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
8:52 am
Thu April 9, 2015

UNCG Presents Philip Glass Opera "Galileo Galelei"

Philip Glass.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is having a year long 450th birthday celebration in honor of The Bard and the Father of Modern Science.

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Arts
9:48 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Greensboro Symphony Collaborates With Cirque De La Symphonie

Cirque de la Symphonie.
Greensboro Symphony

The Greensboro Symphony presents Cirque de la Symphonie this weekend.

Picture polished Russian circus acts like aerial silks, acrobatics, and juggling all set to the sounds of a full, live orchestra. On the program performed by the GSO will be music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian and more. 

The Cirque will team up with the Greensboro Symphony on Saturday night, April 11th and Sunday at 3 in the Greensboro Coliseum. It’s part of the Tanger Outlets Masterworks & POPS Series.

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Arts
10:28 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Organist Jimmy Jones Performs As Part Of Music For A Great Space

Organist Jimmy Jones.
www.musicforagreatspace.org

Organist and UNC School of the Arts alumnus James Jones has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and conductor throughout the U.S. and abroad. 

On Friday, April 17th he’ll be in recital at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro. The concert begins at 7:30 pm with organ solo and he’ll later be joined by the great trumpet player Anita Cirba and Winston-Salem Symphony concert master Corine Brouwer on music from the movie Schindler’s List by John Williams arranged by Jimmy Jones, and more. 

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Arts
9:57 am
Mon April 6, 2015

UNCSA Presents "Guys and Dolls"

Guys & Dolls with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser comes to The Stevens Center this month courtesy of UNC School of the Arts.

Opening night for The UNC School of the Arts production of Guys & Dolls is Thursday, April 9th in the Stevens Center where it’ll run through the 19th . 

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