Featuring a very special performance as members of the Philharmonic Association – Triangle Youth Music, will join Black Violin on stage the night of the show!
RESERVED SEATS: $45
Reserved seats closest to the stage are NOT covered by a roof, chairs are provided by the venue.
GA LAWN: $25
General admission Lawn seating starts behind the reserved seats and ends at the Crescent Deck in the back of the venue where the reserved table seats are located.
RESERVED TABLE SEATS: $45
Reserved Table seats are covered by a roof and are located behind the lawn seats. Numbered tables are 6 seat tables (1-44), 4 seat tables are lettered (A-FF) and are higher pub tables.
(Ticket limit 10) Tickets on sale to general public April 27 at 10am
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.
In 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.”
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 (hyperlink to http://philharmonic-association.org), whose mission is to prove and 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. We have given nearly 2000 aspiring public school aged musicians an opportunity to perform over 400 of the world’s greatest classical works and eleven world premieres. Many of our members have also had the opportunity to appear as soloists and conductors.
FOOD TRUCKS & FEATURED BREWERIES – TBD
Lawn Chairs (any height)
Rain Coats & Ponchos
1 Bottle of factory sealed water
Food & beverage
Blankets *** (Blankets will NOT be allowed for this show)
Venue concession stands will be open serving a variety of fantastic food and beverages. For food and beverage menus click here.
Let us pack your picnic! Choose the picnic in the park option to pre-order dinner and pick it up when you arrive!
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