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Vaccination and Masks Required

Effective January 3, 2022, the City of Chicago requires all patrons age 5 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask to attend an event in our recital hall at this location.
Valid Forms of Verification Include:
Valid photo ID (age 16+) and 1 of the following:
  • Vaccination card
  • Photocopy of vaccination card
  • Digital record or app
  • Printed record from vaccine provider
Thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation.
 

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October 2021

Earth, Wind, and Art: Reading and music

October 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Isabelle Olivier and Rita Dragonette are excited to present their next collaboration at PianoForte on October 28th. This performance will be an encounter between music and writings revolving around Pandemic--long and Art. Isabelle Olivier is a jazzwoman and harpist with a strong musical personality. She brings a wave of freshness and novelty to the international artistic world with her surprising and unique instrument. She managed to develop a very distinctive style with her fascinating and rare instrument. Isabelle has composed,…

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La Valse! The Music of Debussy, Poulenc, and Ravel – Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, duo pianists

October 30, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$50

Performing together in many of the world’s most prestigious venues, Bax & Chung has appeared in the United Kingdom, United States, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, as well as in Aruba, Barbados, Canada, China, Cyprus, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Korea, Palestine, Russia,and Switzerland. This concert is hosted by the North Shore Chamber Music Festival (https://nscmf.org/) and is a part of their onstage/offstage series. This event is sponsored by the Alfadyne Foundation. Program: Claude Debussy Petite Suite for piano four…

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November 2021

The Orion Ensemble with guest Stephen Boe, viola

November 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$30

Program: Franz Schubert TRIO in B Flat Major—Allegro, for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 9 No. 2 Florence Price FANTASY in G Minor for Violin and Piano (1933) Paul Hindemith QUARTET for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1938) Franz Schubert ADAGIO and RONDO CONCERTANT in F Major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, D. 487 Program Notes: Franz Schubert’s Trio in B-Flat Major—Allegro, for Violin, Viola and Cello, D. 471, is a single-movement, unfinished work. It offers a glimmering texture…

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Chopin in the City Festival Movie Screening and Jazz Concert: Chopin. Caribbean Key

November 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$10

CHOPIN. Caribbean Key is a story about the music on Curacao Island. Especially about Caribbean receptions of the greatest Polish composer, Fryderyk Chopin,  which is also known on the Caribbean Island of Curacao. It is a story about the Antilian history of Chopin's music and the fate of the people who created it. Here, in the 19th century, the "Caribbean Mazurka" was composed, inspired by Chopin's Mazurek. For many years this piece has been a "national dance" on the island…

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HOLIDAY JAZZ featuring The Markus Rutz Jazz Trio

November 18, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Free Live Concert - November 18th, 2021 Save Your Seat & get your jazz jingle on with Chicago’s acclaimed Markus Rutz Jazz Ensemble live in concert. One night only. WHERE: PianoForte 1335 South Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor, Chicago IL 60605 DATE: Thursday, November 18th, 2021 TIME: Doors open 7:00pm. Performance begins 7:30pm and runs approximately 45 mins. including intermission. ADMISSION: FREE LIMITED SEATING | RESERVATIONS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED

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Sebastian Huydts: Piano Recital

November 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

This recital is free and open to the public, but we ask that you reserve your seats by visiting our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sebastian-huydts-piano-recital-tickets-170041758477 Program: Haydn/Huydts: Sonatas #21, #22 & #25 based on themes by Franz Joseph Haydn Sebastian Huydts: Sonata #6, “Viejos Amigos” (2020) Donald Neale: Sonata #1 (1995)

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Astor Piazzolla Centennial Celebration – Between Angels and Demons: A Musical Portrait

November 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$50

In the centennial celebration of Astor Piazzolla, the single most important figure in the history of tango, multi-Grammy-nominated violinist Philippe Quint performs some of the most iconic tango pieces in a program that uses music, narration and visuals to showcase the music and movement that define this historical dance. This concert is hosted by the North Shore Chamber Music Festival (https://nscmf.org/) and is a part of their onstage/offstage series. This event is sponsored by the Alfadyne Foundation. Program: Astor Piazzolla.…

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December 2021

A Master’s Workshop – Ilya Kaler, violin

December 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

  This violin masterclass will be broadcast live on both www.nscmf.org and The Violin Channel Ilya Kaler is one of the most sought-after teachers in the world and currently serves as a violin professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Mr. Kaler's Summer teaching and performing engagements include the Chautauqua Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Keshet Eilon Music Center in Israel, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Montreal Chamber Music Festival. Kaler is also frequently a judge for the world’s most prestigious…

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January 2022

POSTPONED – Ran Kampel and Daniel Baer – Clarinet and Piano Recital

January 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Dear Friends, Thank you so much for purchasing tickets for my program with clarinetist Ran Kampel for this Sunday. Unfortunately, due to the worsening infection rates of the pandemic, we have made the decision to postpone our recital and present it Sunday, March 6th at 3 PM. With PianoForte, we will be sending you a refund for your concert ticket. I hope you will consider supporting this recital in March when we are not in the middle of a worsening wave…

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Isabelle Olivier: Harp Solo “Carte blanche”

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Isabelle Olivier just released a solo album 'Smile' enja, she will perform a Carte Blanche to make you smile. Isabelle Olivier is a jazzwoman and harpist with a strong musical personality. She brings a wave of freshness and novelty to the international artistic world with her surprising and unique instrument. She has composed, arranged, and recorded eleven albums and a DVD and managed to develop a very distinctive style with her research based on combining acoustic and electronic sounds. Her…

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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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