Some 700 Stradivarius stringed instruments have survived since
Italy’s Stradivari family crafted them about 300 years ago. On October 7, about
a dozen of these will be played by members of the Tokyo String Quartet and other
recording artists at a farm in Rappahannock County, Va., owned by New York
Philharmonic music director Lorin Maazel. The maestro’s Châteauville Foundation (www.chateauville.org) has sponsored performances at the farm’s
Castleton Theatre for 10 years, and this year it launched a residency program
for young artists.