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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.

#42: Ep. 22 Music For Monarchs: Part 2

Aired Monday, December 7, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the overwhelming volume of music commissioned by kings, nobles and other influential patrons of the arts. Interview with legendary American conductor Gerard Schwarz.

#41: Ep. 22 Music For Monarchs: Part 1

Aired Monday, December 7, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the overwhelming volume of music commissioned by kings, nobles and other influential patrons of the arts. Interview with legendary American conductor Gerard Schwarz.

#40: The Celtic Influence

Aired Monday, November 23, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the impact the Irish and Scottish cultures have had on standard fine-art music history. Interview with Oklahoma-based bagpiper Bruce Robertson.

#39: The Celtic Influence

Aired Monday, November 23, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the impact the Irish and Scottish cultures have had on standard fine-art music history. Interview with Oklahoma-based bagpiper Bruce Robertson.

#38: Pre-Concert Talk: Mozart Orchestra of New York

Aired Monday, November 16, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we discuss the Mozart Orchestra of New York, conductor Gerard Schwarz and their program of the last three Mozart Symphonies that they will perform at Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond, Oklahoma — Thursday, Nov. 19.

#37: Ep. 19 Music's Heartbeat: Part 2

Aired Monday, November 9, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore one of the most fundamental elements of music—rhythm (part one)—as well as the usage of percussion instruments throughout standard music history (part two). Interview with local drummer Jemar Poteat gives a tour of the standard drum kit.

#36: Ep. 19 Music's Heartbeat: Part 1

Aired Monday, November 9, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore one of the most fundamental elements of music—rhythm (part one)—as well as the usage of percussion instruments throughout standard music history (part two). Interview with local drummer Jemar Poteat gives a tour of the standard drum kit.

#35: Ep. 18 The Jazz Element: Part 2 (Pre-Concert Talk)

Aired Monday, November 2, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the 20th-century American musical invention known as Jazz. The second half of the episode is comprised almost entirely of a “Pre-Concert Talk” for a performance coming November 5, 2015, to Armstrong Auditorium: Oklahoma jazz artist Mark Jenkins walks the listener through his varied and exciting program at Armstrong.

#34: Ep. 18 The Jazz Element: Part 1

Aired Monday, November 2, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the 20th-century American musical invention known as Jazz. The second half of the episode is comprised almost entirely of a “Pre-Concert Talk” for a performance coming November 5, 2015, to Armstrong Auditorium: Oklahoma jazz artist Mark Jenkins walks the listener through his varied and exciting program at Armstrong.

#33: Ep. 17 Music For Virtuosity: Part 2

Aired Monday, October 26, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

n this episode, we will explore music written to showcase the highest level of performance achievement. Interviews with violinists Kyle Dillingham and Joshua Bell.