Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music, often described as “classical boom," to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.
Black Violin just released their newest album: Take the Stairs. Their last record, Stereotypes, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR praised the album and band, saying “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.” Some of their creative collaborations include Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, and Alicia Keys.
The group advocates for educational outreach and in the past 12 months have performed for over 100,000 students in the US and Europe. Black Violin’s Impossible Tour will spread the message that anything is possible and there are no limits to what one can achieve, regardless of circumstance.
Not only will Black Violin be playing for our patrons on our main stage in the evening, the super duo will also be doing a special performance for local youth through the CCA's field trip program, Theatre Kids. For only $2 per ticket, schools are able to bring their students to the CCA so that young people can experience a live musical performance in a formal space. Sometimes it is the first time students see a live concert. Theatre Kids is all about is all about introducing students to the creativity and diversity of the arts, with educators receiving accompanying curriculum and/or discussion sheets.
This is sure to be a sold out show on Friday, January 31, 2020, 7:30 p.m. Grab your tickets now for a performance unlike anything you have ever seen!