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Mandolin Orchestras in America

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Paul Mickey Learning Series presented by James Stanlaw, Professor of Anthropology, Illinois State University

The mandolin orchestra was extremely popular at the turn of the 20th century in America. This presentation and demonstration “The Central Illinois Roots of Lloyd Loar and the Growth and Development of the Mandolin Orchestra Tradition in America” will be about its rise and fall—and rise again—in popularity. It will also be about the Illinois roots of musical virtuoso and acoustic engineer, Lloyd Loar.

Each month, the Paul Mickey Learning Series features a different speaker and topic in the Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum.


Illinois State Museum
502 S. Spring St.
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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