Black Violin to Perform on October 3

Black Violin joins 2018-2019 Kauffman Center Presents series

Hip-hop violin/viola duo Black Violin returns to the Kauffman Center on October 3

Tickets on sale 3/2

Hip-hop/classical duo Black Violin. Photo by Colin Brennan.

Kansas City, MO – The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has announced that Black Violin will perform on October 3 in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre. This event is part of the 2018-2019 Kauffman Center Presents series.

Black Violin is a duo that combines hip-hop and classical music influences. They will perform October 3, 2018, returning to the Kauffman Center after a sold-out fall 2016 performance. Violist Wil B. and violinist Kev Marcus have crafted a style that’s often described as “classical boom,” aiming to change perceptions of classical and hip-hop music.

Black Violin is currently writing and recording their next studio album, due out in 2018. The band’s most recent record, Stereotypes, debuted at number one on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and number four on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR praised the album and band, saying, “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.”

Tickets for Black Violin range from $29 to $49 plus applicable fees and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2. Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at


Black Violin has shared stages with musical acts including Kanye West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty. Black Violin’s music was featured on the Fox TV series, Pitch. The duo places heavy emphasis on educational outreach and perform for nearly 100,000 students annually. The band has partnered with the National Association for Music Manufacturers (NAMM) to continue their advocacy for accessible music education.

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