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1099 String Quartet - 2019

1099 STRING QUARTET - 2019

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).


About Ryan Loeckel

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.

WickerICE Rink

WickerICE 2018-19 Season

Community Funded & Community Maintained

Non-Refrigerated Outdoor Ice Skating Rink.


RINK OPEN? & RINK HOURS? - Go to WickerICE Facebook Page



The 60' x 120' rink is open to anyone with their own skates with no admission charge when the ice is frozen. Skate times and Field House hours are subject to change based on weather and ice conditions. WickerICE is managed and maintained by Wicker Park Advisory Council's WickerICE committee working in Partnership with the Chicago Park District and 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno.