October 17 – Aronoff Center
Tickets on sale Friday, July 14 at 10:00 AM
(Cincinnati, OH) – Hip-hop meets classical violin when the nationally-acclaimed band, BLACK VIOLIN, plays the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 14 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS , and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. A student ticket price of $15 is available in select locations. Group discount tickets for 10 or more are available by calling (513) 977-4157.
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.
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.
Wil and Kev place heavy emphasis on educational outreach, and have performed for more than 100,000 students in North America and Europe in the past twelve months. Black Violin was the featured musical act for the Blue Ribbon Festival at the Music Center in Los Angeles, CA where they performed for 19,000 fifth grade students from the Greater Los Angeles area over a three-day period. 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.
CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS
SEASON SPONSORS: AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), FURNITURE FAIR, LOCAL12 WKRC, THE P&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS: 21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Heidelberg Distributing, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Macy’s, Pepsi, Skyline Chili, TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle, Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.
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WHAT: BLACK VIOLIN
WHEN: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 7:30 PM
WHERE: Aronoff Center for the Arts – Procter & Gamble Hall
PRICE: $45 • $35 • $25 • $15 (Students). Additional service fees may apply.
INFO: 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.
TICKET INFORMATION – on sale Friday, July 14 at 10:00 AM
- (513) 621-ARTS 
- Aronoff Center Ticket Office
- Group sales (10 or more): (513) 977-4157