School Shows
In-Person at LBC!

Black Violin

Grades 7-12

In-Person at LBC!

Don’t miss the amazingly talented and popular Black Violin in a special performance for students! Named after an album by preeminent African-American swing era jazz violinist Stuff Smith, Black Violin’s unique sound is an innovative blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass. This group sells out concerts internationally and has been one of the hottest bands at preeminent music festival South by Southwest® in recent years, all while staying committed to performing for young audiences to illustrate creativity, dedication, and determination for the next generation.

All patrons attending LBC School Shows are required to wear a mask at all times regardless of vaccination status. Guests must be fully vaccinated or provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test to attend a show. Antigen (rapid) tests must be taken within 24 hours of the scheduled event start time and PCR tests must be taken within 48 hours of the event. These tests must be conducted by a laboratory. At-home tests are permitted when for School Show attendees only used in accordance with the instructions on the labeling. Results of tests must match the person who is attending the performance. Teachers will be required to confirm that all attendees of our School Shows at LBC meet the outlined criteria. Groups who do not comply with these requirements will not be allowed into the performance, are not eligible for refunds, and are still responsible for payment in full.

On sale November 15, 2021 starting at 9:00am.

Set the Stage

Coming soon!

Prepare your students for their trip to the virtual theater with these free resource materials.

  • Artist’s Study Guide
  • Talking Points for Classroom Discussion
  • Classroom Activities

Common Core Content Standards

Easily apply these content standards in your classroom:

  • 8.SL.2: Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.
  • 9-10.RL.9: Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).
  • 11-12.RL.5. Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

Lesson Plan Idea

In groups, students research a stringed instrument identifying its history, how the instrument works to make music, which genres of music use it, and noted musicians who have played it.

Extend your field trip to LBC with Art Talks!

Take your students on a self-guided tour of our Sculpture Garden. Thoughtfully restored following the 2017 firestorms, our Sculpture Garden is designed to reflect the local Sonoma County landscape. In the Garden, there are two picnic tables with smaller versions of the sculpture elements that you see in the landscape. If you like, have students find new ways to arrange the colorful pieces. Then please leave what they have made for the next visitors to enjoy.


  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, Education Operations & Services Supervisor, or call 707.800.7504.
  • Find terms and conditions plus more resources here.

Event Information

Mon, Mar 14, 2022
60 minutes

In-Person at LBC!

Students: $9
$3 discount per student on the National Lunch Program!
Adults: $9
1 free adult for every 10 students!

Scholarships available.

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