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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9:18 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Meet the Artist: Composer, Saxophonist, Educator Andrew Raffo Dewar

Southern Contellations artist Andrew Raffo Dewar composing a graphic score in the Elsewhere living musuem.

Southern Constellations is an NEA funded curatorial project now in its second season at Elsewhere, Greensboro’s living museum. The fellowship program brings six dynamic artist teams from across our region for special residencies at Elsewhere where they explore experimental art in the South. Composer, soprano saxophonist, ethnomusicologist, and educator Andrew Raffo Dewar was the fourth of 6 Southern Constellations fellow artists to work on site at Elsewhere.

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8:18 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet Presents Metropolis

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet invites you to come explore the twists and turns of everyday city life through the eyes and movements of Founder, Artistic Director, and Choreographer Gary Taylor. “Metropolis” a cityscape story screaming to be told returns to the Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem with opening night Friday, March 21st, at 8:00pm. Metropolis features new music composed by Chris Heckman, Eric Schwartz, Tracy Thornton and John Wilson.

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8:53 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Meet the Artist: John Newman Garden Design

A photo of the work of John Newman Garden Design.
Christine Rucker Photography

We may have another cold snap in our future, but for now early spring is in the air. For acclaimed garden designer John Newman that means Cornus, Hamamelis, and Thymelaeaceae. They’re better known as dazzling dogwoods, wonderful witch-hazel, and exciting edgeworthia, and in just a few weeks you’ll be able to see the fruits of John’s labors at the height of their spring season glory throughout Winston-Salem.

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8:23 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Peter Sykes to Perform at Old Salem's Tannenberg Organ Concert

Peter Sykes
Old Salem

“Compelling, moving, magnificent, revelatory, bold, imaginative, and amazingly accurate.” Just some of the adjectives used to describe one of today’s most distinguished and versatile keyboard artists: Peter Sykes. He’s Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Historical Performance Department at Boston University, Director of Music at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, and his bestselling recording of  Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets (his own transcription) was named “Best of 1996” by Audio Review.

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12:28 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Tony Abbott Discusses the Work of Anne Lamott

Author Tony Abbott.
Davidson College

Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem is presents poet, author, and longtime Davidson College Professor of English Dr. Tony Abbott. Beginning next week, he’ll lead The Music and the Arts Ministry in a series of four fascinating lectures. This year Tony will be focusing on writer Anne Lamott and her incredible faith journey.

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