Triad Arts

Weekdays at 8:35am & 5:44pm

Join 88.5 WFDD's David Ford every weekday for interviews and insight into the Piedmont Triad's rich artistic community.

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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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8:40 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Meet the Artist: Percussive Arts Society President John Beck

UNCSA.edu

The world's largest percussion organization is the international Percussive Arts Society. In 2012 their “Day of Percussion” with clinics and performances all day long took place on the campus of Wake Forest University. Outstanding college and High School percussion ensembles from across the state, acclaimed soloists and professional percussion ensembles performed a wide variety of music, and world class clinicians covered a broad spectrum of topics.

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8:44 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Farmer Jason's Music Inspires Children to Appreciate Nature

Farmer Jason.
Greg Roth

Throughout the 80s, Jason Ringenberg pioneered the fusion of punk rock and country as front man for the Country Hall of Fame band Jason and the Scorchers. Today he’s inspiring children to appreciate nature through song as Farmer Jason. His family music recordings have won major awards from Disney, Parents’ Choice, the Los Angeles Times and more. His most recent CD is titled Nature Jams out on the myKaZoo label. Jason spoke with David Ford about it by phone from his farm in Bon Aqua, Tennessee, just west of Nashville.

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8:40 am
Mon January 13, 2014

No Rules Theatre Company Invests in New Community Arts Fund

No Rules Theatre Co.

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

Nonprofit arts organizations typically rely heavily on fundraising to survive.  Last November a small theatre company took a large step toward changing the ways in which they raise money in the 21st Century. No Rules Theatre Co. (NRTC), dual-headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, and Arlington, VA, announced that it had raised more than $100,000 for two things at one time – its own organization, plus a new community arts fund at The Winston-Salem Foundation. No Rules artistic director Joshua Morgan spoke with David Ford about the unique fundraiser and he began by asking him why raise money for non-profits other than his own.

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8:51 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Music for a Great Space Presents the Relevents Wind Quintet

Relevents Wind Quintet

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

Relevents Wind Quintet is the faculty ensemble in residence at High Point University. What began in 2008 as a group of professional Greensboro musicians who clicked as musical colleagues and friends quickly turned into one of the Triad’s premiere chamber ensembles. Since then they’ve toured throughout Florida, Virginia, the Carolinas, and southern Germany. On Friday night, January 17th you can hear this remarkable quintet live in concert right here in the Triad compliments of Music for a Great Space. The concert series brings only the finest musicians to the Piedmont, where they perform in great spaces. The Relevents performance is no exception. It’ll be held in St. Pius Catholic Church in Greensboro, 2210 N. Elm Street.  It’ll be a dynamic program too with virtuoso music for winds by American composer Samuel Barber, a living composer inspired by his work, and two other living composers forging new musical paths of their own. Oboist Thomas Pappas and flutist Laura Dangerfield Stevens spoke with David Ford about the program.

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