2015 Levitt National Tour


2015 Levitt National Tour

Black Violin

During the summer of 2015, the second annual Levitt National Tour returned with the critically acclaimed, genre-busting duo Black Violin. Audiences experienced a high-energy sonic party that got everyone dancing!

About the Tour

Fresh off the success of the inaugural Levitt National Tour, Levitt Foundation presented the 2015 Tour featuring the critically acclaimed, genre-busting duo Black Violin. Layering strings with hip-hop, classical, rock, R&B and even bluegrass, Black Violin dazzles audiences and charms critics across the globe.

Taking place in June and July 2015, the Tour stopped at six Levitt locations—including Arlington, Texas; Bethlehem, Pa; Denver; Los Angeles; Pasadena, Calif.; and Memphis. Audiences experienced a festive atmosphere at these family-friendly shows, filled with unexpected surprises that got everyone on their feet dancing. In addition to the free shows, Black Violin participated in Q&A’s with the audience and led community outreach activities with youth, drawing on past experiences to spur their creativity.

About Black Violin

“Black Violin works hard, but makes it all look like play.” —The New York Times

Black Violin’s groundbreaking blend of classical and contemporary has made them in-demand collaborators with many celebrated artists including Kanye West, Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin, The Eagles, Aerosmith and 50 Cent. Appealing to diverse audiences of all generations, they have entertained the troops in Iraq, were featured at President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Ball, and have wowed audiences at the legendary Apollo and major music festivals. Reflecting their ever-growing popularity, SXSW voted Black Violin one of the “Top 5 New Bands” in 2013.

Along with pushing musical boundaries, Black Violin is committed to turning young fans onto their own potential. “We encourage kids to think creatively…Expand your mind. Once we get their attention with the music, that’s the message we want to deliver.” This dynamic duo seamlessly bridges the worlds of classical and popular music, inspiring all ages with their creativity and positive message.

Read more about the 2015 Levitt National Tour in reVerb, the Levitt blog.

Tour Artists


The War and Treaty


La Santa Cecilia


The New Respects


Flor De Toloache


Paul Thorn and Blind Boys of Alabama


The Suffers


Black Violin


Playing For Change