The Athenaeum presents various series of art and music lectures, including topics in classical music and jazz, visual art, art history, and architecture, with speakers from San Diego and beyond.
Virtual Strangers Bluegrass Lecture
Come on out and hear San Diego's own homegrown Virtual Strangers in a three-part lecture-concert series. Band members Mike and Yvonne Tatar, Kit Birkett, and Jon Cherry bring a series of informative and engaging presentations on everything you wanted to know about bluegrass but weren't sure if you should ask! The Virtual Strangers will put into easy and entertaining language bluegrass music basics, the history of bluegrass, and current bluegrass music. Plan to attend these presentations to learn about bluegrass instruments, bluegrass harmony singing, how bluegrass music came to be, and what bluegrass is today. Listen and learn from the down-home style of the Virtual Strangers as they tell the story about this unique American musical art form called bluegrass!
Each 35-minute lecture will be followed by a 45-minute bluegrass music concert.
May 21, 2013
May 28, 2013
June 4, 2013
About Virtual Strangers
Virtual Strangers also has an alter ego— the Tatar Patch Bluegrass Buddies. Several times each year, the Strangers morph into this kid-friendly persona and go into classrooms to educate school-age children about bluegrass music and how to start playing it. They have performed in schools and kids camps at many festivals.