Being a cellist requires a special kind of commitment. Not only are there arduous hours of practice, of learning theory and of playing scales, but there’s the added burden of lugging the damn instrument around. It weighs roughly the same as a bass guitar, but the case ... it’s the case that’s the killer. A quality one will run 15 to 18 pounds when empty, and cellists spend their lives navigating those beasts in and out of cars, negotiating them through airports and generally looking like they want to die. So you have to assume that dynamic Croatian duo 2Cellos have paid their instrument-toting dues — they’ve lugged their big ol’ cellos all over the world in support of their genre-bending performances at places like the Winspear Opera House (2403 Flora St.), where they’ll play at 8 p.m. Thursday. But Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser probably get other people to carry their cellos around now — they’ve appeared on “Glee,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and are supporting a new album that mashes up the rich sounds of Vivaldi and Bach with the music of Nirvana, AC/DC and Iron Maiden. Tickets are $39 to $49 at attpac.org.
Thu., Feb. 26, 8 p.m., 2015
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