From The PianoForte Foundation:

Friday, March 1, 12:15 pm

Blair McMillen, piano

Dedicated to new and groundbreaking projects, Blair McMillen is intensely committed to commissioning and performing the music of today. But, "when played by the formidable Mr. McMillen, any piece sounds terrific." (NY Times) Playing works by Debussy, Karen Tanaka, David Lang, and Joan Tower.

Sherwood Community Music School, 1312 S. Michigan Ave.

FREE admission

Also broadcast live on 98.7 WFMT and

Info at or (312) 291-0291

Saturday, March 2, 3:00 pm

PianoForte Family Series: Fantastic Imagination

Music can evoke so many different images and emotions. Pianist George Lepauw will take us on a journey to foreign lands and introduce us to new characters with music by Scarlatti and Debussy. Let your imagination run wild!

Children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to join us for this new series about the piano! Each 45-minute “informance” will include performance and discussion about different topics related to the piano and piano performance. Followed by a milk-and-cookies reception.

Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Studio 825

$5 per person

Info at or (312) 291-0291

Thursday, March 7, 7:30 pm

Grazyna Auguscik, vocals and Ben Lewis, piano

Auguscik has won the praise of critics and audiences everywhere with her unorthodox approach. Her style challenges traditional definitions of jazz, making her "one of the best voices to be heard today." (Chicago Tribune)

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

$25 premium / $20 general ($18 students/seniors)

Tickets and info at or (312) 291-0291

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