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Black Violin:
Classical Boom Tour

with a performance by members of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM

$30 - adults
$20 - young adults 13 – 20
$10 - 12 and under

Black Violin

Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and 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.” Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kanye West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys.

Black Violin will continue their successful Classical Boom Tour in 2018, with a performance at Fraze Pavilion on June 28th, plus an opening performance by members of The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. This tour is a follow up to the successful 2016-2017 UNITY tour, which saw 28 sold-out public performances.

Black Violin served as the house band for ESPN’s Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Presentation, held in December, for the second consecutive year. In Fall of 2017, the network selected Black Violin’s track “Stereotypes” to promote the US Open tennis tournament.

Black Violin is currently writing and recording their next studio album, due out in 2018. The band’s most recent record, Stereotypes, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR praised the album and band, saying “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.”

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Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (DPYO) was founded in 1937 by Paul Katz, and brings together the greater Dayton area’s most gifted young orchestral musicians, providing the opportunity to study and perform a broad range of orchestral repertoire. The DPYO is committed to inspiring an overall cultural awareness and appreciation of music in its members and audiences, strengthening our region’s existing school music programs, and helping stimulate interest in the development of school orchestral programs where none exist.

The DPYO performs three concerts each season and was invited to perform at the 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2014 Ohio Music Education Association conferences. The Youth Orchestra regularly appears on the Dayton Philharmonic’s DP&L Family Concert Series, which has included collaborations with Cirque de la Symphonie, Zoot Theatre, the Dayton Ballet II Senior Company, performance artist Dan Kamin, and the Magic Circle Mime Company.

Dr. Patrick Reynolds, the conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, also serves as the Associate Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Dayton.