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Black Violin at the Ordway

June 17 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

$45

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, The Kate TV, and The Ellen Show.

Pre-pandemic, Black Violin was playing over 200 shows a year with the goal of challenging stereotypes and preconceived notions of what a “classical musician” looks and sounds like. Many of these are performances for young, low-income students in urban communities; in the last year alone, the group played for over 100,000 students. The band is endorsed by Yamaha Music and Bose, and has partnered with the National Association for Music Manufacturers (NAMM) to continue their advocacy for accessible music education.

Details

Date:
June 17
Time:
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Cost:
$45
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Website:
https://ordway.org/events/black-violin/

Organizer

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Phone:
651-224-4222
Email:
quentin@goffpublic.com
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Venue

Ordway Center
345 Washington St
St Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Phone:
(651) 224-4222
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