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February 2021

Cello Recital with Christopher Ferrer and Eric Weimer – Camerata Chicago Chamber Music Series

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$10 – $75

Camerata Chicago Presents: Cellist Christopher Ferrer and pianist Eric Weiner present an evening of wonderful cello chamber music including Bach, Schumann, Debussy, Dutilleux and Piazzola. A total of 26 in-person tickets will be available. To purchase, visit: https://cameratachicago.ticketleap.com/20210219-chicago/details Livestream only tickets are also available here: https://cameratachicago.ticketleap.com/20210219-livestream/details Program: Bach Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano S.1027 Schumann's Fantasiestucke Op. 73 Dutilleux Sarabande et Cortege Debussy Cello Sonata Piazzola "Le Grand Tango" Cellist Christopher Ferrer is Principal Cellist of Camerata Chicago…

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2021 Stars of Tomorrow! Benefit Gala Concert

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

This year’s annual Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund Gala will be held in-person (limited seating) at PianoForte Chicago and by livestream internationally on The Violin Channel. Everyone will receive complimentary access to enjoy this year’s Gala performances! Since 2015, the North Shore Chamber Music Festival has been thrilled to award scholarships to over 40 talented young artists from around the world, all thanks to the generosity of many wonderful individual supporters and sponsors. The AFSF was created by the North Shore…

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Chopin In The City Festival: Matt Gold Trio

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Livestream Concert featuring the Matt Gold Trio: Matt Gold – guitar, Katie Ernst – bass, voice, Greg Artry – drums View the live stream here:

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Chopin In The City Festival: Grazyna Auguscik Group

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Livestream Concert featuring the Grazyna Auguscik Group: Grazyna Auguscik – vocal, John Kregor – guitar, Matt Ulery – bass, Jon Deitemyer – drums, Paul Bedal – piano View the livestream here:

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March 2021

Serenades for Violin and Strings with Rika Seko

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$10 – $75

After graduating from Tokyo University of Arts, Rika Seko began her professional career in Bogota, Colombia in 1986, first as guest Concertmaster of the Colombia Symphony, then as Assistant Concertmaster in the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra. Rika has appeared with many Chicago-area orchestras including Chicago Philharmonic, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Camerata Chicago. As soloist she has performed with Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra (WI), the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra (IL) and Camerata Chicago (IL) with which she is Associate Concert Master. The…

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April 2021

Smile – Harp Solo with Guest Raphael Olivier – Guitar and Electro

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

For her eleventh album, Isabelle Olivier composes and explores the notion of openness to the other to present ten personal compositions and three covers from Charlie Chaplin to James Blake or Nat Adderley. Raphael Olivier, her son will be her first guest with guitar and electronics at PianoForte Studio. Isabelle Olivier celebrates her 30th Birthday of Performances in 25 countries. She is a jazz woman, harpist and composer with a strong musical personality. She brings a wave of freshness and…

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Colors of Virtuosity with violinists Danbi Um and Paul Huang

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

ARTISTS Danbi Um, violin Paul Huang, violin Amy Yang, piano PROGRAM Violin Sonata in F Major Allegro vivace Adagio Assai vivace Avodah Much Ado About Nothing Suite, Op 13 Maiden in the Bridal Chamber Dogberry and Verges Garden Scene Masquerade Sonata for 2 Violins in A Minor Poco lento, maestoso – Allegro fermo Hebraique Elegie for 2 Violins Navarra for 2 Violins and Piano, Op. 33 Danbi Um was praised as an “utterly dazzling” artist (The Strad), with “a marvelous show…

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In Hell’s Sightlines

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

A joyful original work and a unique musical testimony from a survivor of the world war II. Germaine Tillon (1907-2008) was an ethnologist well known for her work on Algeria in the 1950s. As member of the French Resistance, she was imprisoned in the Ravensbruck death camp. She arrived on October 21 of 1943. There she secretly wrote an operate libretto "In Hell's Sightlines" to entertain her cell mates. In 2018, Isabelle Olivier, during one of her concert in Chicago,…

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The Orion Ensemble Live and Livestream Concert

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

Program Sonata in D Minor for Clarinet and Piano (2016) is written by contemporary composer Michele Mangani (b. 1966). A clarinetist himself, Mangani has written extensively for the clarinet, bringing out the instrument's lyricism, virtuosity and rich palette of tonal colors. This is Orion's first performance of this work. Trio in D Minor for Violin, Cello and Piano, Opus 32 by Anton Arensky (1861-1906), an Orion favorite, is an ultra-Romantic piece that exudes melody, pathos, brilliant technique and beautiful sound…

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Smile Harp Solo Special guest : Ernie Adams – drums

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Original music by French composer and harpist Isabelle Olivier. For her eleventh album, Isabelle Olivier composes and explores the notion of openness to the other to present ten personal compositions and three covers from Charlie Chaplin to James Blake or Nat Adderley. Isabelle Olivier celebrates her 30th Birthday of Performances in 25 countries. She is a jazz woman, harpist and composer with a strong musical personality. She brings a wave of freshness and novelty to the international artistic world with…

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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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