Skip to Main Navigation | Skip to Content

event tickets graphic

WOODSTOCK PATRIOT? Understanding Jimi, Comprehending Culture

Date and time: Thursday, 1/31/2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Warrensburg Trails Regional Library
Description: Lester Brothers, PhD, will be featured in a "lunch and learn" program at noon on Thursday, January 31, 2013, in the Warrensburg Trails Regional Library conference room. Sponsored by Lifelong Learning at the University of Central Missouri, it is free to all interested persons. The program will last approximately 50 minutes to accommodate those who are working. Those who wish are encouraged to bring their lunches.

Brothers will use Jimi Hendrix's live performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" in 1969 at Woodstock to discuss the cultural divide that this music marked. Jimi has been hailed as the most creative and talented electric guitarist who ever lived, and yet this has not saved him from being vilified by others. Whether his critics like or dislike his boisterous style, they generally agree that his style of playing had a profound effect upon many musicians who followed him.

Brothers, Professor of Music at UCM, was Chair of the Music Department from 2006-2010. He is emeritus Professor at the University of North Texas, from which he retired in 2005 after 31 years. Upon arriving in Warrensburg, Brothers quickly established himself as a very competent teacher and mentor. An accomplished musician, he is a member of the Warrensburg Community band. Research interests in which he has published include aspects of sacred music of the Renaissance and Baroque, colonial Latin American cathedral music, and 20th century American music.

Lifelong Learning strives to provide community programs for continued learning. To learn more about LLL, both past and future programs, please visit our website at or email
Event web site:
Sponsor: Emeriti Association
Admission: Free
Contact: Jenne Vanderbout, Assistant Vice President for Alumni and Development