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September 2019

Timothy McAllister and Mischa Zupko – New Classical Music for Tenor and Alto Saxophone and Piano

September 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

Acclaimed saxophonist Timothy McAllister is one of today’s premier wind soloists, a member of the renowned PRISM Quartet, and a champion of contemporary music credited with over forty recordings and two hundred premières of new compositions by eminent and emerging composers worldwide. McAllister has appeared with more than forty of the world's most prominent orchestras and ensembles in over twenty countries, and he has the distinction of being only the second saxophone soloist to appear in the 120-year history of…

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Live Album Recording: 2 Hot 2 Tango – Argentine Tango Concert with Bandoneón and Piano

September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Live album recording is not dead. In one take, barefoot Argentine Tango musicians Ben Bogart and Winnie Cheung respond to the sights, smells and heartbeats of Pianoforte’s attentive audience, and commit to bare all as artists of our times to truths of our times: that our planet depends on us, and our society needs the arts. The bandoneon-piano duo explores the expressive range of Argentine tango music on the Tiny Footprint Tango Tour. Aiming to transport the audience to a…

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FilAm Music Foundation NFP Presents A Violin and Piano Duo Recital with Diomedes Saraza Jr., violin Victor Santiago Asunción, piano

September 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Diomedes Saraza Jr., violin and Victor Santiago Asunción, piano will perform works by Beethoven, Frank, and Abelardo. Victor Santiago Asunción, Piano Pianist Victor Santiago Asunción is recognized as an artist of innate musical sensitivity, spirited temperament, and superb technique. As a recitalist and concerto soloist, he has appeared in concert halls in Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Spain, Turkey, and the United States. He made is orchestral debut at the age of eighteen with the Manila Chamber Orchestra,…

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October 2019

Jukebox Saloon – Colby Beserra and Dan Lipton

October 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Chicago-based vocalist Colby Beserra and NYC keyboard whiz Dan Lipton bring their strong musicality and love of a good song to the Jukebox Saloon. Inspired by the classic Tony Bennett / Bill Evans duo records, a pair of pros strips down and re-engineers their favorite songs with a sense of musical adventure. Beserra and Lipton create unique, jazzed-out interpretations of songs you know and songs they’d like you to hear. Their debut album Jukebox Saloon Vol.1 was a strictly piano-voice…

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Senri Oe: “Hmmm” Solo Performance

October 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

PianoForte presents special solo piano version of ‘Hmmm’. “Hmmm” is the latest album filled with dramatic tunes by Senri Oe Trio, and Senri’s challenge of solo piano at PianoForte sounds more dynamic and gorgeous, takes all audience to the journey of fantasy in their own minds. Jazz pianist Senri Oe will release his first-ever trio jazz album titled HMMM on September 20 on PND Records; the single from HMMM titled “Orange Desert,” will be released on September 4 digitally on…

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Nazar Dzhuryn and Wonyoung Jung: Cello and Violin Duo Recital

October 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$10

Cellist Nazar Dzhuryn and violinist Wonyoung Jung will perform works by Bach, Mozart, Ravel, and Handel. Program: Bach: Two Part Inventions Mozart: Duo KV423 Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello Handel-Halvorsen: Passacaglia

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A Musical Voyage of Venetian Baroque

October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

This event is free and open to the public. Please register to reserve your seat. Gianluca Campi, accordion Arianna Menesini, cello Laura Lanzetti, piano PROGRAM: A. Vivaldi Concerto in sib A. Vivaldi Fantasy from "The Four Seasons"  B. Marcello Largo G. P. Reverberi Rondo' Veneziano Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with PianoForte Foundation Born in Genoa in 1976, Gianluca Campi began studying accordion at the age of 11, under the direction of Giorgio Bicchieri. At 12 years of age, he participated and…

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Blueprints, Figure 1 – Record Release with the Markus Rutz Quintet

October 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

A reception will follow the concert. Blueprints Figure 1: Frameworks will be a new release with Origin Records! Pre-release copies are available in early August with the release date of September 20th!! Brice Winston - saxophonist for 15 years with the Terrence Blanchard band is featured guest on Blueprints. Also featured are New York City bassist Marcos Varela and drummer Xavier Breaker who is presently with the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio. This album navigates diverse ensemble and stylistic directions. From…

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Christian Kälberer performs Bach’s Die Kunst Der Fuge (Art of the Fugue)

October 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Christian Kälberer will perform the original version of Bach’s Art of the Fugue. This tour marks 275 years since the date of composition. The Art of Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach is regarded as the most fundamental achievement of musical history which, in the version of the print edition, also belongs to the unquestioned canon of interpretive history. The burden of the work had hitherto been so heavy that one could easily overlook the fragmentary and sometimes foreign character of…

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Atlantic Harp Duo: Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales

October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

The Atlantic Harp Duo’s newest production brings to life a selection of the most timeless stories from our cultural heritage: classics such as Sleeping Beauty and Tom Thumb, morality tales of wolves and sheep, and myths from Ancient Greece. Harpists Marta Power and Elizabeth Jaxon offer audiences a rich combination of music and storytelling. “Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.” —Sue Monk Kidd Among…

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CANCELLED: AWAVE: a multimedia concert experience for flute, piano, video, and electronics written by Guillermo Laporta

October 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This concert is postponed, and will be offered at a date that is to be determined. Rooted in the influences of the symphonic sound, classical chamber music, theatrical sound design, and soundtrack composition. AWAVE blends sound and space through Guillermo’s own music, words, and images. Through musical documentary, this journey presents portraits of real people, field recordings of the environment from all over the world and custom made electronic generated sounds. This performance has an open, modular structure: each piece…

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Bachtoberfest 2019: A celebration of the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach

October 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$25

Keith Norbutt, flute Wendy Lin, flute Hannah Barton, violin Bahareh Poureslami, soprano Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor Karina Kontorovitch, piano and the Bachtoberfestival Orchestra Program: Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1039 Sinfonia, from BWV 21 Cantata “Ich habe genug,” BWV 82a Aria “Erbarme dich,” from BWV 55 Selections from Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Laudamus te; Domine Deus; Benedictus) Aria “Frohe Hirten,” from BWV 248 Brandenburg Concerto #4, BWV 1049

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November 2019

Josephine Beavers & The Ed Vodicka Quintet: Jazz & The Great American Songbook

November 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$25

Vocalist Josephine Beavers celebrates the pre-release of her landmark recording "Prime Time" with music from Jazz & The Great American Songbook. Josephine will be joined by the Ed Vodicka Quintet featuring trumpet master Orbert Davis at Chicago’s charming and intimate concert venue, PianoForte Chicago on South Michigan Avenue. Choose from two evenings -- Friday November 1st, or Saturday November 2nd! Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments, with the performance beginning at 7:30. See more about Josephine at www.josephinebeavers.com . .…

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Josephine Beavers & The Ed Vodicka Quintet: Jazz & The Great American Songbook

November 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$25

Vocalist Josephine Beavers celebrates the pre-release of her landmark recording "Prime Time" with music from Jazz & The Great American Songbook. Josephine will be joined by the Ed Vodicka Quintet featuring trumpet master Orbert Davis at Chicago’s charming and intimate concert venue, PianoForte Chicago on South Michigan Avenue. Choose from two evenings -- Friday November 1st, or Saturday November 2nd! Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments, with the performance beginning at 7:30. See more about Josephine at www.josephinebeavers.com . .…

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Paul Marinaro and Jeremy Kahn: Jazz Vocal and Piano

November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This event is sponsored by WDCB. https://wdcb.org/

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Serbia Around the Piano World

November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

Renowned Serbian artists will take you on a journey through the sounds of contemporary music from around the world, combined with Serbian traditional and jazz music. Presented in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia- The Office for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region Deputy Director Mr Rastko Jankovic Special thanks to Natasha Bogojevich Works by Tajcevic, Mokranjac, Bogojevich, Despic, Krstajic, Cruixent, Barcelo, Pruzhansky, Porto Artwork by Miljan Suknovic

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Remo Anzovino Live in Chicago!

November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

This concert is free and open to the public. You must register to reserve a seat. As part of the ITALIAN SOUNDS project of New Age Productions, pianist composer Remo Anzovino, considered one of the most influential, innovative and eclectic exponents of Italian contemporary music scene, "Nastro d'Argento 2019" (special category "Musica nell'Arte”), after the resounding successes achieved in his concerts in Tokyo and Osaka last May, will be touring United States (Chicago 16 - Washington 18 - New York…

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A Spanish Guitar Homage to Joaquín Rodrigo

November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Rafael Vivanco, guitar, Tami Sikina, piano, and singer Lisa Zane will present a selection of traditional Spanish music. Luis Rafael Vivanco started playing the guitar at the age of 11 in Peru. He performed regularly at venues in Lima while studying classical guitar with Alonso Acosta Ojeda. He went on to complete his Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and his Masters at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He studied with…

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December 2019

Eugene Mursky: Piano Recital

December 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Eugene Mursky was born in Tashkent, the capitol of Uzbekistan in the former USSR. He received his first piano instructions when he was six years old at a youth music school. Two years later, he was admitted to the class of the famous piano pedagogue, Tamar Popovich, at an institute for highly talented children. At the age of twelve, Mursky made his first trip to Moscow to study with Professor Lev Naumov. The following year, at age 13, he achieved…

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Duo F.A.E. +1: Iconic Piano Trios

December 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

In 2012, Duo F.A.E. was co-founded by violinist Charlene Kluegel and pianist Katherine Petersen who had become close friends, having met at the Aspen Music Festival several years prior. The duo takes its name from the motto of virtuoso violinist Joseph Joachim and composer Johannes Brahms “Frei Aber Einsam” meaning “Free but Alone.” The duo brought new meaning to this motto, doing all of their rehearsing and concertizing while living in Canada and the U.S. respectively at the inception of…

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Rabia Brooke: Violin Recital

December 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

This event is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat you must register. Any remaining seats will be offered on a first come first serve basis on the night of the concert. Equally at home as a solo, chamber, and orchestral player, Rabia Brooke is an award-winning violinist whose performance experiences span a wide range of repertoire, styles, and collaborators. This season, Miss Brooke will perform at the Musician Club of Women Award Winner Concert Series in…

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January 2020

Ulli Meta

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

This is a free event. To reserve a seat we ask that you register. Any remaining seats will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis on the day of the show. ULLI META is a German-born Chicago Composer, Singer-Songwriter, and Lyricist. She is a pianist, vocalist, and guitarist continuously exploring the possibilities of life with more than 200 compositions/songs in her repertoire. In her compositions and spontaneous creations she combines various cultural (intra - and inter human) experiences and styles from…

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Christopher Goodpasture: Late Piano Music

January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

This event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you register to reserve your seat. Any remaining seats will be offered on a first come first serve basis on the day of the event. Praised by the Dallas Morning News for his “rhetorical grandeur, romantic warmth, and surefire technique”, Christopher Goodpasture has established himself as a musician of refined style. The Toronto Concert Review described his playing as a “rare combination of strength, energy and sublime…

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Stories We Share: Rarely Heard Chamber Music for Baroque Instruments

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Kiyoe Matsuura and Sun Chang present a program based on doctrine of the affections, featuring rarely performed music. The doctrine of the affections was a theory that permeated much of the music of the baroque period. This widespread doctrine posited that music was capable of arousing a variety of specific emotions within the listener. René Descartes, more specifically, held the belief that there were six basic affects: Admiration, Love, Hatred, Desire, Joy and Sorrow, which could be combined together into…

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February 2020

Chicago Film Club: Screening of “Fallen Angel” with discussion afterward

February 3 @ 6:35 pm - 8:45 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$5

Fallen Angel (1945) Dana Andrews stars as a grifter hoping to swindle two rich sisters (Alice Faye and Anne Revere) while romancing Stella (Linda Darnell) a diner waitress. This was director Otto Preminger's follow-up to "Laura" released the year before. All admissions: $5 Chicago Film Club If you love classic movies, this is the club for you. You’ll have fun learning about the classical Hollywood period of filmmaking as well as interacting with other classic movie fans. Each movie will…

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Jean-Michel Pilc: Solo Piano

February 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Self-taught pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc will perform a concert of his original work. Born in 1960 in Paris, now an American citizen, self-taught pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc has performed with numerous jazz giants: Roy Haynes, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Jean Toussaint, Rick Margitza, Martial Solal, Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, Marcus Miller, Kenny Garrett, Lenny White, Chris Potter, John Abercrombie, Mingus Dynasty & Big Band, Lew Soloff, Richard Bona etc. He has also worked with Harry Belafonte, as his…

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Beethoven Cello Sonatas with Paul Dwyer and Julia Siciliano

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Paul Dwyer and Julia Siciliano will perform Beethoven Cello Sonatas 2, 5, and 3. German-American cellist Paul Dwyer was born in Munster, Indiana, but spent the most formative years of his life (according to Freud) in Vienna, where he decided to play the double bass, but was told he’s too small. At age eight his family moved to Munich, where Paul spent most of his time playing soccer, running subversive school newspapers and transcribing Metallicasongs for a heavy metal cello quartet he…

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Renewed Mind Live Presents…”Collaborations” ft. Joseph Garner

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$10

An evening of improvisational music, collaboration & conversation, networking, guest artists. Created to Create, and Inspired to Inspire...Our featured artist JOSEPH GARNER IS A CREATIVE PIANIST, MUSIC PRODUCER AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER. HE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO. A SOOTHING ATMOSPHERE FULL OF INSPIRATION ACCOMPANIES HIS CREATIVE GENUIS. JOSEPH'S MUSIC IS A FUSION OF CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN, GOSPEL, CLASSICAL AND JAZZ MUSIC.

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Kristin Taylor: Nordic Piano Music

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Dr. Kristín Jónína Taylor is an Icelandic-American pianist who has been enthusiastically received for her performances of Nordic piano works, including the North American premiere of Jón Nordal’s Piano Concerto in 2003 and programs by invitation in Washington D.C. for the Ambassador of Iceland and President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir. She has performed widely in the U.S. as well as in Iceland, France, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Serbia, and Lithuania. As a foreign student in Iceland when she was 16,…

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Chicago Film Club: Screening of “They Drive By Night” with discussion afterward

February 24 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$5

"They Drive By Night" (1940) George Raft and Humphrey Bogart play brothers and independent truck drivers. It's a tough going for the two, battling against the big trucking companies, but somehow they always come through. Along the way they meet waitress Ann Sheridan and Ida Lupino, the latter bent on a romance with Raft in spite of the fact he's in love with Sheridan. The film did wonders for Lupino's career, supposedly audiences clapped during her courtroom scenes. After this…

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Chopin in the City Festival: Rob Clearfield and the Ben Lewis Trio – WDCB Live Broadcast

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

Rob Clearfield, piano, and the Ben Lewis Trio (Ben Lewis, piano, Gregory Artry, drums, and Larry Kohut, bass) will perform as a part of the Chopin in the City Festival. The concert will be broadcast live on WDCB. This event is sponsored by WDCB. https://wdcb.org/

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March 2020

Orion Ensemble with guest violist Stephen Boe

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$30

Program: Alessandro Rolla CONCERTANTE DUO in E-Flat Major for Violin and Viola, Op. 5 Sebastian Huydts Selected Movements from Delicias de Blancanieves (27 Spanish Fairy Tales) (2015) Justinian Tamusuza MU KKUBO ERY’OMUSAALABA for Clarinet Quartet (1993) (Arr. by Kathryne Pirtle and Florentina Ramniceanu) Antonin Dvorak PIANO QUARTET in E-Flat Major, Op. 87 About the Orion Ensmble: Florentina Ramniceanu, Violin Judy Stone, Cello Kathryne Pirtle, Clarinet Diana Schmück, Piano Recognized as one of Chicago’s finest chamber music groups, the ORION ENSEMBLE…

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Ketevan Kartvelishvili: Piano Recital

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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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Daniel Baer: Piano Recital – An Afternoon of French, American, and Polish Music

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

The New York Times has hailed Daniel Baer as a pianist who plays with “fluidity, warmth, and sparkle” who “achieved the often elusive…goal of putting virtuosity at the service of bigger ideas.” He has performed across the United States and Europe, including in solo and collaborative recitals at the International Bergen Arts Festival, the Grieg Society of Oslo, Avery Fischer Hall, Kilbourn Hall, Nichols Hall, and Steinway Hall. Dr. Baer won first prize, the Marshall Prize, at the 2015 Grieg…

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Rabia Brooke: Violin Recital

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

Equally at home as a solo, chamber, and orchestral player, Rabia Brooke is an award-winning violinist whose performance experiences span a wide range of repertoire, styles, and collaborators. This season, Miss Brooke will perform at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and Alice Tully Hall as a member of the Juilliard Orchestra, solo works at PianoForte Studios, Award Winner Concert Series in Preston Bradly Hall and premier works by local composer, Mischa Zupko. Last season Rabia performed at the Aspen Music Festival…

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Chicago Film Club: Screening of “High Sierra” with discussion afterward

March 11 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$5

"High Sierra" (1941) After the success of "They Drive By Night," Ida Lupino was emerging as a major star at Warner Bros. Humphrey Bogart desperate to advance to lead roles, talked George Raft (director Raul Walsh's first choice) out of taking the role. It proved to be a breakout performance; he would never again play second leads. Bogart plays Roy (Mad Dog) Earle recently released from prison and eager for one big time robbery so he can retire in comfort.…

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CANCELED: Ling-Ju Lai: Toccatas & Sonatas – Piano Recital

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any purchased tickets will be refunded and should appear on your card in the next few days. There are tentative plans to reschedule, but no date has been set. To stay informed sign up for our email newsletter here: https://pianofortechicago.com/newsletter/ LING-JU LAI, a native of Taiwan, has garnered consistently favorable reviews for her creative interpretation of Baroque keyboard music, particularly the music of J.S. Bach. Sir András Schiff expresses, “Ms.…

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CANCELED: Chicago Cabaret Week: Simply Scotty – Scott Gryder with Nick Sula

March 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$15

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any purchased tickets will be refunded and should appear on your card in the next few days. With his zany, heartfelt songbook of Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and specialty ditties, that ‘one-man parade of entertainment’ Scott Gryder, with the amazing Nick Sula on piano, brings a night of musical mayhem to PianoForte with SIMPLY SCOTTY!

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CANCELED: Tobias James: An Evening of Polish Classical Guitar Music

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any purchased tickets will be refunded and should appear on your card in the next few days.  Rising guitarist Tobias James “performs with great energy, musicality, technique and a genuine enthusiasm for the repertoire” (Jason Vieaux, Grammy-Award winning guitarist) and is bursting onto the musical scene with great passion. A native of the Chicago area, Tobias was born into a musical family where he started to play Suzuki classical guitar…

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CANCELED: Perpetual Motion Etudes – CD & Book Release with Jeremy Siskind and Angelin Chang

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Jeremy Siskind is celebrating the release of a new book and CD of his Perpetual Motion Etudes by performing a special classical-meets-jazz crossover album with Grammy-winning pianist Angelin Chang. The two will exchange written-out performances and improvised explorations, showcasing their virtuosity while staring in the face of musical danger. Fans of Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea, Nikolai Kapustin, Herbie Hancock, Fred Hersch, Egberto Gismonti, and others will love this performance. MTNA…

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CANCELED: Chicago Cabaret Week: Arlene Armstrong

March 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$25

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any purchased tickets will be refunded and should appear on your card in the next few days. Singer Arlene Armstrong will perform as a part of Chicago Cabaret Week. Actor-Director-Musician. A multi-hyphenate before she was out of grade school. As a kid, she put on shows for the neighborhood in her basement; auditioning all the acts, writing the shows and building the sets. But, when she got the role of…

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CANCELED: The Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas: Concert 1

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any purchased tickets will be refunded and should appear on your card in the next few days. There are tentative plans to reschedule, but no date has been set. To stay informed sign up for our email newsletter here: https://pianofortechicago.com/newsletter/ Dmitri Makhtin, violin and Julia Siciliano, piano will perform Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 1, 2, 3, and 10. Dmitri Makhtin, violin Born in St Petersburg in 1975, Dmitri Makhtin started his…

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CANCELED: The Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas: Concert 2

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any purchased tickets will be refunded and should appear on your card in the next few days. There are tentative plans to reschedule, but no date has been set. To stay informed sign up for our email newsletter here: https://pianofortechicago.com/newsletter/ Dmitri Makhtin, violin and Julia Siciliano, piano will perform Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 6, 8, and 7. Dmitri Makhtin, violin Born in St Petersburg in 1975, Dmitri Makhtin started his musical…

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CANCELED: The Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas: Concert 3

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

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any purchased tickets will be refunded and should appear on your card in the next few days. There are tentative plans to reschedule, but no date has been set. To stay informed sign up for our email newsletter here: https://pianofortechicago.com/newsletter/ Dmitri Makhtin, violin and Julia Siciliano, piano will perform Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 4, 5, and 9. Dmitri Makhtin, violin Born in St Petersburg in 1975, Dmitri Makhtin started his musical…

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CANCELED: Chicago Cabaret Week: Cynthia Clarey – Bridge Over Muddied Waters

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$25

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any purchased tickets will be refunded and should appear on your card in the next few days. The waters in our country have been muddied with hate, fear, and division. What are we going to do about it? Can we do anything about it? Join Cynthia as she traces where we've been and how we got here, finding truth, compassion and humor along the way.

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Chicago Film Club: Screening of “Leave Her to Heaven” with discussion afterward

March 30 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$5

"Leave Her to Heaven" (1945) Considered one of the few films noir shot in Technicolor, "Leave Her to Heaven" was one of the biggest hits of the 1940s. Gene Tierney plays Ellen Berent a woman whose jealousy and possessiveness destroys the lives of those who get in her way. All admissions: $5 Chicago Film Club If you love classic movies, this is the club for you. You’ll have fun learning about the classical Hollywood period of filmmaking as well as…

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April 2020

Chicago Film Club: Screening of “The Woman in the Window” with discussion afterward

April 8 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$5

The Woman in the Window (1944) stars Edward G. Robinson as a mild-mannered college professor who gets involved with a mysterious woman (Joan Bennett). In the time span of one weekend, the professor’s life is turned upside down with no easy solution in site. This film was directed by the legendary Fritz Lang (Metropolis) and features classic black and white cinematography by Milton R. Krasner. Chicago Film Club If you love classic movies, this is the club for you. You’ll…

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CANCELED: Erin Murphy and Kirstin Ihde: Day and Night – Modern Flute and Piano Duos by Women Composers

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. There are tentative plans to reschedule, but no date has been set. To stay informed sign up for our email newsletter here: https://pianofortechicago.com/newsletter/ Erin K. Murphy frequently performs with orchestras, in chamber music collaborations, and as a soloist throughout the U.S. and abroad. She holds flute performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University, and University of Michigan. In addition, she earned a performance certificate while studying in England at…

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Chicago Film Club: Screening of “This Gun for Hire” with discussion afterward

April 22 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$5

This Gun for Hire (1942) is the film that made Alan Ladd a star and paired him with Veronica Lake, making them one of the most popular screen teams. Ladd stars as Raven a hired gun double crossed by his employer who reports him to the Los Angeles police department. Enter Veronica Lake, an entertainer and girlfriend of the detective, (Robert Preston) assigned to the case against Raven. Chicago Film Club If you love classic movies, this is the club…

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CANCELED: A Performance of Morton Feldman’s “Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello”

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$15

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any purchased tickets will be refunded and should appear on your card in the next few days. There are tentative plans to reschedule, but no date has been set. To stay informed sign up for our email newsletter here: https://pianofortechicago.com/newsletter/ Myra Hinrichs, Nicholas Jeffery, Kelly Quesada, and Christopher Narloch will perform Morton Feldman’s “Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello.” After graduating from Oberlin College and Conservatory in violin performance, Myra Hinrichs moved to Chicago, where she…

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May 2020

Nicholas Ross: A Recital for the Left Hand Alone

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

Pianist and researcher Nick Ross specializes in repertoire for the left hand alone, in programs that feature music by Leopold Godowsky and contemporary composers Kent Holliday, Brian Pearson and Philip Martin among others. Ross’ previous concerts, recordings and research focused on neglected repertoire of the early Twentieth Century by such composers as Leopold Godowsky and Arthur Honegger. In his research, he has also focused on proportional structures and the golden ratio in the music of Mozart, Debussy, Bartók and others.…

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Chicago Film Club: Screening of “Scarlet Street” with discussion afterward

May 4 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$5

Scarlet Street (1945) reunited Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett (The Woman in the Window) in a new noir tale. Robinson is a shy, lonely man stuck in a loveless marriage to a woman who demeans him on a daily basis, comparing him constantly to her late first husband. When Robinson sees Bennett being ruffed up by her boyfriend (Dan Duryea), he steps in to save her. Little did Robinson realize that his good deed would lead to a series…

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CANCELED: The Orion Ensemble with guests Stephen Boe, Viola, and Mathias Tacke, violin

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$30

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. To stay informed about any concert rescheduling sign up for our email newsletter here: https://pianofortechicago.com/newsletter/ Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart CLARINET QUINTET in A Major, K. 581 Alexander Borodin STRING QUARTET No. 2 in D Major Robert Schumann PIANO QUINTET in E-Flat Major, Op. 44 Florentina Ramniceanu, Violin Judy Stone, Cello Kathryne Pirtle, Clarinet Diana Schmück, Piano Recognized as one of Chicago’s finest chamber music groups, the ORION ENSEMBLE has been…

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CANCELED: Horacio Lavandera – Piano Recital

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

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. All tickets have been refunded in full. To stay informed about any concert rescheduling sign up for our email newsletter here: https://pianofortechicago.com/newsletter/ Worldly recognized, renowned American critic Ted Gioia (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, etc) included Horacio Lavanderas ECM recording with music by Dino Saluzzi in the Top 20 Best Albums of the year in 2015. It was recorded in Oslo by one industry legend, the German producer Manfred…

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CANCELED: Helene Papadopoulos: Piano Recital

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. All tickets have been refunded in full. There are tentative plans to reschedule, but no date has been set. To stay informed sign up for our email newsletter here: https://pianofortechicago.com/newsletter/ French pianist Helene Papadopoulos will perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Hélène Papadopoulos is a pianist with a complex and highly sensitive personality. She is a searching artist who seeks deep insight into the music and into the art of piano playing.…

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Chicago Film Club: Screening of “Call Northside 777” with discussion afterward

May 20 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$5

Call Northside 777 (1948) is based on a true story and shot entirely on location in Chicago. James Stewart plays a newspaper man who tries to help a poor woman get her son out of jail, believing he is not guilty of the murder he was sent to prison for. Using old fashioned shoe leather and the latest technology, Stewart comes to believe justice has not been served. Chicago Film Club If you love classic movies, this is the club…

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Josh Modney and Jacob Greenberg: American Avant-Garde: Lewis, Braxton, Carter

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$10

Josh Modney is a violinist devoted to creative musicmaking. A “new-music luminary,” “superb violinist” (The New York Times), and “multitasking virtuoso” (The New Yorker) hailed for “jaw-dropping technical skill…” and as “one of today’s most intrepid experimentalists” (Bandcamp Daily), Modney collaborates with a wide array of renowned ensembles and artists as part of a broad scene of adventurous music that thrives at the nexus of composition, improvisation, and interpretation. Modney is violinist and Executive Director of the Wet Ink Ensemble…

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World Premiere: The Maud Powell Project – Megan Healy, violin

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Denver-based violinist Megan Healy is an active pedagogue, recitalist, and performer of orchestral and chamber music. Megan enjoys a multifaceted career as a freelance performing artist and teacher. Upcoming projects include an album of five new works for solo violin written by American composers Lauren Bernofsky, Elisabeth Blair, Stephanie Ann Boyd, Jessica Meyer, and Hilary Purrington, inspired by and dedicated to Maud Powell. These works will be performed in a variety of contexts, including a recital tour, interdisciplinary performances, educational…

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June 2020

Chicago Film Club: Screening of “Gaslight” with discussion afterward

June 3 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$5

Gaslight (1944) is a historical drama with noir overtones. It features beautiful black and white photography and an Academy Award winning performance from Ingrid Bergman as Paula, the wife of a man (Charles Boyer) who may be trying to drive her crazy. The film is tautly directed by George Cukor who guided a 16-year-old Angela Lansbury to an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress in her film debut. Chicago Film Club If you love classic movies, this is the club…

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CANCELED: Lakeshore Rush: Nature’s Palette

June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. There are tentative plans to reschedule for some time in August, but no date has been set. To stay informed sign up for our email newsletter here: https://pianofortechicago.com/newsletter/ Lakeshore Rush will perform chamber works by Dutilleux, Gillespie, Mazzoli, Mellits, and Piazzolla. Lakeshore Rush comprises extraordinary musicians from Chicago who are delighting audiences of all ages with riveting contemporary and classical standards and forgotten masterpieces, characterized by programmatic innovation, synergistic collaborative…

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Bob Mamet: 7 Time Chart-topping Jazz Pianist and Composer performs a special Livestream Concert

June 25 @ 8:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

7-Time Chart-topping Jazz pianist and composer Bob Mamet will be performing a special Livestream solo piano concert from the PianoForte studios. This is a free online-only event streaming on Youtube, Facebook Live, and on the PianoForte website. The performance will feature a mix of standards and classics, as well as some originals and fan favorites. Bob will also debut 2 brand new compositions performed “live” for the first time. See the links below to tune in on any of the…

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Chicago Film Club: Screening of “House of Strangers” with discussion afterward

June 26 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$5

House of Strangers (1949) is a family drama starring Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, and Richard Conte. Robinson stars as Gino Monetti a self-made man who made his fortune banking. He has four sons. Three sons work with Gino at the bank. His other son, Max (Richard Conte) is a lawyer who rents office space in the bank. The sons that work with their father resent him because he belittles and insults them at every opportunity. When Gino is found…

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July 2020

Isabelle Olivier: SMILE

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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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 Summer Series at Pianoforte, she will welcome you into her composing, improvising and performing process. Each concert will be at the crossroad of classical, jazz, traditional, and world music, featuring pieces from various composers, as well as originals. Every week, she will perform a new solo set, full of surprises. Isabelle Olivier is thrilled to perform every Thursday at 6:30 PM, from July 9…

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Isabelle Olivier: SMILE

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 13, 2020

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 Summer Series at Pianoforte, she will welcome you into her composing, improvising and performing process. Each concert will be at the crossroad of classical, jazz, traditional, and world music, featuring pieces from various composers, as well as originals. Every week, she will perform a new solo set, full of surprises. Isabelle Olivier is thrilled to perform every Thursday at 6:30 PM, from July 9…

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Isabelle Olivier: SMILE

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 13, 2020

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 Summer Series at Pianoforte, she will welcome you into her composing, improvising and performing process. Each concert will be at the crossroad of classical, jazz, traditional, and world music, featuring pieces from various composers, as well as originals. Every week, she will perform a new solo set, full of surprises. Isabelle Olivier is thrilled to perform every Thursday at 6:30 PM, from July 9…

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CANCELED: Lars Hoefs and Grisha Krivchenia: Cello and Piano Recital

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. All tickets have been refunded in full. To stay informed about any concert rescheduling sign up for our email newsletter here: https://pianofortechicago.com/newsletter/ Lars Hoefs and Grisha Krivchenia will present an emotional and lively program, presenting two great sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven and works by Heitor Villa-Lobos and contemporary Brazilian masters. American cellist Lars Hoefs performs and teaches in South America, the United States, and Europe. Lars has established himself…

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CANCELLED: A Guitar Tribute to Mathias Maestro: The Mysterious 18th Century Artist

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

This concert is cancelled until further notice. Check our page for an update to see this artist. Rafael Vivanco, guitar, and Gisella Milla Adams, soprano, present a concert featuring traditional music from the Viceroyalty of Peru. Rafael Vivanco started playing the guitar at the age of 11 in Peru. He performed regularly at venues in Lima while studying classical guitar with Alonso Acosta Ojeda. He went on to complete his Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance at the…

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Isabelle Olivier: SMILE

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 13, 2020

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 Summer Series at Pianoforte, she will welcome you into her composing, improvising and performing process. Each concert will be at the crossroad of classical, jazz, traditional, and world music, featuring pieces from various composers, as well as originals. Every week, she will perform a new solo set, full of surprises. Isabelle Olivier is thrilled to perform every Thursday at 6:30 PM, from July 9…

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August 2020

Isabelle Olivier: SMILE

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 13, 2020

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 Summer Series at Pianoforte, she will welcome you into her composing, improvising and performing process. Each concert will be at the crossroad of classical, jazz, traditional, and world music, featuring pieces from various composers, as well as originals. Every week, she will perform a new solo set, full of surprises. Isabelle Olivier is thrilled to perform every Thursday at 6:30 PM, from July 9…

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Isabelle Olivier: SMILE

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 13, 2020

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 Summer Series at Pianoforte, she will welcome you into her composing, improvising and performing process. Each concert will be at the crossroad of classical, jazz, traditional, and world music, featuring pieces from various composers, as well as originals. Every week, she will perform a new solo set, full of surprises. Isabelle Olivier is thrilled to perform every Thursday at 6:30 PM, from July 9…

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September 2020

onstage/offstage: Jewish Kaleidoscope

September 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20 – $70

NSCMF’s veteran artists pianist William Wolfram, cellist Mark Kosower, and clarinetist Ilya Shterenberg, join our directors Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe in exploring the many dimensions of Jewish and Israeli music in a concert supported by the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, culminating in a world premiere of a new work by the celebrated Israeli composer Avner Dorman. The onstage/offstage series brings the magic of the annual summer festival to downtown Chicago during the 2O2O-21 season. Now that guidelines…

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onstage/offstage: Love Triangle

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20 – $70

One of the most poignant love stories in classical music is that of the complex relationship between the brilliant but troubled composer Robert Schumann, his adoring wife – celebrity pianist Clara Schumann – and the beguiling and devoted Johannes Brahms. The onstage/offstage series brings the magic of the annual summer festival to downtown Chicago during the 2O2O-21 season. Now that guidelines are permitting in-person concerts we are so pleased to welcome you back inside the concert hall. Each event is presented live-in-person in the…

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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

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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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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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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