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
9:38 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Music Director Dmitry Sitkovetsky Plays with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra for Two Performances

Violinist and Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.
Greensborosymphony.org

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

In April of 2002 a renowned Russian violinist was invited to perform Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin with the Greensboro Symphony. That performance left a lasting impression. The chemistry between soloist and orchestra was just right, and the following year the guest artist was appointed Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. It’s a position Dmitry Sitkovetsky holds to this day, and this week he joins the orchestra once more as soloist performing Beethoven’s amazing concerto. Dmitry spoke with David Ford by phone from his studio in London, and he began by asking him about his musical use of time in his 2004 recording of the Beethoven Concerto with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St, Martin in the Fields.

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triad arts
1:47 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

App State's Performing Arts Series Worth Stomping About

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Appalachian State University PAS

Appalachian State University’s Performing Arts Series 2014 begins January 31st with amazing modern dance.

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Arts
1:24 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

A Tribute to Copey Hanes, the Jia String Quartet, Arts for Life, and the Art of Letterforming

Helen Copenhaver Hanes
University of North Carolina School of the Arts

 

Triad Arts Weekend January 17, 2014

 

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Arts
8:44 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Meet the Artist: UNCG's Lawrence Jenkens

Lawrence Jenkens
UNCH

Lawrence Jenkens began heading the University of NC at Greensboro’s Art Department in 2010. For decades he’s been fascinated by the art and architecture of fifteenth-century Italy, and he’s taught multiple aspects of Italian art from the late medieval period through the Baroque. David Ford began by asking what changed in Italian art from the 15th to 16th centuries.

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Arts
9:01 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Four Decades - A Retrospective Show of the Work of Roy Nydorf

Greenhill Center for NC Art

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

Roy Nydorf is an award-winning Triad artist. Based in Oak Ridge, the Guilford College professor of art has exhibited nationally and internationally, with works in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art among many others. In May of 2012, the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art presented an exhibit titled Four Decades. It was the first major survey Roy’s work, including drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture.

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