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Music for Life

Hosted by Ryan Malone

Music for Life is a music-appreciation and music-history based program that explores the purpose and value of music to humanity’s enrichment. Hosted by Ryan Malone, it features interviews with artists performing at the Armstrong Auditorium sponsored by the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation.

#118: Glenn Miller Orchestra Spotlight and Interview

Aired Monday, May 7, 2018   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   56 minutes

In this episode, we discuss the world-famous Glenn Miller orchestra and interview its present music director in the lead-up to its May 10 performance at Armstrong Auditorium — which closes the 2017-18 season. Also is a brief preview into Armstrong’s 2018-19 season!

#117: In the Mood for Miller

Aired Monday, April 30, 2018   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   50 minutes

#116: The New Abraham Oratorio

Aired Monday, April 16, 2018   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   56 minutes

In this episode, we explore Ryan Malone’s new oratorio Abraham — as well as the artists presenting it — in the lead-up to its world premiere at Armstrong Auditorium on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

#115: Best of Classroom Corner

Aired Monday, March 26, 2018   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   56 minutes

#114: Tragic Overture and Weimar Spotlight

Aired Monday, March 12, 2018   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   56 minutes

In today’s episode, we explore Germany’s oldest orchestra—the Staatskapelle Weimar—plus its acclaimed conductor and touring violin soloist—in the lead-up to their All-Brahms concert at Armstrong Auditorium, Thursday March 15. We also specifically explore the incredibly dramatic opening piece to their program, Brahms’s “Tragic” Overture.

#113: The Concerto Doctor

Aired Monday, March 5, 2018   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   55 minutes

In this episode, we explore Brahms’s masterful violin concerto, in the lead-up to its performance by violinist Valeriy Sokolov and the Staatskapelle Weimar at Armstrong Auditorium on March 15.

#112: Stepping Out of Beethoven’s Shadow

Aired Monday, February 26, 2018   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   56 minutes

#111: Dublin Irish Dance Spotlight and Interview

Aired Monday, February 12, 2018   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   53 minutes

#110: Moscow Festival Ballet Spotlight

Aired Monday, January 22, 2018   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   56 minutes

In this episode, we explore the Moscow Festival Ballet and its “best of Russian ballet” gala program they are bringing to Armstrong Auditorium.

#109: Romeo And Juliet ... And Tchaikovsky

Aired Monday, January 15, 2018   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   52 minutes