Eric Dickerson, Baroque lute
October 9 @ 12:00 pm
Eric Dickerson holds a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from San Diego State University. With over 20 years of musical experience, Eric has committed himself to preserving the art of Historical Performance Practice, performing Early Music on historical lutes, guitars and mandolin.
Eric began studying the Classical guitar with Fred Benedetti, in 2010. In 2015, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree on 11-string alto-guitar, under the guidance of Andreas Koch of Germany. After completing his graduate studies in 2020, Eric began private lessons on the Baroque lute with Vinicius Perez and Baroque mandolino with Davide Rebuffa, further developing his historical performance and interpretation skills.
In 2021, Eric was awarded the Robert Crim Scholarship from the Lute Society of America, for excellence on the Baroque lute. In 2022, he received a full endorsement from the San Diego Early Music Society, providing educational outreach on historical instruments.
Free concerts at noon every Monday from fall through spring . . . no wonder the Mini-Concerts are the longest-running and one of the most popular classical music series at the library! This series was founded by Glenna Hazleton in 1970 at the Athenaeum, and has been going strong ever since. The concerts feature both local and touring musicians, prize-winning students, university music faculty members, local chamber ensembles. . . and the repertoire also includes jazz, folk and world music. There are no reservations, no tickets . . . just line up at the side door of the Athenaeum before noon. (Donations are always welcome!) Mini-Concerts take place every Monday at noon and last about an hour.
The concerts will be in person at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. There are no physical tickets for these events. Doors open at 11:50 a.m. Seating is first-come; first-served. These events will be presented in compliance with State of California and County of San Diego health regulations as applicable at the time of each concert.
Masks optional. If you have a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, please stay home.