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.

#146: Paul Musical Replay (Part 2)

Aired Tuesday, February 16, 2021   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   51 minutes

n this episode, we continue a three-part series where we play the entirety of the new musical, Paul—Ambassador in Bonds, which premiered at Armstrong Auditorium in December 2020 and for which the studio recording is now available in album form.

#145: Paul Musical Replay (Part 1)

Aired Tuesday, February 9, 2021   ·   08:21 AM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we begin a three-part series where we play the entirety of the new musical, Paul—Ambassador in Bonds, which premiered at Armstrong Auditorium in December 2020 and for which the studio recording is now available in album form.

#144: Jenkins Tribute Spotlight

Aired Monday, January 25, 2021   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   55 minutes

In this episode, we spotlight our very own jazz virtuoso Mark Jenkins, and the “Tribute to Ellis Marsalis” program he is bringing to Armstrong Auditorium February 2.

#143: Paul Musical Spotlight

Aired Wednesday, December 16, 2020   ·   11:34 AM CST   ·   57 minutes

In this episode, we explore a brand new musical-theater production being staged at Armstrong Auditorium: Paul—Ambassador in Bonds

#142: Celtic Throne Album Spotlight

Aired Monday, September 21, 2020   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   57 minutes

In this episode, we explore a brand-new album from a production staged here at Armstrong Auditorium—featuring a score by Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne.

#141: Dueling Cellos & Schwarz Spotlight

Aired Monday, March 16, 2020   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   50 minutes

In today’s episode, we spotlight cellist Julian Schwarz and the two concerti he will be performing with the Mozart Orchestra of New York at Armstrong Auditorium on Tuesday March 24.

#140: Symphonies! Haydn 22 Mozart 33

Aired Monday, March 9, 2020   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   51 minutes

In this episode, we explore a symphony by Haydn and one by Mozart in the lead-up to their performance at Armstrong Auditorium on Tuesday March 24 by the Mozart Orchestra of New York, under Gerard Schwarz.

#139: David B. Hooten Live From Armstrong

Aired Monday, January 27, 2020   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this special episode, we will hear the majority of a concert at Armstrong Auditorium — trumpeter David B. Hooten’s Legends of Dixieland performance on January 16, 2020.

#138: Lomazov-Rackers Piano Duo Live From Armstrong!

Aired Monday, December 23, 2019   ·   05:00 PM CST   ·   56 minutes

In this special episode, we will hear the majority of a concert at Armstrong Auditorium given the Lomazov-Rackers Piano Duo on December 3, 2019.

#137: Variations On 176 Keys

Aired Monday, November 25, 2019   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   56 minutes

In this episode, we explore the Lomazov-Rackers Piano Duo and the program for its December 3 performance at Armstrong Auditorium.