Suspense & the Stradivarius with Brendan Slocumb
Thursday, February 24, 7:15 pm In-Person
About the Event
Music and mystery meet in this unforgettable crossover event. Professional violinist and author, Brendan Slocumb’s debut thriller The Violin Conspiracy follows Ray McMillian, a Black man with an incredible talent, but an unpromising future, who discovers his grandfather’s fiddle is a priceless Stradivarius and– against all expectations– takes the classical music world by storm. Until, that is, his violin is stolen and he receives a $5 million ransom note. Slocumb will discuss his book and perform on his own violin along with a string ensemble of local musicians. This event is sponsored by the City of Fairfax.
Masks are required to be worn for the duration of this event, regardless of vaccination status.
Brendan Nicholaus Slocumb was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and holds a degree in music education (with concentrations in violin and viola) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. For more than twenty years he has been a public and private school music educator and has performed with orchestras throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. He is currently working on his second novel.