Frank Almond to perform on Stradivarius violin Monday

BROOKFIELD (WITI) -- Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond confirmed Friday afternoon, February 7th that he will perform on the recovered Lipinski Stradivarius violin Monday.

Almond is scheduled for a 7 p.m. performance February 10th at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield. The program was scheduled more than a year ago to focus on the history of the Lipinski Stradivarius and the music associated with it.

"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," said Almond. "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."

It will be Almond's first public performance following the January 27th armed attack and robbery of the violin. The instrument was recovered safely on Wednesday evening, February 5th.

Milwaukee Police have arrested three individuals in connection with the incident. The nearly 300 year old violin is valued at approximately $6 million.

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