Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of April 21st

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of April 21st
April 19, 2019 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV April 21-April 27, 2019

  • Great Performances at the Met: Aida – Sunday, 4/21 at 2pm 
    Giuseppe Verdi’s Egyptian epic “Aida” features soprano Anna Netrebko and mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili.
  • Call the Midwife – Sunday, 4/21 at 8pm 
    The team tries to unite an estranged mother and daughter who are both pregnant; Trixie’s friend is devastated to discover she is pregnant.
  • MASTERPIECE: Les Miserables – Sunday, 4/21 at 9pm 
    Desperately poor, Fantine leaves Paris to find work and must make a heartbreaking decision to give her daughter Cosette a better way of life; Jean Valjean forges a new identity and Javert is determined to catch him out.
  • MASTERPIECE: Unforgotten – Sunday, 4/21 at 9pm
    Cassie and Sunny decide to interview Peter, Chris, James and Tim about the time they stayed in the rented holiday cottage.
  • Antiques Roadshow – Monday, 4/22 at 8pm 
    Tremendous Tulsa treasures abound when ROADSHOW visits Philbrook Museum of Art, including a Dali “The Art Institute” etching, a 1964 Frank Sinatra letter and a Mississippian culture effigy pot, 900-1500 AD. One’s valued at $20,000-$30,000.
  • The Seven Generation River – Monday, 4/22 at 10pm on the World Channel 56.4
    Follow Michigan’s Pokagon Band of Native Americans as they undertake a major effort to set rivers and streams back on their natural course and to improve the habitats that surround them.
  • Detroit Performs – Tuesday, 4/23 at 7:30pm 
    The Chamber Music Society of Detroit is commemorating a huge milestone this year and to kick things off they presented a performance of the Montrose Trio. The Michigan Philharmonic is celebrating its conductor, Nan Washburn, for her NANniversary. University students in Sacramento, California take the lead in teaching elementary school children string instruments. Plus, DJ Oliver tours the Seligman Performing Arts Center at Detroit Country Day School.
  • Jeff Lynne’s ELO Live at Hyde Park – Friday, 4/26 at 8pm 
    Jeff Lynne performs Electric Light Orchestra’s hits in front of 50,000 people at Hyde Park in London.

State of the Art – Friday, 4/26 at 10pm 
After an exhilarating national journey of artistic discovery, 100 under-recognized American artists were selected for one unforgettable exhibition. “State of the Art,” a one-hour documentary, captures the personal stories of seven diverse artists from Crystal Bridges’ groundbreaking exhibit who are redefining the American aesthetic.

  • International Jazz Day from St. Petersburg – Friday, 4/26 at 11pm 
    Join more than two dozen world-renowned artists as they come together for an extraordinary International Jazz Day all-star global concert from St. Petersburg’s spectacular Mariinsky Theatre.
  • Midsomer Murders – Saturday, 4/27 at 8:30pm 
    The body of a farmer is found in the middle of a stone circle and suspicion leads to a group of druids.
  • Death in Paradise – Saturday, 4/27 at 10pm 
    A shadow is cast over a small fishing community when their festival queen is murdered in baffling circumstances.