Triad Arts

Weekdays at 8:45am & 5:44pm

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

Triad Arts Weekend brings you a full hour of arts -- Fridays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.

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8:54 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Singer/Songwriter Jeffrey Dean Foster Releases New Album "The Arrow"

Jeffrey Dean Foster is a world-class songwriter who calls Winston-Salem home. He has a new album coming out on November 4th, called The Arrow. Its somewhat of an outlier in the modern music world – the variety of styles, and warm sounds of The Arrow harken back to a time when albums were crafted with care, yet executed with confident abandon. There are traces of The Replacements, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, even the Rolling Stones on The Arrow.

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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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8:39 am
Wed October 29, 2014

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

Ang Li

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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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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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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