Stolen Stradivarius violin to return to concert Monday night

CREATED Feb 9, 2014 - UPDATED: Feb 10, 2014

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BROOKFIELD -- A triumphant return. Frank Almond will perform with his Stradivarius Monday night in Brookfield. The priceless violin was stolen two weeks ago.

It will be a new chapter for an old violin that has endured so much in its 300 years.

Frank Almond and his Stradivarius will once again delight the music world after a dreadful 11 days.

"The whole story itself is just bizarre," said Almond. "I kind of hung in there as best as I could."

Almond is so thankful his famous violin was recovered so quickly. The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center shared the excitement.

The evening with Frank was booked a year ago. Two weeks ago it looked like it wasn't going to happen.

Now, the Wilson Center is preparing for night that will be both transcendent and emotional.

"You can not take people for granted," said Jonathan Winkle, Executive Director of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center in Brookfield. "You can't take these instruments for granted and nor should we take the music for granted and these are three very special things coming together Monday night."

Believe it or not seats are still available in this 600 plus auditorium. Tickets range from $32 to $42 but they are going fast.

For Frank and his violin, the show must go on.

Tickets may still be available for tonight's concert; call the Wilson Center box office at (262) 781 9520.