Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond confirmed he will play the recovered "Lapinski" Stradivarius violin at his performance Monday at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center.
It will be his first performance with the instrument since it was taken from him in an armed robbery Jan. 27. Police found the violin unharmed in an attic in Milwaukee. Two people have been charged with the theft Universal Knowledge Allah and Salah Jones.
The Wilson Center provided the following statement from Almond today:
"I am so relieved that the instrument has been recovered unharmed, and look forward to performing on it Monday evening in a program centered around the violin's incredible history. Thanks to the exceptional work of all the individuals involved in its return, we can now celebrate the wonderful resolution of this most recent chapter in the instrument's storied life."
More information on the performance at www.wilson-center.com/frankly-music.
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