Black Violin brings inventive classical and hip hop sound to War Memorial Auditorium in April
Tickets on sale Friday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Following a successful Unity Tour, which sold-out 28 public performances, Black Violin brings its unique mix of classical violin and hip hop beats to Music City for a one-night-only event at the War Memorial Auditorium on April 26, 2018.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. at WMArocks.com by phone at 615-782-4030, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
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 Kanye West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has 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, Tavis Smiley Show, The Wendy Williams Show and The Ellen Show.
In addition to public concerts, Black Violin has performed for more than 100,000 students in the past 12 months throughout North America and Europe. Endorsed by Yamaha Music Black Violin has partnered with the National Association for Music Manufacturers (NAMM) to continue advocacy for accessible music education.
Black Violin is currently writing and recording a studio album due in 2018. Its most recent record Stereotypes debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover chart and No. 4 on the Billboard R&B chart. The track was also selected by the ESPN Network to promote the upcoming 2017 US Open after the duo served as the house-band for the 82nd Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Presentation hosted by ESPN. NPR praised the album and band saying, “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.”
If You Go:
April 26, 2018
War Memorial Auditorium
301 6th Ave. North
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.