PITTSBURGH—The Hill House Association proudly welcomes musical sensation Black Violin to the Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.
The dynamic pair of violinists fuse classical training with hip-hop styling to create an entirely new genre of music that is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.
The Black Violin performance is part of the Association’s “Live From The Hill” event series, which has brought a number of acclaimed artists to Pittsburgh. Tickets for the Black Violin concert range in price from $25 to $35, and can be purchased Online prior to the performance at http://www.showclix.com.
“The Hill House Association is committed to presenting world-class arts and we are excited to bring these incredibly talented artists to Pittsburgh,” said Michael Jasper, chair of the Board of Directors.
Black Violin was founded in the mid-2000s by two long-time classmates who reluctantly discovered instrumental music in school and turned their hobby into a thriving career. After attending college on music scholarships, the duo formed a band that would eventually travel the globe and perform with many Top 40 artists. Their music has enthralled audiences from London to Milan to Dubai, not to mention millions of viewers on YouTube.
“Live from the Hill” has quickly emerged as one of Pittsburgh’s signature arts programs. Since 2011, the Hill House Association has invited world-renowned authors, artists and performers to delight audiences in venues throughout the region. The series has its roots in the thriving jazz scene that once occupied the Hill District, and seeks to preserve Pittsburgh’s status as a destination for artists of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds.
In recent years, Hill House has brought artists such as Audra McDonald, Jonathan Butler, John Legend, and the Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem to perform in the city. These events attract thousands of local music enthusiasts, including members of the community who do not typically have access to high-quality performing arts programs.
“Live From The Hill brings unique and provocative artists to Pittsburgh that no one else in the city would look to bring,” said Jeffrey J. Anderson, chief operating officer of the Hill House Association. “We don’t focus on one particular genre; we focus on different genres and forms of artistry.”
(Information courtesy of The Hill House Association.)
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