Sadie Johnson, Esse Quam Videri, Der Rosenkavalier, Jeff Pearce

This week we meet guitarist and Artist in the Making, Sadie Johnson, visit with ambient musician Jeff Pearce, and take a nuanced look at the average Muslim.

This week on Artworks:

Sadie Johnson, a 15-year-old guitarist who is making a name for herself in the Bloomington performance scene. Annie Corrigan speaks with her about what she learns from playing with musicians three- and four-times her age.

Also on the program,

Yaël Ksander speaks with an artist who is seeking to provide a more nuanced portrait of the average Muslim than is readily available in the American media.

One of Richard Strauss’s best-loved works returns to the IU Opera Theater.

And Adam Schwartz speaks to Indiana ambient musician Jeff Pearce about the inspiration for his music and the effect is had on one of his listeners.

Stories On This Episode

Guitarist Sadie Johnson Is Not Too Young To Rock

Sadie Johnson plays electric guitar

The 15-year-old guitarist is making a name for herself across south-central Indiana. She hopes to make it to the national scene before she turns 20.

Jeff Pearce: Inspired By Indiana’s Changing Seasons

Jeff Pearse

Indiana ambient musician Jeff Pearce plays the Chapman Stick to evoke Indiana’s four distinct seasons. His music is often heard on WFIU's Hearts of Space.

“Der Rosenkavalier” — It’s Been A While!

Der Rosenkavalier sopranos

"Der Rosenkavalier" has more cast members, more complex orchestral and vocal scoring, more rehearsals, and at four hours plus in duration -- just more!

As American As Pie (From A Muslim-Owned Pizzeria)

Tamir (detail)

An exhibition of Muslim self-portraits co-opts American icons to thwart stereotypes.

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