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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10:11 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Meet the Artist: Conductor Leonard Slatkin

World renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin.

Internationally acclaimed American conductor Leonard Slatkin currently serves as the Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as well as music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon in France.  He has led many of the world's leading orchestras, and of his over 100 recordings, 7 have won Grammy's and 64 have received nominations.

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10:36 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Meet the Arts Organization: Winston-Salem's Hispanic Arts Initiative

A Latino dance performance in cooperation with the Hispanic Arts Initiative.
Hispanic Arts Initiative

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

The fast-growing Latino population in the U.S. has received a lot of press lately, but what about the many cultural impacts on our state and here in the Triad?

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8:42 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Meet the Artist: Violinist Kevin Lawrence

Violinist Kevin Lawrence.
Univeristy of North Carolina School for the Arts

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

Today's guest has been praised for his "assertive style and strong musical personality," and playing that is "supremely convincing in its vitality". Kevin Lawrence is the chair of the string department and professor of violin at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. 

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8:23 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Governor's School of North Carolina in its 51st Summer

Students at the Governor's School of North Carolina (West) on the campus of Salem College.
Governor's School of North Carolina

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Last July the Governor’s School of North Carolina (NCGS) celebrated its 50th anniversary. It's a remarkable program where each summer many of our state’s best and brightest students from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds gather for the love of learning and the joy of creativity. At the Governor’s School intellectual curiosity fuels the exploration of the latest ideas in a whole host of disciplines.David Ford spoke with 2012 NC Governor’s School Director Lucy Milner and 2012 Governor's School percussion student Alex Kim.  And today, we sample from a Governor's School West orchestra performance.  
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9:14 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Meet the Artist: Red Clay Saxophone Quartet

Susan Fancher and Mark Engebretson with WFDD's David Ford.
Bethany Chafin

Triad Arts as broadcast at 8:35 a.m. and 5:44 p.m.

The saxophone was invented by Adolph Sax in the mid-1800s and since then the soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones have played sizable roles in 20th century chamber music, wind ensembles, and jazz bands. It’s the instrument of choice for dozens of excellent contemporary composers, many of whom have selected The Red Clay Saxophone Quartet to premiere their works. 

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