Don’t miss the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience perfection! The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) presents Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker in partnership with two Cremona, Italy-based institutions, the Museo del Violino and the Friends of Stradivari. Offered exclusively at MIM, guests of this special exhibition can discover the history of the violin as never before.
Stradivarius Exhibition: What You Will See
A selection of stunning historic and modern instruments is on display alongside compelling sounds and visuals that bring them to life. These timeless masterpieces, many of which have been valued at millions of dollars, were handcrafted by master luthiers, including Andrea Amati, the founding father of the violin; the rogue genius Guarneri del Gesù; and the master himself—Antonio Stradivari. The exhibition, which is open through June 5, 2016, also includes several modern-day masterworks that demonstrate the continuing influence of early masters.
In addition to these exceptional instruments, MIM is showcasing precious artifacts, including a selection of tools and designs from the workshop of Antonio Stradivari, which have seldom been displayed outside of the master violin maker’s hometown of Cremona, Italy.
Stradivarius Exhibition: Concerts and Special Events
Throughout the run of the exhibition, MIM is hosting a series of concerts and events which give guests additional opportunities to celebrate the craftsmanship of these instruments, legacy of their makers and region they are from. On Sunday, May 1, the ASU String Faculty will present “Masterpieces in the Valley,” a concert in which members of the exceptionally talented ASU String Faculty perform on and discuss their treasured instruments. And on June 4 and 5 guests can say farewell to the exhibition with a celebration of Italian culture and heritage as part of MIM’s Experience Italy event.
Stradivarius Exhibition: Get Tickets
For more information, to view a full schedule of events or to purchase tickets, visit MIM.org or call 480.478.6000.
MIM – Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85050
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