Black Violin and Purchase Symphony Orchestra
“Black Violin works hard, but makes it all look like play. Sometimes they play with the intense seriousness of orchestral soloists; at others, they fiddle as if at a hoedown; at still others they strum the violin and viola like guitars.” The New York Times
This stereotype-smashing duo made up of Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, a.k.a. Kev Marcus and Wil B., blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music on violin and viola, accompanied by ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and drums, and backed by the entire Purchase Symphony Orchestra.
Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW this year to SRO crowds. With influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, Black Violin breaks the rules, blending classical with modern to create a sound that no one has ever heard but everyone wants to feel, and showing that music can be as unrestrained as the minds that conceive it.
Tickets: $65/ $45 / $30
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase NY 10577