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August 2021

Celebrating Ragtime: Reginald Robinson & the Taslimah Bey Trio

August 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Reginald Robinson’s love for traditional jazz styles started in 1984 with his older brother listening to Swing recordings at home. In 1986 while in 7th grade a city funded arts program gave an assembly at his school called "From Bach to Bebop" with a live jazz ensemble. In 1992 with the help of pianist Jon Weber, Robinson’s professional music career began when he recorded a demo of 17 original tunes. Soon after his first album was released on Delmark Records…

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September 2021

Ian Gindes: Piano Recital

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Program: Aaron Copland (1900-1990) Four Piano Blues      "Muted and Sensuous” Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Seven Compositions      Prelude Op. 32 No. 10 in B Minor      Lilacs Op. 21 No. 5      Liebesleid (Kreisler Transcription)      Étude Op. 33 No. 5 in D Minor      Étude Op. 33 No. 7 in G Minor      Étude Op. 39 No. 1 in C Minor      Étude Op. 39 No. 8 in D minor Earl…

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Elizabeth’s Piano Showcase: Classical Piano Recital

September 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Livestream link to this concert will be sent with ticket purchase. Rupa Elizabeth Sprecher is from Chicago and attends Roosevelt University. She has played the piano for over 12 years and is in the Bachelors of Musical Arts (BMA) Program with Piano Performance as a primary emphasis and Creative Writing as a secondary emphasis. Elizabeth was previously taught by Yumy Kim and is currently studying with Winston Choi. She participated in master classes taught by Angela Cheng, Alvin Chow, Jean-Louis…

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The Interdisciplinary Ensemble, Kosmologia Presents “Dreaming/Undreaming”

September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$10 – $20

Dreaming/Undreaming was commissioned as a music video by The Princeton Festival in June 2021. In the Ear Taxi Festival version, pianist Natasha Stojanovska performs a live recital of music created by Carmen-Helena Téllez alongside works by J.S. Bach, while eliciting videos in real time by Camilla Tassi and Ryan Belock, with dramaturgy by Chía Patiño, and movement by Alexa Capareda. In the performance of Saturday, September 18, Kosmologia will present the original array of videos as designed by the creators.…

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The Interdisciplinary Ensemble, Kosmologia Presents “Dreaming/Undreaming”

September 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$10 – $20

Dreaming/Undreaming was commissioned as a music video by The Princeton Festival in June 2021. In the Ear Taxi Festival version, pianist Natasha Stojanovska performs a live recital of music created by Carmen-Helena Téllez alongside works by J.S. Bach, while eliciting videos in real time by Camilla Tassi and Ryan Belock, with dramaturgy by Chía Patiño, and movement by Alexa Capareda. In the performance of Saturday, September 18, Kosmologia will present the original array of videos as designed by the creators.…

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Marie Alatalo: Bernstein Touches, Ligeti etudes, Torke Blue Pacific, Crumb Makrokosmos I

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This event will be available both live and in person. If you purchase a ticket a link to the livestream will be sent ahead of the concert to the email used to purchase the ticket. Dr. Marie Alatalo has appeared in concerts throughout the United States and Japan, capturing attention with a repertoire embracing both classical and contemporary literature. She has been heard in Chicago at such popular venues as WFMT radio, Mayne Stage, Music Institute of Chicago, Chopin Theater,…

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October 2021

Ketevan Kartvelishvili: Piano Recital

October 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

"I’ve heard her perform in public many times, and each time the audience reacted as I’ve not heard since Horowitz took the stage. Had Ketevan Kartvelishvili lived in any era, she would have been hailed as a keyboard giant.” — PAUL HARVEY, JR. Ketevan Kartvelishvili was born to a family of physicists in Tbilisi, Georgia. Her extraordinary talent was recognized at the age of five. When she was twelve, she made her debut performance with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra. Ketevan…

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A Musical Tribute To Lynn Harrell

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

A musical celebration of cello legend Lynn Harrell who passed away in 2020, by his former student John Henry Crawford, cello; and his long time recital partner, pianist and Steinway Artist Victor Santiago Asunción. Victor Santiago Asuncion Hailed by The Washington Post for his “poised and imaginative playing,” Filipino-American pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion has appeared in concert halls in Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Spain, Turkey and the USA, as a recitalist and concerto soloist.…

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Rafael Vivanco presents The Guitar in Peru: 1786 to Present

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Rafael Vivanco Rafael Vivanco started playing the guitar at the age of 11 in Peru. He went on to complete his Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance at the University of British Columbia in Canada, and his Master's at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Rafael was sponsored to perform and teach in the US for over 10 years by Sherry Brener, the Spanish guitar importer and Guitarra Magazine editor who collaborated with icons such as Andres Segovia and Christopher…

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Isabelle Olivier: Earth, Wind, and Art – Harp solo with new music

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

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, arranged and recorded ten records and a DVD. She is a composer dealing with serveral genres : jazz, Celtic and contemporary music. She also had the opportunity to share her musical expertise…

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PianoForte Studios is located at 1335 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605.

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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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