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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.

#142: Ep. 115: Celtic Throne Album Spotlight

Aired Monday, September 21, 2020   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   57 minutes

In this episode, we explore a brand-new album from a production staged here at Armstrong Auditorium—featuring a score by Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne.

#141: Dueling Cellos & Schwarz Spotlight

Aired Monday, March 16, 2020   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   50 minutes

In today’s episode, we spotlight cellist Julian Schwarz and the two concerti he will be performing with the Mozart Orchestra of New York at Armstrong Auditorium on Tuesday March 24.

#140: Symphonies! Haydn 22 Mozart 33

Aired Monday, March 9, 2020   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   51 minutes

In this episode, we explore a symphony by Haydn and one by Mozart in the lead-up to their performance at Armstrong Auditorium on Tuesday March 24 by the Mozart Orchestra of New York, under Gerard Schwarz.

#139: Ep. 112: David B. Hooten Live From Armstrong

Aired Monday, January 27, 2020   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this special episode, we will hear the majority of a concert at Armstrong Auditorium — trumpeter David B. Hooten’s Legends of Dixieland performance on January 16, 2020.

#138: Lomazov-Rackers Piano Duo Live From Armstrong!

Aired Monday, December 23, 2019   ·   05:00 PM CST   ·   56 minutes

In this special episode, we will hear the majority of a concert at Armstrong Auditorium given the Lomazov-Rackers Piano Duo on December 3, 2019.

#137: Variations On 176 Keys

Aired Monday, November 25, 2019   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   56 minutes

In this episode, we explore the Lomazov-Rackers Piano Duo and the program for its December 3 performance at Armstrong Auditorium.

#136: “Orchestra Led By Hope”

Aired Monday, November 4, 2019   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   56 minutes

In this episode, we explore the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and its music director, violinist Daniel Hope, in the lead-up to the group’s Vivaldi-themed November 12 performance at Armstrong Auditorium.

#135: Four Italian Tenors Spotlight

Aired Monday, September 9, 2019   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   56 minutes

In this episode, we spotlight the first event for Armstrong Auditorium's 2019-20 season—the Four Italian Tenors and the powerful program they will bring on September 12.

#134: Previewing the 2019-20 Season!

Aired Monday, September 2, 2019   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   52 minutes

In this episode, we explore and preview the 2019-20 concert season at Armstrong Auditorium.

#133: The Brassiest Canadians

Aired Monday, March 25, 2019   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   56 minutes

In this episode, we discuss the world-famous Canadian Brass and interview a founding member of the quintet, in the lead-up to its April 2 performance at Armstrong Auditorium — which closes the 2018-19 season.