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The History of Mandolin Orchestras with Dr. Lee Bidgood
April 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Multi-instrumentalist Dr. Lee Bidgood, Assistant Professor of Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), will present a lecture detailing the history of mandolin orchestras, their wide repertoire, and some of the catalogs of companies like Gibson who marketed mandolin and banjo orchestras. A performance by the ETSU Mandolin Orchestra – one of the newest ensembles within ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program – will also be part of this event.
This is a free event.