out more »
The Orion Ensemble
To conclude its 30th anniversary season, The Orion Ensemble expands its instrumental lineup and welcomes five exceptional guest musicians for a “Schubertiad,” celebrating the work of Franz Schubert (1797–1828). Performances take place at three venues: New England Congregational Church in Aurora (May 14), PianoForte Studios in Chicago (May 17) and Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston (May 21). The Chicago and Evanston performances also will be available via livestream. The program includes Schubert’s Octet in F Major for two violins, viola, cello, bass,…Find out more »
Tango and Strings with Sebastien Innocenti
Visiting from Paris, bandoneon artist Sebastien Innocenti, will present an evening of tangos arranged for string quartet. The program will include works by Astor Piazzolla and Gustavo Beytelman written for string quartet and bandoneon. Innocenti's virtuosic and passionate bandoneon playing will transport you to Argentina this May as he and the Innocenti String Quartet, Pascal Innocenti and Chalene Kluegel violins, Sixto Franco viola, and Juan Horie cello, collaborate to present this special concert event.Find out more »
Chenxing Huang / Piano Recital
Presenting works from Debussy, Liszt, Albeniz, and Zhao Zhang Program: Préludes, Book II Claude Debussy (1862-1918) 1. Brouillards: Modéré (Mists) 2. Feuilles mortes: Lent et mélancolique (Dead Leaves) 3. La puerta del Vino: Mouvement de Habanera (Wine Gate) 4. «Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses»: Rapide et léger ("Fairies are exquisite dancers") 5. Bruyères: Calme (Heather/Town in Eastern France) 6. Général Lavine – eccentric: Dans le style et le mouvement d'un Cakewalk 7. La terrasse des audiences du clair de…Find out more »
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 »
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.