Georgia Youth Symphony to perform with Black Violin

“Black Violin upends cultural and musical stereotypes…an unexpected blend of classically trained musicianship and hip-hop beats and inventiveness.” -The Miami Herald
“The duo elicits brilliant music with poignant message for the world.” -Essence


Black Violin and Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra have announced that the student musicians of GYSO’s Symphony ensemble will be performing on stage with the duo during their show at Woodruff Arts Center’s Atlanta Symphony Hall on April 22, 2018. Black Violin will be stopping in Atlanta this spring as a part of their national headline CLASSICAL BOOM tour. Tickets to the show are available online here and at the venue box office.

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. For more information, visit

Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, founded in 2006 as a part of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, is the largest youth orchestra program in the Southeast. GYSO provides a structured and supportive, educational environment for highly talented elementary through high school aged students to reach their musical goals.

The Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra is currently scheduling mid-season auditions. Learn how your students can be a part of the music at