Black Violin Cincinnati Performance
October 17 @ 7:30 pm$15 - $45
Tickets are now available for Black Violin Cincinnati Performance at the Aronoff Center!
Tickets start at $15.
This Black Violin Cincinnati performance is great for a family night, date night, or night out with friends. Their music moves and inspires everyone.
Tickets prices range from $25 – $45. Right now, receive $5 off per ticket when you use the VOYC link to make your purchase. The discount will show after you select your seat. Student tickets are available for $15 with valid student ID; however, these tickets are not eligible for the VOYC discount.
Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus, who blend classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music to create a unique and high energy style they call “Classical Boom.” Accompanied by drummer Nat Stokes and DJ SPS, Black Violin has spent the last several years performing for sold-out crowds across the country.
In addition to playing an average of 175 shows per year that have spanned 49 states and 36 countries, founders Wil and Kev have composed the score for the FOX-TV series Pitch and have been featured musicians on programs hosted by ESPN, HBO, and more.
When the members of Black Violin first learned to play their signature instruments-Wil Baptiste at the viola 14 years old and Kev Marcus the violin at the tender age of 9-neither could have foreseen that it would become their livelihood, though it was already becoming their passion. The two Florida natives first met while attending the Dillard High School of Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, a school whose exceptional music programs served to nurture their already budding talents.
With influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, Black Violin breaks all the rules, blending the classical with the modern to create something rare-a sound that nobody has ever heard, but that everybody wants to feel.
But beyond all the glitz and glamour, the members of Black Violin just want to give children the same opportunities that they had. With school music programs being culled all across the country, Kev and Wil are concerned that urban youth will not have the benefit of music as a positive alternative to other, more destructive pursuits.
The band released their major label debut Stereotypes (featuring Black Thought of The Roots and MC Pharoahe Monch) on Universal Music which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kayne West, Aerosmith, and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with acclaimed artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, and Alicia Keys.
With this in mind, they have embarked upon a campaign of social change-using youth orchestras and reinvigorated music programs to show children and teens that they are capable of expressing themselves in ways they have never dreamed.