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Home Landscape Design Workshop

HOME LANDSCAPE DESIGN WORKSHOP
Saturday, January 5 – February 23, 2019 (8 Weeks)

10am – 1pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Limit 40 - $130 – Contact Doug.Wood@WickerPark.org

An Excellent Holiday Gift - Contact us for Details.

The Workshop gives you the ability to Create Your Own Landscape for your Home, Business, Park, or Church. A percentage of the fees help fund our 10,000 square feet of gardens in the park.

Now in its 13th year the Wicker Park Garden Club’s workshop is taught by 6 professional designers and 10 veteran gardens from all over Chicagoland. The 8 week series takes the students through the process of design - both in lectures and in weekly hands-on design projects:

  • Creating a site plan
  • Determining usage and bed areas
  • Incorporating architectural influences of the home into the landscape design
  • Exploring various hardscape and water usage options
  • Studying and designing with various sustainable plant palettes for sun and shade
  • Learning to incorporate 4 season interest into your designs
  • Understanding native and sustainable plant palettes and how to work with them
  • Incorporating vegetables and herbs into your home landscape design.

Students work will be view and critiqued weekly by the instructors and by other students.


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Boo-Palooza

BOO-PALOOZA
Saturday, October 27, 2018
10am – 2pm

FEE: TBA 

LOCATION: All Park

Boo-Palooza 2018 will feature numerous organizations working together to present a memorable event for all ages in Wicker Park. Some of the activities will include games for all ages and dogs, exciting performances, a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, dancing, a maze, midway of games, old fashioned activities like find the needle in the straw stack and Bobbing for Apples, Ghost Bingo, activity tables presented by community organizations and businesses from all over Chicagoland and more.

Special Parades for Children, Dogs, and Adults.

FOR MORE INFORMATION – Sponsorship Options, Tables, Volunteers: Doug.Wood@WickerPark.org


1099 String Quartet

1099 STRING QUARTET
Sundays, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12, August 26, September 9, 2018
11am – 12:30pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Damen/Schiller Entrance
RAIN LOCATION: 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 on 2nd & 4th Sundays of June, July, and August. To enhance the performances' thematic contents, additional instruments will be added to the quartet for 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 Farmers Market.

PROGRAM

Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 11am – 12:30 in Wicker Park

The 1099 String Quartet

Hooked on Classics

Madeline Capestran, violin     Songhea Sackrider, violin

Ryan Loeckel, viola     Dorothy Deen, cello

 

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Eine kleine Nachtmusik

(Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525

I.   Allegro

II.  Romanze

III. Menuetto (Trio)

IV. Rondo

 

L.V. Beethoven (1770-1827)

Ode to Joy (Theme from Symphony No. 9 in D Minor), Op. 125

 

S. Barber (1910-1981)

Adagio for Strings (from String Quartet), Op. 11

 

G. Bizet (1838-1875)

Habanera (from “Carmen”)

 

J. Massenet (1842-1912)

Méditation (from “Thaïs”)

 

J. Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Canon & Gigue in D


1099 String Quartet

1099 STRING QUARTET
Sundays, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12, August 26, September 9, 2018
11am – 12:30pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Damen/Schiller Entrance
RAIN LOCATION: 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 on 2nd & 4th Sundays of June, July, and August. To enhance the performances' thematic contents, additional instruments will be added to the quartet for 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 Farmers Market.

PROGRAM

CHECK BACK FOR PROGRAM DETAILS

 


1099 String Quartet

1099 STRING QUARTET
Sundays, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12, August 26, September 9, 2018
11am – 12:30pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Damen/Schiller Entrance
RAIN LOCATION: Gym

PROGRAM

Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 11am – 12:30 in Wicker Park

The 1099 String Quartet

“Jumping Through Loops”

Emily Nash, violin

Matthew Cataldi, violin

Ryan Loeckel, viola

Dorothy Deen, cello

 

A. Ponchielli (1834-1886)

Dance of the Hours

 

A. Corelli (1653-1713)

Menuetto

 

P. Glass (b. 1937)

String Quartet No. 5 (abridged)

Meno

Molto Sostenuto

Più Mosso

 

G.F. Handel (1685-1759)

La Rejouissance

 

P. Glass (b. 1937)

String Quartet No. 3

1957: Award Montage

 

Coldplay (2003): Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin

Clocks

 

P. Glass (b. 1937)

String Quartet No. 3

Blood Oath

Mishima

Closing

 

L. Schifrin (b.1932)

Mission: Impossible

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 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 Krzysztof 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 and a string educator with Danville District 118 Schools.

Dorothy Deen is a native Chicagoan and has been a professional cellist, educator, arts advocate and live music contractor for over 25 years. She earned her master's degree in cello performance and pedagogy from Northern Illinois University and then embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. The life of a musical entrepreneur.  Currently, Dorothy performs with the New Philharmonic at COD’s Macininch Arts Center, is the principal cellist for Light Opera Works in Evanston, and is an active recitalist in the Chicago area. She loves her work on a wide variety of recording projects for classical, jazz, liturgical and pops ensembles. Her pride and joy is the Naperville Chamber Players, a group she co-founded with Marie Bennett to promote truly accessible chamber music in Chicagoland.  Dorothy is also a youth orchestra coach and maintains a private cello teaching studio in her hometown’s Bartlett Arts Center. Her hobbies are running for a cause, reading escapist fiction, volunteering for the arts, babysitting her many nieces and nephews, selling cookies and walking the world’s cutest dogs.

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 on 2nd & 4th Sundays of June, July, and August. To enhance the performances' thematic contents, additional instruments will be added to the quartet for 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 Farmers Market.


1099 String Quartet

1099 STRING QUARTET
Sundays, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12, August 26, September 9, 2018
11am – 12:30pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Damen/Schiller Entrance
RAIN LOCATION: 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 on 2nd & 4th Sundays of June, July, and August. To enhance the performances' thematic contents, additional instruments will be added to the quartet for 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 Farmers Market.

PROGRAM

CHECK BACK FOR PROGRAM DETAILS


1099 String Quartet

1099 STRING QUARTET
Sundays, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12, August 26, September 9, 2018
11am – 12:30pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Damen/Schiller Entrance
RAIN LOCATION: 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 on 2nd & 4th Sundays of June, July, and August. To enhance the performances' thematic contents, additional instruments will be added to the quartet for 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 Farmers Market.

PROGRAM JULY 8, 2018

The 1099 String Quartet

Emily Nash, violin

Matthew Cataldi, violin

Ryan Loeckel, viola

Christopher Ferrer, cello

“Big Screens & Small Screens”

From symphonic to electronic to 21st century radio: these are the screens of our lives.

 

Selway/Greenwood

Radiohead's Motion Picture Soundtrack as arr. for the Vitamin String Quartet

 

J. Williams

Raiders March (from Raiders of the Lost Ark)

 

N. Newman

Dexter’s Tune (from Awakenings)

 

J. Williams

Hedwig’s Theme (from Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone )

 

N. Uematsu

To Zanarkand (from Final Fantasy X ) as arr. for the VSQ

 

H. Villa-Lobos

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (from 50 Shades of Grey)

            I. Ária — Cantilena

           II. Dança — Danza de la moza donosa

 

Selway, Greenwood, O'Brien, Yorke

Radiohead's True Love Waits as arr. for VSQ

 

M. Giacchino

Married Life (from Pixar’s Up)

 

J. Ungar

Ashokan Farewell (from the PBS Special The Civil War)

 

R. Djawadi

Theme from Game of Thrones

 

Streisand/Williams/ Freebairn-Smith

Evergreen (from A Star Is Born)

 

N. Rota

Speak Softly, Love (from The Godfather)

 

L. Bernstein

Tonight from West Side Story

 

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, Bruno Silva.

 

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 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.

 

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. He has had the opportunity to perform in masterclasses and participate in coachings with Julian Jacobson, Janet Hilton, Lewis Kaplan, and Warren Jones.


1099 String Quartet

“Flowers from Our Garden of Music”

Dedicated to the Memory of Richard Tilley

1099 STRING QUARTET
Sunday June 24
11am – 12:30pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Damen/Schiller Entrance
RAIN LOCATION: 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 on 2nd & 4th Sundays of June, July, and August. To enhance the performances' thematic contents, additional instruments will be added to the quartet for 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 Farmers Market.

 

PROGRAM FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 24

Emily Nash, violin

Matthew Cataldi, violin

Ryan Loeckel, viola

Dorothy Deen, cello

 

Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Waltz of the Flowers (from “The Nutcracker”), Op. 71

 

Scarlatti (1685-1787)

Le Violette (from “Pirro e Demetrio”), R.342.23

 

Steadman (b. 1965)

A Spotless Rose is Blowing (15th Century German Carol)

 

Bizet (1838-1875)

Flower Song (from “Carmen”)

 

Rodgers (1902-1979)

Edelweiss (from “The Sound of Music”)

 

Caccini (1551-1618)

Amarilli, mia bella (Amaryllis, my beautiful)

 

Britten (1913-1976)

Five Flower Songs, Op. 47

      I. To Daffodils (Robert Herrick)

     II. The Succession of the Four Sweet Months (Robert Herrick)

     III. Marsh Flowers (George Crabbe)

     IV. The Evening Primrose (John Clare)

     V. The Ballad of Green Broom (Anonymous)

 

McBroom (b. 1947)

The Rose (1979)

 

Bernstein (1918-1990)

Make Our Garden Grow (from “Candide”)

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, Bruno Silva.

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 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 Krzysztof 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.

Dorothy Deen is a native Chicagoan and has been a professional cellist, educator, arts advocate and live music contractor for over 25 years. She earned her master's degree in cello performance and pedagogy from Northern Illinois University and then embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. The life of a musical entrepreneur. Currently, Dorothy performs with the New Philharmonic at COD’s Macininch Arts Center, is the principal cellist for Light Opera Works in Evanston, and is an active recitalist in the Chicago area. She loves her work on a wide variety of recording projects for classical, jazz, liturgical and pops ensembles. Her pride and joy is the Naperville Chamber Players, a group she co-founded with Marie Bennett to promote truly accessible chamber music in Chicagoland. Dorothy is also a youth orchestra coach and maintains a private cello teaching studio in her hometown’s Bartlett Arts Center. Her hobbies are running for a cause, reading escapist fiction, volunteering for the arts, babysitting her many nieces and nephews, selling cookies and walking the world’s cutest dogs.


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Wicker Mic

WICKER MIC

DATE CHANGE - WickerMIC - Changed to JUNE 29 Due to Rain & WET Field


Fridays, June 29, July 27, August 24, 2018
6pm – 8:45pm

Performers Sign up at 5:45pm.
No Admission Charge

LOCATION: Softball Field near Schiller
RAIN LOCATION: Canceled if Raining

Wicker Park Advisory Council in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present Wicker MIC on 4th Fridays of June, July, and August.

You are invited to perform music, poetry, or the spoken word or Just Listen and Enjoy. Bring a Picnic Dinner and Enjoy!


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It’s Your Park Day – Parks Foundation Event

IT’S YOUR PARK DAY – Parks Foundation Event
June 16th, 2018
9am - 2pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Meet at Fountain – A Day in the Garden

Registration Required - SignUP

The Chicago Parks Foundation's annual citywide volunteer day, celebrating Chicago's beautiful green spaces and the communities who support them. Join your local park for a day of clean-up, park improvement projects, and fun!

At Wicker Park, volunteers will work in the 10,000 sq. ft. of ornamental gardens in the park and learn about the designs and the plants that they work with that day. Come and Enjoy!

MORE about the Parks Foundation