November 15, 2022

FMUPAC hosts Black Violin on December 10

FMUPAC hosts Black Violin on December 10

Famed classical-hip hop crossover duo Black Violin is set to perform at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.


The group returns to the FMUPAC for the first time since their sold out concert in 2018. 


The Grammy-nominated group consists of members Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, who use their classical instruments to create a unique fusion of classical strings with hip hop. 


First appearing on the music scene in 2004, Black Violin gained traction as a live music group, performing with the likes of Alicia Keys, Wu-Tang Clan and Mike Shionda of rock band Linkin Park. 


The famed duo eventually began recording and releasing original music a few years later. Now, with seven chart-topping albums–two of which were self-published–Black Violin is a major player in the classical music and hip hop communities.  


In addition to Black Violin, tickets for holiday shows are available. The South Carolina Dance Theatre presents The Nutcracker December 2 and 3, followed by the Florence Symphony Orchestra’s “Holiday Pops” on December 12, Columbia City Ballet’s The Nutcracker on December 15 and “Sleeping Beauty” by State Ballet Theatre of the Ukraine on December 21. 

To reserve tickets for Black Violin and all upcoming performances, visit the PAC website at, call (843) 661-4444, or at the PAC Ticket Office located at 201 South Dargan Street from 12pm to 5pm Monday – Friday.