Black Violin to Play Cary!

  • Wil B. And Kev Marcus (Black Violin) combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.”
  • They will be joined on stage by the Philharmonic Association – Triangle Youth Music.
  • Tickets on Sale Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

 Just a few weeks after performing with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, Black Violin announced they will continue to tour in to the fall with a date at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre on August 18, 2018. General Admission Lawn tickets are $25 and Reserved Seats and Reserved Table Seats are $45. Go to www.boothamphitheatre.com for more info.

Black Violin has been recognized as the Turnaround Aritist for Mary B. Bethune Elementary School in their hometown of Broward County, FL. Turnaround Arts, a national education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, infuses arts into struggling schools to support overall reform efforts.  Given the band’s dedication to accessible music education, they partner with local youth orchestras while on tour. For the date at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre, it seemed natural to partner with the Philharmonic Association – Triangle Youth Music, whose mission is to provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn, understand, and perform all genres of great classical and jazz music. Twenty-eight members of the Philharmonic will have the opportunity to perform with Black Violin at Booth Amphitheatre on August 18th.  Beginning 30 years ago with an orchestra of 35, the Philharmonic Association has now grown to include three full orchestras, two string orchestras, four jazz ensembles, and several chamber ensembles serving almost 400 talented young musicians a year. They have given nearly 2,000 aspiring public school aged musicians an opportunity to perform over 400 of the world’s greatest classical works and eleven world premieres. For more information, visit their website at www.philharmonic-association.org.

Tickets can be purchased at Booth Amphitheatre (Tuesday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m.), through etix.com, or by phone at (800) 514-3849. Etix phone hours: Monday-Friday/ 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. EST

Saturday/10 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST & Sunday/noon – 8 p.m. EST.

BLACK VIOLIN BIO
Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. And Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kanye West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys.

The duo composed music for the television series Pitch which debuted on FOX in 2016, in addition to appearances on HBO’s Ballers, The Tonight Show, The Wendy Williams Show, and The Ellen Show.

In addition, Black Violin has performed for more than 100,000 students in the past 12 months throughout North America and Europe. The band is endorsed by Yamaha Music, and has partnered with the National Association for Music Manufacturers (NAMM) to continue their advocacy for accessible music education.

To highlight Black Violin’s dedication to accessible music education, the band likes to partner with local youth orchestras. For the date at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre, it seemed natural to partner with the Philharmonic Association – Triangle Youth Music, whose mission is to provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn, understand, and perform all genres of great classical and jazz music. Twenty-eight members of the Philharmonic will have the opportunity to perform with Black Violin at Booth Amphitheatre on August 18th.  Beginning 30 years ago with an orchestra of 35, the Philharmonic Association has now grown to include three full orchestras, two string orchestras, four jazz ensembles, and several chamber ensembles serving almost 400 talented young musicians a year. They have given nearly 2,000 aspiring public school aged musicians an opportunity to perform over 400 of the world’s greatest classical works and eleven world premieres. Website http://philharmonic-association.org

Last December, Black Violin was announced as the Turnaround Artist for Mary B. Bethune Elementary School in their hometown of Broward County, FL. Turnaround Arts, a national education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, infuses arts into struggling schools to support overall reform efforts. Founded by President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 2012, the program partners schools with music instrument grants, arts supplies, professional development, musicals, and pairs each school with an artist to provide mentorship, inspiration, and support for the school’s journey in the program. Turnaround Artists include Elton John, Edward Norton, and Yo-Yo Ma, among other highly acclaimed members of the arts community.

Black Violin served as the house band for ESPN’s Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Presentation, held in December 2018, for the second consecutive year. In Fall of 2017, the network selected Black Violin’s track “Stereotypes” to promote the US Open tennis tournament. Black Violin is currently writing and recording their next studio album, due out in 2018. The band’s most recent 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.”

 

For complete concert information go to www.boothamphitheatre.com or call (919) 462-2025.

For more information visit:

www.BlackViolin.net

www.philharmonic-association.org

 

PRIMARY CONTACTS: Teresa Franzen, Publicist, T. Franzen, Inc., (919) 210-5150
Liz McDonald, General Manager, (919) 462-2024Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Manager, (919) 462-3861Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908 

 

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