One-of-a-kind violin exhibit making only U.S. stop at Arizona's Musical Instrument Museum

PHOENIX - A one-of-a-kind exhibit is coming to the Musical Instrument Museum in January.

Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker tells the story and history of violins, how the instrument was made and the musicians who helped shape its sound.

Music enthusiasts will be able see a 1728 Stradivarius violin, along with other violins from the 16th- to 19th centuries, according to a media release.

The exhibit opens Jan. 16, 2016 and will close on June 5, 2016. This is the exhibit's first and only scheduled stop in the United States.

“When visitors walk into the gallery, they will be taken on a journey from the Fiemme Valley forest, where the early masters sourced their wood, through violin maker’s workshops, European royal courts, science labs and finally to the thrilling concert stage. It will be an experience like no other, said Kathleen Wiens, curator of Europe for the museum, in a prepared statement.”

Admission is $10 for the exhibit only or $7 when purchased with general admission.

The MIM is located on the corner of Tatum and Mayo Boulevards.

To purchase tickets or need more information, visit www.mim.org.

 

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