PianoForte Foundation March events

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PianoForte Foundation March events - 02/09/09 04:29 PM

**Note: Some of our concerts are being held in new venues this year. Please note the locations on each listing.

For tickets and information about all concerts, visit www.pianofortefoundation.org, or call (312) 291-0291.



FRIDAY, MARCH 6

Bryan Wallick, piano

Wallick performs a preview of his Ravinia Rising Stars concert later this evening

Series: PianoForte Salon Series at Columbia College Chicago

Location: Sherwood Conservatory, 1312 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

12:15 pm

FREE admission



THURSDAY, MARCH 12

Kelly Brand Nextet

The Kelly Brand Nextet is the brain-child of Chicago pianist/composer Kelly Brand. The ensemble, a vehicle for Brand’s compositional vision features a crew of top-notch Windy City musicians who swing with an aggressive edge. (AllAboutJazz.com) Marian McPartland calls Brand "a fine young pianist who plays her own music with elegance and sensitivity." You won't want to miss hearing this world-class quintet featuring Brand (piano), Geof Bradfield (sax/flute), Art Davis (trumpet), Kelly Sill (bass), and Jon Deitemyer (percussion)!

Series: WDCB Jazz Salon at Mayslake

Location: Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

7:00 pm bar / 7:30 pm concert

$25 premium / $18 general / $15 students,seniors



FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Joel Fan, piano

Program TBA

Series: PianoForte Salon Series at Columbia College Chicago

Location: Sherwood Conservatory, 1312 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

12:15 pm

FREE admission



FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Sam Burckhardt Trio

Sam Burckhardt and his group craft "warm, sweetly textured originals that strike an artful balance between contemporary and classic." (Chicago Sun-Times) The sax/bass/piano trio brings together influences from jump blues to Thelonius Monk in a lively mix of jazz, blues, and swing, and has been described as one of the best bands in Chicago.

Series: Jazz Salon at PianoForte

Location: PianoForte, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 825, Chicago

6:00 pm

$25 adults / $15 students



FRIDAY, MARCH 20

Beethoven Project Trio

Sang Mee Lee, violin; Wendy Warner, cello; and George Lepauw, piano give a preview of their full-length concert on March 21.

Series: PianoForte Salon Series at Columbia College Chicago

Location: Sherwood Conservatory, 1312 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

12:15 pm

FREE admission



SATURDAY, MARCH 21

Beethoven Project Trio

Chicago-based musicians Sang Mee Lee, violin, Wendy Warner, cello, and George Lepauw, piano, perform internationally as soloists and now together as The Beethoven Project Trio. Their performance will include recently discovered and never-before heard piano trios from all periods of Beethoven's life. This rare performance is among the first opportunities to hear new works by one of history's greatest composers!

Series: Piano Plus

Location: PianoForte, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 825, Chicago

3:00 pm

$15 adults / $10 students



FRIDAY, MARCH 27

Steans Institute Artists

Top students from the Steans Institute perform with mentor Miriam Fried.

Series: PianoForte Salon Series at Columbia College Chicago

Location: Sherwood Conservatory, 1312 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

12:15 pm

FREE admission