- Date: 10/17/2019 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
- Location: Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N. East Street
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
- Introduction: Blend of classical and hip-hop music!
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $55/ $45/ $35/ $25/ Student $10
Show sponsored by Dr. Darrell Looney and Dr. Shermian Woodhouse
Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music, often described as “classical boom," to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.
Black Violin is currently writing and recording their next studio album expected to be released late 2019. Their last record, Stereotypes, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR praised the album and band, saying “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.” Some of their creative collaborations include Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, and Alicia Keys.
Tickets can be purchased online at artsblooming.org, by phone at (309) 434-2777 or in person at the Ticket Office located at 600 N. East St., Bloomington, IL.