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1099 String Quartet – 2019

Sunday, August 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm



LOCATION: Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60622
OUTSIDE PERFORMANCE SITE: Damen/Schiller Entrance to Park
RAIN LOCATION: Field House Gym

August 25, 2019 at 11am – 12pm

“Bach to Broadway” (2 violins, voice, keyboard)

David Paul Rowan, vocals/violin

Ryan Loeckel, vocals/violin

Bill Doherty, Piano

Will Justice, audio operations

Various selections spanning over 300 years of musical repertoire, including selections from the Baroque, Romantic opera, and modern Musical Theatre.

March in D Major (J.S. Bach)

Air (in D) – (J.S. Bach)

Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 2 (Frederick Chopin)

Table Duet (W.A. Mozart)

Una Furtiva Lagrima (Gaetano Donizetti)

We Can Do It  (Mel Brooks)

Wondering (Jason Robert Brown)

Agony (Stephen Sondheim)

The Prayer (Sager/Foster)

Stars (Boublil/Schönberg)

The Entertainer (Scott Joplin)

God Help The Outcasts (Stephen Schwartz)

Out There (Stephen Schwartz)

For Good (Stephen Schwartz)

Lily’s Eyes (Lucy Simon)

David Paul Rowan attended the University of North Florida where he received his Bachelors of Music Education concentrating in violin and voice. He served as choir and theatre director for The Villages High School (FL) for three years. David has had the opportunity of performing in the choir for Star Wars in Concert with the Royal Philharmonic and sang on stage with Patti Lupone at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center.  Previous roles include Jonah in Bad Jews, David in Company, Lt. Cable in South Pacific, and Dr. Neville Craven in The Secret Garden. David would like to thank his family and friends for their unwavering support. Instagram@davidpaulrowan

Ryan Loeckel is an active musician, actor, vocalist, and collaborative arts administrator based in Chicago and Central Florida. Trained as a classical violist and violinist at the Ohio State University, he is a descendant of the Max Aronoff line of violists through studies with Marcia Ferritto at Kent State University. Ryan has played in Principal positions under John Corigliano, Louis Lane, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Krzysztof Penderecki in addition to sharing the stage on tour with various artists including Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Anne Murray, Barry Manilow, and the late Ben E. King. Ryan’s playing, singing, and arrangements have been heard on syndicated National Public Radio broadcasts, aboard five-star Holland America Line ships, and during hundreds of performances at theaters throughout the country. He was last seen on stage as Righteous Brother Bill Medley in That Lovin’ Feelin’ at the Beefhouse Dinner Theatre (IN). Ryan will perform, collaborate, or produce upcoming productions of John & Jen, Assassins, Godspell, and several solo appearances during the 2019-20 season. His duo instrumental and vocal album A Quiet Christmas will be released December 2019.

Bill Doherty has been performing as a concert pianist since the age of four and continues to delight audiences all over the world with his virtuosity at the keyboard. His musical studies included intensive training in piano, conducting, musical composition and voice, studying with such well-known teachers as Albert Bowen (Tanglewood), Barbara Marchesani, Pasquale Caputo (Mohawk Valley Opera), Solomon Mikowski and Sonia Vargas (Manhattan School of Music), Abraham Kaplan (Juilliard School of Music), Carmen Savoca and Peyton Hibbitt (Tri-Cities Opera, NY), and Rita Shane (Metropolitan Opera, Vienna StaatsOper). As an operatic tenor, he sang with the Mohawk Valley Opera and the Tri-Cities Opera, and was later mentored by the legendary soprano Licia Albanese (Metropolitan Opera, La Scala). He is Founder and General Director of the Central Florida Lyric Opera, Inc. His recent work with the International Opera Center of America, Central Florida Lyric Opera’s International Exchange Program, has been recognized and commended by both Florida Governor Charlie Crist and United States President George W. Bush. Mr. Doherty is the Director of Music at St. Timothy Catholic Church in the Villages, FL. Among his many other honors and awards, Mr. Doherty is the recipient of the New York State Council on the Arts Humanities Award. Most recently, his signature has been immortalized on the “Muro di Alassio” in Alassio, Italy.

SIGN UP for the 10am Historic Park & Garden Tour

The Wicker Park Advisory Council & Garden Club in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present The 1099 String Quartet, a cutting edge professional string quartet led by Ryan Loeckel.

The quartet will present thematic programs and perform outside in the park. To enhance thematic content of each performance additional instruments will be added to the quartet at some of the performances.

Come at 10am and take a tour of the Park and Gardens before the performance.

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy or pick up some food at the WPB Farmers Market (8am-2pm Each Week).


1099 SERIES – 2019

June 9, 2019

“Minuets & Marches” (2 violins, viola, cello)

Music to move the people! Classical favorites for dance and purpose, including Anna’s Minuet and Handel’s Water Music Suite.


June 23, 2019

“Jazz Cords” (2 violins, viola, cello)

Gershwin favorites and other jazzy fun including hits from Porgy and Bess and the infamous Rhapsody in Blue.


July 7, 2019

“Masters in America” (2 violins, viola, cello)

Classic music written in America including Samuel Barber’s beautiful Adagio for Strings, and favorites of Bernstein, Copeland, Paul McCartney, and Phillip Glass.


July 21, 2019

“Highs & Lows” (flute/piccolo, violin, viola, cello, bass)

What happens when you mix the highest of the high and the lowest of the low—a bass fiddle and a piccolo? Haunting beauty! Featuring the Devienne Duo in C Minor and Erwin Schulhoff’s Concertino for flute, viola, and double bass.


August 11, 2019

“8-bit: Gamer’s Delight” (synth/tracks, 2 violins, viola, cello)

Classic video game melodies and original composition of ambient wizard Hippie Priest.


August 25, 2019

“Bach to Broadway” (2 violins, voice, keyboard)

Various selections spanning over 300 years of musical repertoire, including selections from the Baroque, Romantic opera, and modern Musical Theatre.


September 8, 2019

“Sum of the Parts” (double string quartet)

Bach: Unaccompanied Suite for cello (5:00)

Bach: Partita in E Major for violin (5:00)
Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia, Op. 20, No. 2 for violin & viola (7:00)

Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (32:00)

ity. While in high school, he was a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Encore Chamber Orchestra. Christopher studied cello with Ann Griffin, John Sharp, Sasha Boyarsky, and Cheng-Hou Lee, and has had the opportunity to perform in masterclasses with Julian Jacobson, Janet Hilton, Lewis Kaplan, and Warren Jones.




George Mariner & Michael Payette

Megan Williamson Artist & Creative Activist

Chicago Signs

Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi

The CryoBar

Shelby Hasten @Properties

Chicago Park District

Nights Out in the Parks

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce



These Artists Submitted JPEGS of their Art Work and CREATED 8ft X 4ft Backdrops for String Performances

View the Work on the 1099 String Quartet Walls

CLICK artists Names and Learn More About Their Work or to Contact Them!

Adam Scott

Joseph Vallee

Megan Williamson

Moses Hoskins


Sunday, August 25, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Wicker Park Advisory Council


Wicker Park
1425 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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Wicker Park Field House
1425 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: Open 9am – 5pm Jun-Oct
Sun: Closed Nov-Jun

Park Supervisor
Claribel “Clare” Rodriguez