Saturday, October 26, 2013

PianoForte Opens Today at 1335 S. Michigan with a Free Day of Music

Image of New Location
(via PianoForte Foundation)
As a young kid, I used to spend hours messing around on our family piano, so it give me great joy to welcome PianoForte and the PianoForte Foundation to the South Loop (from their Press Release):
PianoForte Foundation Executive Director Thomas Zoells announces that the PianoForte Foundation will move operations from the current location in the Fine Arts Building to a redeveloped industrial building at 1335 S. Michigan in Chicago's South Loop near the city’s historic Motor Row. It will re-open as PianoForte Studios – a New Center for the Piano - in October 2013. Grand Opening celebrations will include a mid-month ribbon cutting and a free day of music in the new space on Saturday, October 26.
The PianoForte Foundation, which currently occupies various spaces throughout the Fine Arts Building, will move to a new, custom-designed 11,000 square-foot building at 1335 S. Michigan Avenue. The light-filled, loft-style, three-story PianoForte Studios building will include a new 100-seat performance venue with state of the art audio and video recording capabilities; piano equipped, sound-proof practice rooms; flexible rental space for outside groups and ensembles and the headquarters of the PianoForte Foundation. PianoForte’s retail operations will also move to the new location with a first-floor showroom.
Congrats to them on the opening and welcome to the Sloop - glad to have you here!

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