Saturday, Apr 07, 2018 8:00p -
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
$21.50 / $25 / $28.50 / $32
Music, Performing Arts, University
Black Violin is composed of violist Wil B. and violinist Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multigenre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” Black Violin has shared stages with top names such as Kanye West, Aerosmith, and Tom Petty, and has collaborated with Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, and Alicia Keys.
The band is writing and recording its next studio album, due in 2018. Black Violin’s most recent record, Stereotypes, debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and no. 4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR praised the album and band, saying its “music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.”
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 its 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, the band has partnered with the National Association for Music Manufacturers to continue its advocacy for accessible music education.