PianoForte Foundation November Concerts - IL

Friday, Nov. 2, 12:15 pm

Evan Mitchell, piano

Lauded for his "impassioned and vigorous" pianism (Pianomania), Evan Mitchell is quickly becoming a young artist to watch. Of a recent performance, the Kingsville Record praised his "perfect taste and style." Playing works by Brahms, Debussy, Toru Takemitsu, & Claudio Santoro.

Sherwood Community Music School, 1312 S. Michigan Ave.

FREE admission

Also broadcast live on 98.7 WFMT and www.wfmt.com

Saturday, November 3, 3:00 pm

PianoForte Family Series: Sound Stories (geared toward students ages 6-12 and their families; followed by a milk & cookies reception)

The piano can be used to tell many different stories in many different ways! Evanston-based pianist Marie Alatalo will show the versatility of the instrument with a fairy tale, songs, and even by playing inside the piano. Works by Soulima Stravinsky, George Crumb, & Mendelssohn/Liszt.

PianoForte Salon, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Studio 825

$5 admission

Tickets and info at www.pianofortefoundation.org or (312) 291-0291

Thursday, November 8, 7:30 pm

Kristin Lee, violin; Si-Yan Darren Li, cello; Naomi Kudo, piano

Three leading instrumentalists of their generation come together for an explosive, dynamic trio performance- not to be missed! Playing Beethoven’s Ghost Trio, Brahms’ Trio No. 2 in C, and selections from Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., 10th Floor


Tickets and info at www.pianofortefoundation.org or (312) 291-0291

Thursday, November 15, 7:30 pm

Willie Pickens Trio

A piano powerhouse, Willie Pickens began his career on Eddie Harris' 1961 national hit record, Exodus. Now 80, Willie is more in demand and playing better than ever.

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


Tickets and info at www.pianofortefoundation.org or (312) 291-0291

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