Experience an Appalachian hike from your computer, PBS airs the powerful story of a group of Czech Jews imprisoned during World War II who performed one of the most ambitious choral works ever written, and more top picks.
Smallz & Raskind
Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser – the crossover classical cello-playing duo known as 2CELLOS – are launching their first North American tour in April. The classically trained musicians tackle pop, rock, and jazz favorites with their own sound, bringing in a range of guest artists on their latest album, including Elton John, Steve Vai, Naya Rivera, Lang Lang, Zucchero, and Sky Ferreira. Check out 2cellos.com and social media for tour locations and updates.
Sing what you cannot say
Defiant Requiem: Voices of Resistance explores a little-known act of resistance by a group of Czech Jews imprisoned in the town of Terezín, just outside Prague, during World War II. Awaiting deportation to a concentration camp, they performed one of the most ambitious choral works ever written, Verdi’s Requiem mass. In the audience were Nazi officers – and also members of the International Red Cross, to whom the Czechs hoped to send a desperate appeal for help. A modern performance of the work in the same town commemorates the event in this powerful film. It airs Sunday, April 7, at 10 p.m. on PBS.