Classically trained string players, Black Violin return for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
Led by Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), the band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.
In the past 12 months, the band has performed for over 100,000 students in the U.S. and Europe, and has partnered with Yamaha and NAMM (National Association of Music Manufactures) to continue supporting music education.
Black Violin, alongside artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Elton John, recently joined with Turnaround Arts to bring arts education to struggling schools in underserved communities. Turnaround Arts is a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts founded by President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 2012.
The group has collaborated creatively with artists such as Kanye West, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys.
Their most recent album, Stereotypes, hit #1 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover chart and #4 on Billboard’s R&B Chart.
Tickets for Black Violin are $25-$60 and are on sale online at artcenter.org or at the Center ticket office at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, Ca 92025, or by calling 800-988-4253. The ticket office is open Tuesday – Saturday noon–6 p.m., and Sunday, noon–5 p.m.
To learn more, including performance dates, times, and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.
Get more information about the show including the show program as well as purchase tickets here: artcenter.org/event/black-violin-impossible-tour/