Join us to screen and discuss the PBS documentary Violin Masters: Two Gentlemen of Cremona

"During the late 17th and early 18th centuries, two violinmakers from the same small town were making the most sought-after violins ever created. Everyone has heard of Antonio Stradivari, but few know the name Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù. Through interviews with historians, experts, luthiers, and virtuosos, this documentary tells the story of these two masters of violinmaking and their instruments." (from

This program is in partnership with Richmond Reads as part of the 2022 program! This year's title selection is The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. 

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