1099 String Quartet - 2019

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

 

September 8, 2019 Program  “Sum of the Parts” (double string quartet)

Matthew Cataldi, violin               

Songhea Sackrider, violin

Emily Nash, violin                       

Jo Marie Sison, violin

Bruno Silva, viola                       

Sixto Franco, viola

Christopher Ferrer, cello            

Sara Sitzer, cello

Ryan Loeckel, Artistic Director/Sound Operations

 

 Suite for Solo Cello - J.S. Bach - Christopher Ferrer, cello

 

Passacaglia for Violin & Viola - Händel/Halvorsen

 Emily Nash, violin        Bruno Silva, viola

 

Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major - G.F. Händel

[Allegro]               Adagio                 Minuet                  Lentement           Bourrée
Allegro                 Arie                       [March]                 March                   Hornpipe

 

Holberg Suite - E. Grieg

 Präludium            Sarabande           Gavotte (Musette)

 

Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 - F. Mendelssohn

Allegro moderato ma con fuoco

 

PERFORMER’S BIOS

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.

Emily Nash began her violin studies at the age of seven.  She finished her MM in violin performance with Almita Vamos at Northwestern University, graduating early and with high honors. She also studied with Roland Vamos and chamber music with Mathias Tacke from the Vermeer String Quartet.  She received her BM in violin performance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign while studying with Simin Ganatra. Growing up, Emily spent her summers attending California Summer Music, Interlochen Arts Camp, and Madeline Island. Emily has participated in master classes with the Silk Road Ensemble, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Wendy Sharp, Roland and Almita Vamos, John McGrosso, Kurt Baldwin, Rebecca Henry, and the Parker Quartet. She received the Farwell Award from the Musicians Club of Women Scholarship Competition in 2011, and has performed twice for them by request.  Emily frequently performed with Yo-Yo Ma during her time as Concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and is Associate Concertmaster of the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra. Along with performing, Emily also maintains a private violin studio and resides in Chicago with her husband, violist Bruno Silva.

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.

Jo Marie Sison is a freelance violinist based in Chicago. After earning a BS in Financial Science at MIT with a Minor in Violin Performance with Lynn Chang, she moved to Italy to complete a BM and certificate studies with Carlo Ricci and Giuliano Carmignola; other principal teachers included Cyrus Forough, Roland and Almita Vamos, and Rachel Barton Pine. After her studies, Ms. Sison worked and toured in part-time and full-time capacities in Italy, Switzerland, and Portugal. As a member of Orchestra Mozart, she performed regularly with Claudio Abbado and Diego Matheuz in the orchestra’s home cities of Bologna and Lucerne, for season concerts and European tours as well as for the Lucerne Easter and Summer Festivals. Now back in the United States, she is the concertmaster of the Fox Valley Orchestra and also plays with a number of Chicagoland and regional orchestras. She recently started experimenting with electronic looping and improvisation while touring the Midwest with a Celtic folk-rock group. Ms. Sison also writes grants for nonprofits (Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago High School for the Arts) in support of a more diverse and inclusive American arts community.

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.

Sixto Franco is a member of the Fifth House Ensemble, and enjoys an active career as a performer, teacher and composer, including performances with Eighth Black Bird, International Chamber Artists, Symbiosis Ensemble in L.A., the Kaia String Quartet, Chicago Chamber Music Festival and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra. He enjoys composing and has written music for different mediums such as chamber music, theater and dance, and made his debut in 2011 premiering his work “Blanco y Negro” in a Cancer Benefit at the Spanish Consulate in Los Angeles. The “malArte Association” of Valencia, Spain, premiered his piece Five “O’clock Tabu” as the soundtrack for the interdisciplinary work with the same title. His last collaboration included the Chicago’s Tiffany Lawsone Dance Company resulting in the creation of “Calm Panic” for solo viola and dancer. Sixto has released three albums: “Latino Music for Guitar and string quartet” (2018) released by DelMark records, “Latinoamerica” (2015) and “Quartango” (2016) as a member of the Chicago based Kaia String Quartet. He is a Master Graduate from Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California and has earned a Performance Degree in Chamber Music studies at the Northern Illinois University. www.fifth-house.com

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.

Sara Sitzer, whose playing has been described as “rich” and “lustrous” by the Chicago Classical Review, is an active and versatile freelance cellist and entrepreneur in Chicago. A member the Elgin Symphony, Sara also performs regularly with orchestras and ensembles including the Milwaukee Symphony and Chicago Opera Theater, among others.  Ms. Sitzer is founding Artistic Director of the Gesher Music Festival in St. Louis, MO, and founding Co-Artistic Director of Chamber Music on the Fox in Elgin, IL. She spends her summers performing and teaching at the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sara holds performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Boston University, and completed a 3-year fellowship with the New World Symphony in Miami under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.

Ryan Loeckel is an active musician, actor, vocalist, and collaborative arts producer 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, and studied chamber music with the founding members of the Cavani String Quartet. 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. His 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). In Illinois, Ryan was Music Coordinator at the historic Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue, managed the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, and served as Executive Director of the Danville Symphony Orchestra. 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. www.loeckel.com

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.

 

SPONSORS & PARTNERS OF CREATE MUSIC

WPB SSA#33

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

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

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


1099 String Quartet - 2019

1099 STRING QUARTET - SPECIAL PERFORMANCE - 2019

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.

 

SPONSORS & PARTNERS OF CREATE MUSIC

WPB SSA#33

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

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

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


1099 String Quartet - 2019

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

August 11, 2019 at 11am – 12pm – Schiller Grove-Schiller/Damen

1099 String Quartet  “8-bit: Gamer’s Delight”

Emily Nash, violin

Matthew Cataldi,violin

Ryan Loeckel, viola

Chris Ferrer, cello

 

Super Mario Bros. Medley (1985)...........K. Kondo (arr. G. Oyenard)

 

Legend of Zelda Medley (1986)...................K. Kondo (arr. F. Marth)

Adagietto (Introduction)

 Andantino (Overworld)

 Allegro (Dungeon)

 Allegro (Hyrule Field)

 Moderato (Adventure of Link)

 Vivace (Palace)

 Allegretto (Zelda’s Lullaby)

 Allegro (Time of Falling Rain)

 Adagio (Twilight’s Orchestra)

 Allegro (Dark World)

 Adagio (Hyrule Castle)

 Allegro (Outro)

 

Themes from Tetris

(1989 Game Boy) “Korobeiniki”..............................Russian Folk Song

(1984 NES) “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies”............P. Tchaikovsky (arr. Ferrari)

 

Chrono Trigger (1995) “Yearnings of Wind”................Y. Mitsuda

(arr. Alexis Macias)

 

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite…................J. Williams (arr. C. Patrick)

 

Soon the Snow Will Melt (2017)……..Hippie Priest (Will Justice)

 

Quest for Camelot (1998) “The Prayer”....................Sager/Foster (arr. C. Patrick)

 

Gremlins Gameplay (1984) “Gremlin Rag”..............J. Goldsmith

(arr. C. Patrick)

 

MUSICIAN BIOS

Emily Nash began her violin studies at the age of seven.  She finished her MM in violin performance with Almita Vamos at Northwestern University, graduating early and with high honors. She also studied with Roland Vamos and chamber music with Mathias Tacke from the Vermeer String Quartet.  She received her BM in violin performance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign while studying with Simin Ganatra. Growing up, Emily spent her summers attending California Summer Music, Interlochen Arts Camp, and Madeline Island. Emily has participated in master classes with the Silk Road Ensemble, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Wendy Sharp, Roland and Almita Vamos, John McGrosso, Kurt Baldwin, Rebecca Henry, and the Parker Quartet. She received the Farwell Award from the Musicians Club of Women Scholarship Competition in 2011, and has performed twice for them by request.  Emily frequently performed with Yo-Yo Ma during her time as Concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and is Associate Concertmaster of the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra. Along with performing, Emily also maintains a private violin studio and resides in Chicago with her husband.

 

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.

 

Ryan Loeckel is an active musician, vocalist and arts administrator based in the Central Florida and Chicagoland areas. 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 conductors and composers such as John Corigliano, Louis Lane, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Krzysztof Penderecki in addition to sharing the stage with various artists including Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Anne Murray, Ben E. King, 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 during hundreds of performances at professional theaters throughout the country.

 

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.

 

Hippie Priest (Resident Composer) is Will Justice, a 24-year-old electronic producer from Champaign-Urbana (IL). Will’s music is inspired by the stylings of ambient, techno, house. His first album Gaia Variants was released in 2016, followed shortly by See It Through in 2017, both on Argot Records of Chicago. Will’s first documentary soundtrack will be released Fall of 2019.

 

 

SPONSORS & PARTNERS OF CREATE MUSIC SERIES

WPB SSA#33      Chicago Park District      2019 Nights Out in the Parks

George Mariner & Michael Payette      Megan Williamson Artist & Creative Activist

Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi      Chicago Signs      The CryoBar

Shelby Hasten @Properties      Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce

Jane Wenger      Petrina Patti

 

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.

THESE PERFORMERS AND OTHERS WILL PERFORM IN WICKER PARK THIS SEASON

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.

 

SPONSORS & PARTNERS OF CREATE MUSIC

WPB SSA#33

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

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

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


1099 String Quartet - 2019

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

PROGRAM FOR JULY 21 - INSIDE FIELD HOUSE

1099 String Quartet  “Le français classique”

 Eric Van Buskirk, flute

Matt Cataldi, violin

Bruno Silva, viola

Chris Ferrer, cello

 

“Minuet & Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from Orpheus….Gluck

 

“Sicilienne” from Pellas et Melisande, Op. 78………………Fauré

 

Fauré: Pavane…………………………………………………….Fauré

 

Duo in c minor for Flute & Viola, Op. 5 No. 3…………..Devienne

     Allegro molto con espressione

     Rondo

     Majeur

 

Syrinx for solo flute………………………………………….Debussy

 

Three Gymnopédies……………………………………………...Satie

 

Flower Duet from Lakmé……………………………………..Delibes

 

Flower Song from Carmen………………………………………Bizet

 

Pavane pour une Infante Defunte, Op. 50……………………Ravel

 

“Claire de Lune” from Suite Bergamasque….................Debussy

 

MUSICIAN BIOS

Eric Van Buskirk is a graduate of the School of Music at the University of Illinois, where he was an oboe student of John Dee. In addition, Eric has studied oboe with Jelena Dirks and Kenton Gould, and flute with Phoebe Ann Kimball at Southern Oregon University. A Dual Bachelor’s Degree recipient studying both Urban and Regional Planning and Music Performance, Eric is currently an Associate Planner for the City of Champaign (IL) and performs as a freelance musician in Chicago and throughout the state.

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.

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.

 

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.

THESE PERFORMERS AND OTHERS WILL PERFORM IN WICKER PARK THIS SEASON

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.

 

SPONSORS & PARTNERS OF CREATE MUSIC

WPB SSA#33

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

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

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


1099 String Quartet - 2019

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

PROGRAM FOR July 7, 2019 - Masters in America

Emily Nash, violin         Matt Cataldi, violin      Ryan Loeckel, viola     Chris Ferrer, cello

Will Justice, sound operations & site manager

 

Birthday Rag.....Naughtin

 

Sunflower Slow Drag......Joplin/Hayden

 

Maple Leaf Rag.....Joplin

 

Adagio for Strings.....Barber

 

Adagio Cantabile from Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor.....Beethoven

 

“Hoedown” from Rodeo.....Copeland

 

Three Bagatelles.....Dvorak

*I. Allegretto scherzando  II. Andante con moto   III. Poco allegro

 

All I Ask Of You.....Weber

 

Ashokan Farewell.....Ungar

 

“America” from West Side Story.....Bernstein

 

Three By The Beatles

*I. Yellow Submarine   II. Eleanor Rigby   III. Yesterday     IV. When I’m Sixty-Four

 

Merry Go Round Broke Down Fugue.....Friend/Franklin

 

MUSICIAN BIOS - Performing July 7, 2019

Emily Nash began her violin studies at the age of seven.  She finished her MM in violin performance with Almita Vamos at Northwestern University, graduating early and with high honors. She also studied with Roland Vamos and chamber music with Mathias Tacke from the Vermeer String Quartet.  She received her BM in violin performance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign while studying with Simin Ganatra. Growing up, Emily spent her summers attending California Summer Music, Interlochen Arts Camp, and Madeline Island. Emily has participated in master classes with the Silk Road Ensemble, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Wendy Sharp, Roland and Almita Vamos, John McGrosso, Kurt Baldwin, Rebecca Henry, and the Parker Quartet. She received the Farwell Award from the Musicians Club of Women Scholarship Competition in 2011, and has performed twice for them by request.  Emily frequently performed with Yo-Yo Ma during her time as Concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and is Associate Concertmaster of the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra. Along with performing, Emily also maintains a private violin studio and resides in Chicago with her husband.

 

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.

 

Ryan Loeckel is an active musician, vocalist and arts administrator based in the Central Florida and Chicagoland areas. 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 conductors and composers such as John Corigliano, Louis Lane, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Krzysztof Penderecki in addition to sharing the stage with various artists including Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Anne Murray, Ben E. King, 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 during hundreds of performances at professional theaters throughout the country.

 

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.

 

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)

 

SPONSORS & PARTNERS OF CREATE MUSIC

WPB SSA#33

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

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

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


1099 String Quartet - 2019

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).

June 23, 2019 PROGRAM

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

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

Matt Cataldi, violin

Joanna Bryk-Roberts, violin

Sixto Franco, viola

Chris Ferrer, cello

Will Justice, site manager/sound engineer

 

It’s Only A Paper Moon………………....Harburg/Rose

It Had To Be You…………………………………....Jones

Bye, Bye Blackbird………………………….Henderson

Blue Moon……………………………………….Rodgers

Take Five………………………………………….Brubeck

Stormy Weather……………………………………...Arlen

How High The Moon………………………………..Lewis

A Day In The Life Of A Fool (Black Orpheus).......Bonfa

My Funny Valentine……………………………...Rodgers

Variations on I Got Rhythm…………………..Gershwin

Someone To Watch Over Me………………….Gershwin

Prelude No. 2…………………………………....Gershwin

Andante con moto e poco rubato

Largamente con moto

An American In Paris………………………….Gershwin

Concerto in F………………………………….Gershwin

Adagio

Andante con moto

Second Rhapsody……………………………...Gershwin

Rhapsody In Blue……………………………....Gershwin

 

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.

PERFORMERS on June 23

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.

 

Joanna Bryk-Roberts began playing violin at the age of seven. She studied at Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland, and received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from DePaul University, where she studied with violin professors Joseph Genualdi and Ilya Kaler. Joanna performed with chamber orchestras in Poland, Switzerland, Germany and even the Spanish Court. She has played in the Chicago area with the Lira Ensemble, Advent Chamber Orchestra, New Millennium Orchestra of Chicago and a variety of other chamber groups. She currently plays with Rockford Symphony Orchestra and teaches at Encore Music Academy.

 

Sixto Franco enjoys an active career as a performer, teacher and composer, including performances with Eighth Black Bird, International Chamber Artists, Symbiosis Ensemble in L.A., the Kaia String Quartet, Chicago Chamber Music Festival and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra. He enjoys composing and has written music for different mediums such as chamber music, theater and dance, and made his debut in 2011 premiering his work “Blanco y Negro” in a Cancer Benefit at the Spanish Consulate in Los Angeles. The “malArte Association” of Valencia, Spain, premiered his piece Five “O’clock Tabu” as the soundtrack for the interdisciplinary work with the same title. His last collaboration included the Chicago’s Tiffany Lawsone Dance Company resulting in the creation of “Calm Panic” for solo viola and dancer. Sixto has released three albums: “Latino Music for Guitar and string quartet” (2018) released by DelMark records, “Latinoamerica” (2015) and “Quartango” (2016) as a member of the Chicago based Kaia String Quartet. He is a Master Graduate from Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California and has earned a Performance Degree in Chamber Music studies at the Northern Illinois University.

 

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.

 

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)

 

SPONSORS & PARTNERS OF CREATE MUSIC

WPB SSA#33

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

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

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


1099 String Quartet - 2019

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.

THESE PERFORMERS AND OTHERS WILL PERFORM IN WICKER PARK THIS SEASON

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.

 

SPONSORS & PARTNERS OF CREATE MUSIC

WPB SSA#33

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

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

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


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