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October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
NEW DATE ANNOUNCEMENT
Due to state, regional, and governmental mandates regarding COVID-19, Black Violin has been rescheduled. The new date for this performance at the Clay Center is
October 19, 2021.
All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new dates, or refunds will be available at the point of purchase if requested by June 30, 2021. Please stay safe and check back for additional updates.
Please call the box office Tuesday – Saturday between 9:00am -5:00pm or email at the address above at any time with questions and/or ticket inquiries.
Black Violin is composed of both classically trained violist Wil Baptiste, and violinist Kev Marcus. The duo, from South Florida, began playing together in their high school orchestra class. After attending separate colleges Kev and Wil reunited and decided to combine their classical training and love for hip-hop music; establishing a distinguished, genre-bending sound that has often been described as “classical boom”.
Creative collaborations include Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, and Alicia Keys. In 2016, Black Violin composed music for FOX’s hit TV series Pitch and the group has made appearances on HBO’s Ballers, The Tonight Show, The Wendy Williams Show, The Ellen Show and the 2016 Heisman Trophy Presentation on ESPN.
This performance is presented with support from the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Kevin Kinder & Tricia Clark, The Elliot Family Foundation, the Herscher Foundation, the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, Huntington Banks, and Jane Ray in Memory of Lakin Cook. The Clay Center’s performing arts and visual arts offerings are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.