What we're about

2020 schedule*; all events are 2-5 p.m.; dates are subject to change: 2/15; 4/4; 6/6; 8/15; 9/26; 11/21. Click "read more" to learn about CAPG.

Providing opportunities for adult amateur pianists who are looking for experience performing classical piano in public - since 2010. With the support of PianoForte, we are able to sustain this amazing group.

We have the chance to experience various high quality pianos (such as a 9' Yamaha CFX or Fazioli 7' grand piano) located at PianoForte's performance space, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.

To be a member and to perform, you must be able to play comfortably at the level of Chopin Waltz or Bach Invention, i.e., intermediate/advanced. If you would like to play at our meetups, we request that you contact the organizer (click on the Organizer link on our home page) and let her know which meetup you will be attending and what you would like to play. Following that meetup, we can accept you as a full member and you will receive all of our announcements. Members not intending to play and non-members who just want to enjoy the concert can attend our meetups at any time.

We can accommodate only 12-15 performers per meetup, at about 8 minutes per person; therefore, each spot is valuable. If you have RSVP'd to play, and are not able to come, please advise the organizers ASAP so they can add someone else to the program. Last minute cancellations will put you at a lower priority in the following meetups. We would like to have members who are eager to play, and who take this recital opportunity seriously.

Looking forward to meeting you!

*All dates subject to change with advance notice. 11/21 will be our annual themed program; the 2020 focus will be music by Russian composers.

Upcoming events (2)

CAPG Zoom Meetup, 2pm, 10/24/2020

Online event

Hello, pianists, On Oct. 24 we will hold an all-Zoom meetup. Please RSVP: are you playing, or audience only; what piece(s) will you be playing, up to ~8 minutes each. You will receive the Zoom link within a few days of your RSVP. To make it easier for me to share the link, please include your email address if you think I don't have it already. Looking forward to seeing you and listening to your music! We are still hoping to have our 11/21 year-end Russian-composer themed meetup in-person at PianoForte. -Cheryl PS Let me know if I can provide any assistance in getting you and your piano setup Zoom-ready.

Early Sign-Up for CAPG's Year-End Russian-Themed Meet-up, Nov. 21, 2020

Save the date for CAPG's year-end Russian-themed meetup! 2:00-5:00 pm, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 PianoForte, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue, 2nd floor More details forthcoming in the fall. Please stake your claim to your intended repertoire for this meetup, so we can minimize duplication. You can respond via the RSVP link in your email, or in the Comments section on the CAPG Meetup.com page. We can accommodate 15 pianists at an average of 8 minutes each, and will keep a wait list - so it's fine to add more RSVPs. As of 6/9/2020, 17 have signed up to play (but some are 5 minutes - let's hope it all balances out). Here's a count by composer. Рахманинов: 5 (Rachmaninoff) Шостакович: 3 (Shoshtakovich) Скрябин:2 (Scriabin) Глинка: 2 (Glinka) Капустин: 1 (Kapustin) Чайковский: 1 (Tchaikovsky) Я не знаю: 3 (I don't know)

Past events (49)

CAPG In Person Meet-up, September 26, 2020

Piano Forte

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