Concertmaster returns to stage with Stradivarius

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 11, 2014 at 9:35 AM

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster has returned to the stage to play the multi-million dollar violin recovered after it was stolen in a well-publicized heist.

Uniformed police officers were present when Frank Almond played to a packed house at a Brookfield performing arts center Monday night. Almond received a standing ovation of support before even playing a note.

It was Almond’s first public performance since he was shocked with a stun gun and robbed of the 300-year-old Stradivarius Jan. 27 following a performance at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Two Milwaukee men are charged with party to robbery after the violin was found in the attic of a house in Milwaukee.

Concertgoer Sue D’Alessio tells WISN-TV she didn’t want to miss Almond’s return and his gift of music.

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