Dreams of Hope
Tune in to WOSU, Friday, April 24 @ 10:00 PM for the Columbus broadcast premiere of DREAMS OF HOPE. This captivating film tells the story of a historic concert at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, more than 50 years after a hate crime there killed four African American girls. Conducted by Dr. Henry Panion III, the concert performance features musical instruments that serve as symbols of hope - violins restored from Holocaust concentration camps. The documentary incorporates behind-the-scenes interviews reflecting on the purpose of the event: to celebrate the resilience of those who have faced hate, discrimination and racism. Highlights of the concert-documentary include the performance of Dreams of Hope for Solo Violin & Orchestra by Dr. Panion, commissioned for this historic performance with violinists Caitlin Edwards, who returns home to premiere the work on the Auschwitz violin, built around 1850 and restored by Amnon Weinstein, founder of Violins of Hope.
Friday, April 24, 10:00 PM on HD
Saturday, April 25, 3:00 AM on HD
Sunday, April 26, 9:00 PM on Plus