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1099 String Quartet – 2019

Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 11:00 am


1099 STRING QUARTET – 2019 – INSIDE Field House if RAINING

Sundays at 11am – 12:30pm

June 9 & June 23
July 7 & July 21
August 11 & August 25
September 8

No Admission Charge 

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

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)


About Ryan Loeckel – Artistic Director

Ryan Loeckel is an active musician, vocalist and arts administrator in the Chicagoland area. Trained as a classical violinist and violist at the Ohio State University, he is a descendant of the Max Aronoff line of violists through studies with Marcia Ferritto. He has played in Principal positions under conductors and composers such as John Corigliano, Alessandro Siciliani, Louis Lane, Michael Tilson Thomas and Krzyszt of Penderecki, in addition to sharing the stage with various recording artists including Josh Groban, Idina Menzel and Barry Manilow amongst others. Ryan’s playing, singing, and arrangements have been heard on syndicated National Public Radio broadcasts, aboard five-star Holland America Line ships and in hundreds of performances at professional Equity theaters. Ryan is Executive Director of the Danville Symphony Orchestra in Danville, IL.


Matthew Cataldi received a master’s of music degree in violin performance from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in music from Indiana University in Bloomington.  He is the recipient of numerous grants, fellowships and scholarships at the local, state and national levels.  Principal teachers have included Gerardo Ribeiro, Ilya Kaler, Davis Brooks and Anna Svirsky.  His coaches have included Mathias Tacke, DaXun Zhang, David Campbell, Ik-Hwan Bae, and Ann Setzer. As a violin teacher, Matt has given guest lectures and recitals in both modern and period stylistic practices at the Columbia College of Chicago and Lake Forest College. He also started the string educational programs at the Westerville (Ohio) Strings Academy and helped to start the Little Crickets Strings Program at the McGaw YMCA in Evanston.  His interest in contemporary music is mirrored by his performances in Accessible Contemporary Musicians, the Palomar Ensemble, Aperiodic, and by sponsoring new composers as Music Director of the Renovo String Orchestra.


Songhea Sackrider began studying the violin and piano, Suzuki Method at age 5. She continued studying music through college and graduate school earning first a Bachelor of Music (B.M. violin performance) from the University of Michigan with Andrew Jennings and a Master of Music (M.M. violin performance) from Northwestern University with Almita Vamos, where she attended on a full fellowship. She has given numerous performances throughout North America and Europe and is the recipient of awards from the Kapnick Foundation and JSR Foundation. Ms. Sackrider maintains an active performing and teaching career in Chicago.


Bruno Silva began studying viola in 2004 in his native Brazil at the Escola de Musica de Brasilia. After one year, he placed in a solo competition and had the opportunity to perform with the Orquestra Sinfonica da Escola de Musica de Brasilia, performing the G Major Viola Concerto by Telemann. Bruno completed his undergraduate in music performance at North Park University where he studied with Charles Pikler, and his Master of Music degree at DePaul University, studying with Rami Solomonow. Bruno is a member of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Indiana Symphony, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, and a freelance violist performing in many orchestras around Chicago.


Christopher Ferrer is a member of Lakeshore Rush and teaches at the New Music School. He performs with Camerata Chicago and has been a featured chamber musician on WFMT. From 2013-2014 he worked as principal cellist for the West Side Story North American Tour. Christopher attended the Royal College of Music in London and Northern Illinois University. 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, June 9, 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