NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Thirty-one students from Metro Nashville Public Schools and Music City Strings will join classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus of Black Violin at their one-night engagement on May 9 at War Memorial Auditorium.
Tickets go on sale now at WMArocks.com, by phone at 615-782-4030, and in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
The students will participate in a 90-minute workshop with the artists to rehearse for a special performance with the group later that evening.
Music City Strings is a nonprofit organization that conducts classes, workshops, and public performances to foster high level music education for the students of Middle Tennessee. The program has enjoyed many successes at the local, national, and international level, naming it one of the top educational string performance ensembles in the country.
About Black Violin
Black Violin is composed of 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.” They have shared the stage with top names including Kanye West, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, and have collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys.
In addition to their public concerts, 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.
“Black Violin upends cultural and musical stereotypes…an unexpected blend of classically trained musicianship and hip-hop beats and inventiveness.” — The Miami Herald
“Their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.” — NPR
If You Go:
May 9, 2019
War Memorial Auditorium
301 6th Ave. North