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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.

#52: Ep. 29 Pre-Concert Talk: The British Regiments

Aired Monday, February 8, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the musical ensembles of British military — and the upcoming performance of the Band of Royal Marines and the Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards at Armstrong Auditorium.

#51: Ep. 28 Pre-Concert Talk: Mariachi Los Camperos

Aired Monday, February 1, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the Grammy-winning Mariachi Los Camperos and its upcoming performance at Armstrong Auditorium.

#50: Ep. 27 Great Women of Music: Part 2

Aired Monday, January 25, 2016   ·   05:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the influential female musicians — particularly the female composers — of history. Interview with Grammy-winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio.

#49: Ep. 27 Great Women of Music: Part 1

Aired Monday, January 25, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the influential female musicians — particularly the female composers — of history. Interview with Grammy-winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio.

#48: Pre-Concert Talk: Moscow Festival Ballet

Aired Monday, January 18, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we will explore the Moscow Festival Ballet and the programs for its upcoming double-header performances at Armstrong Auditorium: Prokofiev’s CINDERELLA and Tchaikovsky's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY.

#47: Pre-Concert Talk: Sara Sant’Ambrogio & Chopin

Aired Monday, January 11, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we will explore the artist Sara Sant’Ambrogio and her all-Chopin program at Armstrong Auditorium January 14, 2016. In addition to exploring Chopin’s two masterworks for cello, this episode explains the idea of transcriptions and defines “opus” numbers.

#46: Ep. 24 Moving Music: Part 2

Aired Monday, January 4, 2016   ·   05:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the vast array of music inspired by the art of dance

#45: Ep. 24 Moving Music: Part 1

Aired Monday, January 4, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the vast array of music inspired by the art of dance

#44: Ep. 23 Music For The Birds: Part 2

Aired Monday, December 14, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the many fowl-inspired compositions of music history. Interview with bird-song expert Dr. Donald Kroodsma.

#43: Ep. 23 Music For The Birds: Part 1

Aired Monday, December 14, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the many fowl-inspired compositions of music history. Interview with bird-song expert Dr. Donald Kroodsma.