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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.

#12: Ep. 6 The Plucked String: Part 2

Aired Monday, July 20, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

This episode explores the prevalent usage of the harp and guitar families of instruments throughout music history. Interviews with principal harpist from Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Gaye LeBlanc, and with Celino Romero of the world-renowned Romero Guitar Quartet.

#11: Ep. 6 The Plucked String: Part 1

Aired Monday, July 20, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

This episode explores the prevalent usage of the harp and guitar families of instruments throughout music history. Interviews with principal harpist from Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Gaye LeBlanc, and with Celino Romero of the world-renowned Romero Guitar Quartet.

#10: Ep. 5 The Harmony of the Heavens: Part 2

Aired Monday, July 13, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we will explore the inspiring connections between the universe, mathematics and music. Interviews with piano technician Peter Krauss and renowned math professor Dr. David Kung.

#9: Ep. 5 The Harmony of the Heavens: Part 1

Aired Monday, July 13, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we will explore the inspiring connections between the universe, mathematics and music. Interviews with piano technician Peter Krauss and renowned math professor Dr. David Kung.

#8: Ep. 4 The Fiddle Family: Part 2

Aired Monday, July 6, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we will explore the centerpiece of the standard orchestra: the string section. Interview with luthier Lou Lynch of the Tulsa Violin Shop.

#7: Ep. 4 The Fiddle Family: Part 1

Aired Monday, July 6, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we will explore the centerpiece of the standard orchestra: the string section. Interview with luthier Lou Lynch of the Tulsa Violin Shop.

#6: Ep. 3 The Art of Melody: Part 2

Aired Monday, June 29, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

This episode explores "melody" — the power of a single musical line throughout music history. Interview with performers from the Brightmusic Chamber Society.

#5: Ep. 3 The Art of Melody: Part 1

Aired Monday, June 29, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

This episode explores "melody" — the power of a single musical line throughout music history. Interview with performers from the Brightmusic Chamber Society.

#4: Ep. 2 The Orchestra: Part 2

Aired Monday, June 22, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

This episode explores the grand instrumental ensemble of history—particularly Western music’s most prized grouping: the orchestra. Interview with Maestro Joel Levine of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

#3: Ep. 2 The Orchestra: Part 1

Aired Monday, June 22, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

This episode explores the grand instrumental ensemble of history—particularly Western music’s most prized grouping: the orchestra. Interview with Maestro Joel Levine of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.