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.

#56: Ep. 31 Music and the Military: Part 2

Aired Monday, February 22, 2016   ·   05:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the impact of warfare and the military on music history. Interviews with Bandmaster Mike Robinson of Britain’s Band of Royal Marines and Katie Prior, founder of Youth Trumpet and Taps Corps.

#55: Ep. 31 Music and the Military: Part 1

Aired Monday, February 22, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the impact of warfare and the military on music history. Interviews with Bandmaster Mike Robinson of Britain’s Band of Royal Marines and Katie Prior, founder of Youth Trumpet and Taps Corps.

#54: Ep. 30 Music For Nationalism: Part 2

Aired Monday, February 15, 2016   ·   05:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore national styles in fine-art music — particularly how nationalism and patriotism have affected the musical output. Interview with ambassador of Mexican musical culture, Jesus “Chuy” Guzman, musical director of the Grammy-winning Mariachi Los Camperos.

#53: Ep. 30 Music For Nationalism: Part 1

Aired Monday, February 15, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore national styles in fine-art music — particularly how nationalism and patriotism have affected the musical output. Interview with ambassador of Mexican musical culture, Jesus “Chuy” Guzman, musical director of the Grammy-winning Mariachi Los Camperos.

#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.