David Ford

Reporter/Host

David Ford earned his Bachelor and Master degrees in clarinet performance at Northwestern University, where he also studied composition and jazz arranging. After a career as a principal clarinetist in orchestras throughout the interior of Mexico, David returned to the states and began a radio-announcing career in Austin, Texas. At 89.5 KMFA, David produced and hosted hundreds of programs. Three of them (Mind Your Music, The Basics and T.G.I.F. Thank Goodness It’s Familiar) won international awards in the Fine Arts Radio Competition.

At WFDD David writes, hosts and produces the 4-minute daily arts feature Triad Arts that airs Monday through Fridays at 8:35 AM and 5:44 PM. He also writes, hosts and co-produces the hour-long arts magazine Triad Arts Weekend on Fridays at 1:00 PM. David has written national features for KUSC and CPRN in Los Angeles and conducted interviews for Minnesota Public Radio's Weekend America.

In his spare time, David enjoys playing tennis, drinking Krankie’s coffee with his wife, and family walks in the woods with their eight-year-old son, Rafa.

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Arts
8:34 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Red Clay Saxophone Quartet Performs at UNCG

Red Clay Saxophone Quartet
Red Clay Saxophone Quartet and Music for a Great Space

Discover the history of the saxophone in all its variations, from sopranino to baritone.

The Red Clay Saxophone Quartet featuring guest composer Stacy Garrop, with video by Michael Frierson and dance by Jan Van Dyke performs this weekend.  

David Ford chatted with Duke University and Music Academy of North Carolina saxophone instructor and soloist Susan Fancher who plays soprano saxophone in the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet. She was joined by Associate Professor of Composition and Electronic Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, baritone saxophonist Mark Engebretson. On Saturday night, November 1st at 7:30pm the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet will perform in the UNCG Music Building Recital Hall. The free concert features guest composer Stacy Garrop, video by Michael Frierson and dance by Jan Van Dyke. 

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Arts
8:39 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Pianist Ang Li Performs "China to Chopin, With Love"

Ang Li
AngLipiano.com

Internationally renowned pianist Ang Li discusses the relationship between classical and contemporary music as well as the breadth of her expertise.

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Arts
11:16 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Piedmont Opera Presents Madama Butterfly

Randy Cummings/Bun Hill Photo

“Man’s love is of his life a thing apart; ‘Tis woman’s whole existence.” It’s a quote from Don Juan but it’s also been used to summarize the joy and tragedy that’s everywhere to be found in Madama Butterfly. Piedmont Opera brings Puccini’s dramatic masterpiece to the Triad this weekend, with its bold, three-dimensional characters, clever, and poetic dialogue and some of the most beautiful music ever composed.

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Arts
8:39 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Full Service Glass Studio and Gallery The Olio Celebrates Grand Opening

Pablo Picasso once said "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up”.

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Arts
1:05 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

"Behind the Mask," Scott Blumenthal's "The Kiss," Angus MacLachlan, and Day of the Dead

David Lubin and "Behind the Mask: WWI, Plastic Surgery, and the Modern Beauty Revolution"

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