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A Guaraldi Christmas, ¡Sacabuché! In China, The Art Of Paul Sweany

This week, Vince Guaraldi's music for "A Charlie Brown Christmas", an Indianapolis artist remembered, and ensemble ¡Sacabuché! heads to China.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Photo: CBS Entertainment

A" Charlie Brown Christmas" producer, Lee Mendelson, has said that he doesn’t believe “A Charlie Brown Christmas” would have endured this long without its musical score.

This week on Artworks-

The holidays, for some, are just not the same without Charlie Brown, and this week David Brent Johnson speaks with jazz pianist Luke Gillespie about the role Vince Guaraldi played in making “A Charlie Brown Christmas” a seasonal favorite.

Also on the program,

Yael Ksander visits a exhibit highlighting the work of local artist Paul Sweany who died earlier this year.

And an early music ensemble with numerous connections to Bloomington heads to China to celebrate the life of a 16th century Jesuit priest.

Stories On This Episode

Matteo Ricci: 16th-Century Priest Still Bridging Cultures

¡Sacabuché!

¡Sacabuché! to perform “Matteo Ricci: His Map and Music” in Beijing, China as part of a tour of Chinese concert venues and educational institutions.

Sex/Death: Ladies Night

bpp building

The light at the end of the Dark Alley has a distinctly female hue!

Paul Sweany: Twentieth-Century Renaissance Man

Paul Sweany, Root Image, detail

Currently showcased in a memorial retrospective, Paul Sweany’s watercolors evince the vigilance of the artist's inquiry into the world around him.

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