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September 2020

PianoForte LIVE Series: Michael Hawes – SONG

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Michael Hawes is a Bass-Baritone Singer and Trumpet player living in Chicago, Illinois. Michael is a Music Director at St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Church in Chicago, where he leads Music from the piano and organ as Cantor, Choir Director and Trumpeter. He is a member of Axiom Brass; an award winning Brass Quintet that tours the world, sharing their love of Brass Chamber Music. PianoForte LIVE brings our recital series into your home, virtually, through Facebook and Youtube. Limited…

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PianoForte LIVE Series: Tokiko Kimura

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Tokiko is an acclaimed musician. She comes from the head family of the renowned Ikuta Koto School in Japan. She studied Koto under her uncle, Shinzo Miyagi, who was the Ikuta schoolmaster. She continued to study her piano in Senzoku Music University in Tokyo Japan where she obtained a degree with honors. She has frequently been invited at various occasions playing the piano as a soloist or accompanist, and in ensembles. She also teaches piano and Koto, and will be…

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October 2020

PianoForte LIVE Series: Chicago Soul Jazz Collective Album Release Show with 90.9FM WDCB

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Celebrating their upcoming October 30th 2nd album debut “It Takes a Spark to Start a Fire,” the Chicago Soul Jazz Collective, 90.9FM WDCB and PianoForte Studios team up to present a LIVE album pre-release video and radio broadcast. PianoForte LIVE brings our recital series into your home, virtually, through Facebook and Youtube. Limited in-person tickets are available for select concerts, but please check for availability. These dates feature a wide variety of music from classical, jazz, tango and more. Our…

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The Orion Ensemble: All-Beethoven Live and Livestream Concert

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

Orion is delighted and grateful to have the opportunity to celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday! As the worldwide celebrations had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, we feel incredibly fortunate that we can present our all-Beethoven program, which includes two of his most beloved chamber music pieces. We are looking forward to performing these for our audiences, whether in person or virtually. A maximum of 20 people may attend in person at PianoForte Studios. Audience members must wear masks at all times.…

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PianoForte LIVE Series: Cuarteto Tanguero (bandoneon, piano)

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Famous for packing the power of an orquesta típica into the compact and elegant setup of a duo, Ben & Winnie injects irresistible energy into the room with tanda after tanda of your favorite styles — Di Sarli, D’Arienzo, Biagi, Troilo, Fresedo, Pugliese and more. Performing regularly at milongas and tango festivals around the world, Billboard Top 10 Musicians Ben & Winnie of Cuarteto Tanguero takes it to a new level with their newest CD, “La Próxima Traición”.  Check them…

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onstage/offstage: Charlie Chaplin’s Smile

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20 – $70

Many know the legendary Charlie Chaplin as a great comedian and filmmaker but not so many are aware of his gifts as a very talented musicians and composer. Chaplin composed the soundtrack music to his hits “City Lights, “Modern Times”, “The Great Dictator”, “Monsieur Verdoux” and “Gold Rush. He even conducted the orchestra himself during recordings because he felt that this was an integral part of his artistry as a filmmaker. Grammy Award nominee violinist Philippe Quint celebrates Charlie Chaplin’s…

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PianoForte LIVE Series: Shi-An Costello – The Bach Cello Suites, Recomposed for Piano

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Shi-An Costello plays his own recomposed arrangements of J.S. Bach's monumental Suites for Solo Cello. A project begun during the months of quarantine, Costello gives the first performance of the first set of suites. PianoForte LIVE brings our recital series into your home, virtually, through Facebook and Youtube. Limited in-person tickets are available for select concerts, but please check for availability. These dates feature a wide variety of music from classical, jazz, tango and more. Our series aims to provide…

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Isabelle Olivier: SMILE

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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 Fall Series at Pianoforte, she will welcome you into her composing, improvising and performing process. This concert will be at the crossroad of classical, jazz, traditional, and world music, featuring pieces from various composers, as well as originals. Isabelle Olivier is thrilled to perform Thursday October 22, 6:30 PM. She will share with you her warmest vibes, and welcoming spirit. Seating will be limited…

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PianoForte LIVE Series: Anthony Molinaro

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Anthony Molinaro is the 1997 winner of the prestigious Naumburg International Piano Competition and one of the most versatile pianists of his generation. Acclaimed for his "edge-of-the-seat brilliance" and "musically imaginative mind," Mr. Molinaro has appeared as soloist with over fifty symphony orchestras, headlined at major jazz clubs throughout the world, and composed and arranged music in both the classical and jazz genres. PianoForte LIVE brings our recital series into your home, virtually, through Facebook and Youtube. Limited in-person tickets…

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PianoForte LIVE Series: Anthony Molinaro

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Anthony Molinaro is the 1997 winner of the prestigious Naumburg International Piano Competition and one of the most versatile pianists of his generation. Acclaimed for his "edge-of-the-seat brilliance" and "musically imaginative mind," Mr. Molinaro has appeared as soloist with over fifty symphony orchestras, headlined at major jazz clubs throughout the world, and composed and arranged music in both the classical and jazz genres. PianoForte LIVE brings our recital series into your home, virtually, through Facebook and Youtube. Limited in-person tickets…

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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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