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VIDEO: Chee-Yun tells story of her 349-year-old violin prior to Fargo concert

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Violinist Kim Chee-Yun plays her 349-year-old Francesco Rugeri violin Thursday, Sept. 27, in Fargo. Chris Flynn / Forum News Service2 / 4
Cellist Sergey Antonov performs Thursday, Sept. 27, prior to a pair of weekend shows at Festival Concert Hall on the North Dakota State University campus. Chris Flynn / Forum News Service3 / 4
Violinist Kim Chee-Yun and cellist Sergey Antonov perform an excerpt from the second movement of Johannes Brahms' 'Double Concerto' on Thursday, Sept. 27, in Fargo. Chris Flynn / Forum News Service4 / 4

FARGO — The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra is bringing in its two most popular guest soloists from the last decade for its season-opening concert Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, at Festival Concert Hall on the North Dakota State University campus.

Iconic cellist Sergey Antonov returns to perform David Hopper's "Hungarian Rhapsody," while violinist Kim Chee-Yun is back for Camille Saint-Saëns' "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso." The pair will return to the stage for the show's finale, Johannes Brahms' "Double Concerto."

Watch the video above to hear a sample of the music and learn about Chee-Yun’s nearly 350-year-old violin, which was constructed by Italian luthier Francesco Rugeri.

If you go

What: Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks Concert

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30

Where: Festival Concert Hall, 1511 12th Ave. N., North Dakota State University campus

Info: Tickets range from $30 to $50; 701-478-3676.

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