“Their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.” —NPR
To most people, jazz, hip-hop, funk, and classical are musical genres. But to revolutionary music group Black Violin, they’re nothing but ingredients.
Combining a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce a signature sound that is not quite maestro, not quite emcee, this group of two classically trained musicians and their DJ is redefining the music world one string at a time.
Back by demand, Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist Wil B. and violinist 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.”
Sponsored by The Centennial Group, The Doctors Company with additional support from Lansing Board of Water and Light. Media sponsor: Michigan Radio.
Program, Runtime, Age Recommendation
This performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Haze and strobes used throughout performance.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
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