Keller Auditorium

Black Violin

Black Violin - Showoff

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.

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

 

Keller Auditorium : Upcoming Events

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Portland's Singing Christmas Tree returns to Keller Auditorium for evening and matinee performances...

Showing: 11/22 - 12/01
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Oregon Ballet Theatre | George Balanchine's The Nutcracker | December 7-26, 2019 | Keller Auditorium| Image: Photo of a dancer in an illustrated winter landscape

Oregon Ballet Theatre presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker at the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium...

Showing: 12/07 - 12/26
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John Oliver publicity photo (standing with arms crossed, wearing a suit)

Live Nation welcomes comedian John Oliver to Keller Auditorium for four shows December 28 & 29, 2019 ...

Showing: 12/28 - 12/29
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Emporium Presents welcomes Straight No Chaser to the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium on Tuesday, December 31...

Showing: 12/31
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Broadway in Portland presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Broadway in Portland presents Fiddler on the Roof at the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium January 7–12, 2020...

Showing: 01/07 - 01/12
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Bill Blumenreich Presents welcomes sleight of hand artist Shin Lim to the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium...

Showing: 01/16