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Black Violin
Dayton Live Presents

Discovery: Black Violin

May 6, 2022

60 Minutes

No Intermission


BLACK VIOLIN is a one-of-a-kind experience. Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester bring their unique blend of a variety of music genres and their talent with the violin and viola to inspire and excite audiences. They have performed and worked with Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Tom Petty, and Aerosmith. Black Violin is a live blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. They are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. Since starting Black Violin a little over a decade ago, Wil B and Kev Marcus have performed an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries as far away as Dubai, Prague and South Africa. Their groundbreaking collaborations have led them to play their music for U.S. troops in Iraq, the official President’s Inaugural Ball, and the Kids Inaugural in Washington, D.C.

Resource Guide coming soon!

Curriculum Connections:

English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Fine Arts/Drama

Ohio’s Learning Standards Met:

English Language Arts: RL.3.5; RL.4.5; RL.5.2; RL.5.5; RL.5.7; RL.6.2; RL.7.2; RL.8.2; RL.8.3; RL.8.5; RL.11-12.3
Social Studies: Heritage
Fine Arts/Drama: 3.1RE; 3.5RE; 3.1CO; 3.4CO; 4.3RE; 4.1CO; 4.4CO; 5.3RE; 5.1CO; 5.4CO; 6.1RE; 6.5RE; 6.4CO; 7.1RE; 8.3CO; HSP.1RE; HSP.5RE; HSP.7CO

National Core Arts Theatre Standards Met:

MU:Re7.1.3; MU:Re7.1.4; MU:Re7.1.5; MU:Re7.2.3; MU:Re7.2.4; MU:Re7.2.5; MU:Cn10.0.3; MU:Cn10.0.4; MU:Cn10.0.5; MU:Cn10.0.6; MU:Cn10.0.7; MU:Cn10.0.8; MU:Cn11.0.3; MU:Cn11.0.4; MU:Cn11.0.5; MU:Cn11.0.6; MU:Cn11.0.7; MU:Cn11.0.8

Age Recommendation

Best for grades K-12.


The 11:30 a.m. performance will be sign interpreted and/or audio described upon request. Please indicate your need for interpreted and/or audio description on your Discovery order form or let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.

Ticket Information


Just click the “REGISTER NOW” button below to order your tickets! You’ll be taken to the order form.

If you’d like to request ticket scholarship assistance or a transportation scholarship, visit our Discovery Series Scholarships page.

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Taylor Benjamin

Manager – Education & Engagement
937-228-7591, ext. 3039

Plus service fees. Prices subject to change.

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May 6, 11:30AM
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