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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.

#31: Ep. 16 Pre-Concert Talk (Joshua Bell)

Aired Monday, October 19, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the artist Joshua Bell and the program for his upcoming performance at Armstrong Auditorium.

#30: Ep. 15 The Flute Family: Part 2

Aired Monday, October 12, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the treble members of the wind section: the flute family. Interview with flutist Natalie Syring about flute choirs, flute festivals and a demonstration of the differences between the Baroque and modern flute.

#29: Ep. 15 The Flute Family: Part 1

Aired Monday, October 12, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the treble members of the wind section: the flute family. Interview with flutist Natalie Syring about flute choirs, flute festivals and a demonstration of the differences between the Baroque and modern flute.

#28: Ep. 14 Music For Seasons: Part 2

Aired Monday, September 21, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore many of the great pieces inspired by, and created to depict, the different seasons of the year. Interview with mandolin sensation Avi Avital.

#27: Ep. 14 Music For Seasons: Part 1

Aired Monday, September 21, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore many of the great pieces inspired by, and created to depict, the different seasons of the year. Interview with mandolin sensation Avi Avital.

#26: Ep. 13 Music With Horns: Part 2

Aired Tuesday, September 15, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the brass instruments of the orchestra and how they have been used throughout music history. Interview with Dr. Karl Sievers, principal trumpet with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and professor at University of Oklahoma.

#25: Ep. 13 Music With Horns: Part 1

Aired Tuesday, September 15, 2015   ·   02:16 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the brass instruments of the orchestra and how they have been used throughout music history. Interview with Dr. Karl Sievers, principal trumpet with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and professor at University of Oklahoma.

#24: Ep. 12 The Folk Element: Part 2

Aired Monday, August 31, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the impact folk music has had on composers throughout music history. Interview with Kyle Dillingham and Peter Markes of the internationally acclaimed folk band, Horseshoe Road.

#23: Ep. 12 The Folk Element: Part 1

Aired Monday, August 31, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the impact folk music has had on composers throughout music history. Interview with Kyle Dillingham and Peter Markes of the internationally acclaimed folk band, Horseshoe Road.

#22: Ep. 11 Music and Language: Part 2

Aired Monday, August 24, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we will explore the impact language and poetry have had on music history. Interview with soprano and educator Paula Malone.