Black Violin – Give Thanks Tour



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DATE

Sun, December 12, 2021


DOORS OPEN

6:30pm


START TIME

7:00pm


TICKET PRICES

$35
(plus per ticket fee, directly supporting the Capitol Center/Bank of NH Stage)

VENUE

Chubb Theatre
44 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301


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For 17 years, Black Violin has been merging string arrangements with modern beats and
vocals and building bridges in communities along the way. Members Kev
Marcus and Wil Baptiste first met in orchestra class at Dillard High School in Fort
Lauderdale, becoming classically trained on the violin and viola through their high school
and college careers. Post-college, they reconvened to produce beats for South Florida
rappers, and began building an audience in local clubs. They later went on to
win Showtime at the Apollo in 2005, and eventually sold out headline performances at
venues across the country, including a sold out two-night headline run at The Kennedy
Center in 2018. NPR took note and declared “their music will keep classical music alive
for the next generation.” Black Violin’s latest release, Take the Stairs, earned a Grammy
Award nomination for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album”.

Pre-pandemic, Black Violin was playing over 200 shows a year (many of these are
performances for young low-income students in urban communities – in the last year
alone, the group played for over 100,000 students) with the goal of challenging
stereotypes and preconceived notions of what a “classical musician” looks and sounds
like. “The stereotypes are always there, embedded so deep in our culture,” says Wil.
“Just by nature of our existence we challenge those ideas. It’s a unique thing that brings
people together who aren’t usually in the same room, and in the current climate, it’s good
to bring people together.”

Last year, the group launched the Black Violin Foundation Inc., a non-profit
organization dedicated to empowering youth by providing access to quality music
programs in their community. BVF believes that music and access to music programs
should not be determined by race, gender, or socio-economic status. Black Violin
Foundation’s inaugural program the Musical Innovation Grant for Continuing Education
will provide scholarships to young music students to attend a program of their liking that
fosters musical creativity and innovation.

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