My first PianoForte concert
free and in the neighborhood and open to all
10/05/2012 4:27 PM
I just joined the PianoForte Foundation a few weeks ago. And today I decided to go to the group's regular first Friday concert--which is always free and open to all. It's performed at Columbia's Sherwood Community Music School and always broadcast on WFMT. Not only was it a great concert--Egyptian pianist Wael Farouk (who will be making his first solo appearance at Carnegie Hall November 1) played Rameau's "Le rappel des oiseaux" and Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition"--but there were South Loop connections galore. Not the least of which is that Farouk is on the faculty of the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at the South Loop's very own Roosevelt University. And the PianoForte Foundation itself is housed in the adjacent Fine Arts Building next door to Roosevelt U.