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.

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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8:56 am
Mon March 24, 2014

The Dan River Girls and the Life of Downtown Winston-Salem

The Dan River Girls.

The Dan River Girls are 14-year-old mandolinist and cellist Fiona Burdette, and her sisters 12-year-old Ellie on bass, and 9-year-old Jessie on fiddle. You can frequently catch them in concert during Roots Revival at Centenary Methodist Church in downtown Winston-Salem. They’ve also played at several outdoor festivals in the Triad and surrounding areas including Second Sundays on Fourth in downtown Winston-Salem.  The first 2014 Second Sunday on Fourth is scheduled for May 11th.

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8:34 am
Fri March 21, 2014

The Pilot Mountain Bowed Dulcimer Festival Begins April 11th

Performer and luthier Ken Bloom
Kentucky Music Week

The 10th Annual Pilot Mountain Bowed Dulcimer Festival kicks off Friday, April 11th with jam sessions Friday and Saturday nights, and it runs through Sunday the 13th.  The concert is as always open to the public with performances featuring among other great folk artists, festival organizer Ken Bloom, a true master of the sometimes mournful, sometimes mysterious and often times merry-sounding bowed dulcimer.

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8:32 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu and World Renowned Clarinetist Jon Manasse Perform in GSO

John Nakamatsu and Jon Manassee.
Sarah Shatz

This Friday in the Triad, two of the world’s greatest chamber musicians: Van Cliburn gold medalist pianist Jon Nakamatsu and world renowned clarinetist Jon Manasse will will perform together live in concert as part of the Music for a Great Space series. Jon Nakamatsu spoke with David Ford by phone from his home in New York.

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8:12 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Terri Kirby Erickson Celebrates New Collection of Poetry: A Lake of Light and Clouds

The cover of Terri Kirby Erickson's new collection of poetry, A Lake of Light and Clouds. Art by Stephen White.
Terri Kirby Erickson

International award-winning poet Terri Kirby Erickson recently completed her fourth collection of poetry. The Press 53 author will unveil her latest: A Lake of Light and Clouds at the Historic Broyhill in Clemmons on April 3rd. The book launch gala is also a fundraiser for the Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center Simstein Memorial Fund for patients unable to afford treatment.

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8:33 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Sarod Player Gaurang Doshi Pays Tribute to His Father Dr. Laxmikant Doshi with Concert at UNCG

Gaurang Doshi

The sarod along with the sitar, is the most popular and prominent instrument in the classical music of Northern India. It’s fretless and can mimic vocal qualities with continuous slides between notes. Its sympathetic strings and bowl-like resonator give it a deep, reverberant quality. Last year we lost one of the world’s pre-eminent Sarod masters, Guru Pandit Laxmikant Doshi. He received the highest honor awarded to a citizen of India for his contributions in the field of Classical music, the “Gaurav Puraskar”. His son Gaurang studied with Dr.

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