Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Black Violin

Black Violin - Showoff

The Black Violin concert originally scheduled at Keller Auditorium on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 is moving to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 8:00pm. Please note the change in date, theatre, and show time.

Your new shows details are:
Black Violin
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Show time: 8:00pm
The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall is located at 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

You will be issued new tickets for Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with comparable seat locations to your Keller Auditorium tickets. If you purchased Print at Home or Mobile tickets, the new tickets will be emailed to you. If you have Will-Call for your tickets, they will be at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall’s will-call on the evening of the show. If your original tickets were mailed, the new tickets will be mailed to you. The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Box Office opens 2 hours prior to show time.

If you have questions or concerns about your tickets, please contact Portland'5 via e-mail at, please include “Black Violin concert” in the subject line.

New sales for this event will begin soon. Please check back for updates.

Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music, often described as “classical boom," to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers. 

Black Violin’s new album Take The Stairs is now available, featuring singles "Showoff" and "One Step." 

Their last 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.” Some of their creative collaborations include Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, and Alicia Keys.

The group advocates for educational outreach and in the past 12 months have performed for over 100,000 students in the US and Europe. Black Violin’s Impossible Tour will spread the message that anything is possible and there are no limits to what one can achieve, regardless of circumstance.

Black Violin is part of the 2019/20 Portland'5 Education Program season.

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