When: Thu., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. 2018
Hip-hop fans and classical music connoisseurs find common ground in the genre-defying duo Black Violin. Classically trained musicians Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, who go by Kev Marcus and Wil B, break down stylistic boundaries by combining their bow-and-string mastery with hip-hop beats, jazz rhythms and R&B grooves. The result? A high-energy fusion of highbrow and popular sounds that sent the band’s most recent record, 2015’s Stereotypes, to No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover chart. “You know, hip-hop and classical, in a lot of ways, are both party music for different eras,” Sylvester says. The Florida-based pair brings the party to Vermont as part of its Classical Boom Tour.