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.

#150: Jenkins Tribute Replay (Part 1)

Aired Monday, March 15, 2021   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   53 minutes

In this episode, we begin a three-part series where we play a concert presented in Armstrong Auditorium on February 2, 2021 — featuring our very own jazz virtuoso Mark Jenkins and his tribute to Ellis Marsalis.

#149: Schwarz Father-Son Concert Replay (Part 2)

Aired Monday, March 8, 2021   ·   04:38 PM CST   ·   52 minutes

In this episode, we finish a two-part series where we play a concert presented in Armstrong Auditorium on January 7, 2021 — featuring conductor Gerard Schwarz, his son Julian Schwarz as cello soloist, the Mozart Orchestra of New York, in collaboration with another father-son duo.

#148: Schwarz Father-Son Concert Replay (Part 1)

Aired Monday, March 1, 2021   ·   04:36 PM CST   ·   51 minutes

In this episode, we begin a two-part series where we play a concert presented in Armstrong Auditorium on January 7, 2021 — featuring conductor Gerard Schwarz, his son Julian Schwarz as cello soloist, the Mozart Orchestra of New York, in collaboration with another father-son duo.

#147: Paul Musical Replay (Part 3)

Aired Tuesday, February 23, 2021   ·   09:00 AM CST   ·   56 minutes

In this episode, we conclude a three-part series where we play the entirety of the new musical, Paul—Ambassador in Bonds, which premiered at Armstrong Auditorium in December 2020 and for which the studio recording is now available in album form.

#146: Paul Musical Replay (Part 2)

Aired Tuesday, February 16, 2021   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   51 minutes

n this episode, we continue a three-part series where we play the entirety of the new musical, Paul—Ambassador in Bonds, which premiered at Armstrong Auditorium in December 2020 and for which the studio recording is now available in album form.

#145: Paul Musical Replay (Part 1)

Aired Tuesday, February 9, 2021   ·   08:21 AM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we begin a three-part series where we play the entirety of the new musical, Paul—Ambassador in Bonds, which premiered at Armstrong Auditorium in December 2020 and for which the studio recording is now available in album form.

#144: Jenkins Tribute Spotlight

Aired Monday, January 25, 2021   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   55 minutes

In this episode, we spotlight our very own jazz virtuoso Mark Jenkins, and the “Tribute to Ellis Marsalis” program he is bringing to Armstrong Auditorium February 2.

#143: Paul Musical Spotlight

Aired Wednesday, December 16, 2020   ·   11:34 AM CST   ·   57 minutes

In this episode, we explore a brand new musical-theater production being staged at Armstrong Auditorium: Paul—Ambassador in Bonds

#142: 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.