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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.

#82: Antiphon, Imitation and Echo

Aired Monday, January 30, 2017   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we will explore statements-and-echoes, question-and-answers and calls-and-responses as an attribute in many compositions of the standard repertoire.

#81: Pre-Concert Talk (Russian National Ballet Theatre—Don Quixote)

Aired Monday, January 23, 2017   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   52 minutes

In this episode, we explore the Russian National Ballet Theatre and its upcoming performances of Don Quixote at Armstrong Auditorium.

#80: Pre-Concert Talk: Wu Man & Shanghai String Quartet

Aired Monday, January 9, 2017   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   52 minutes

In this episode, we explore the pipa virtuoso Wu Man, the Shanghai String Quartet and the program for their upcoming collaborative performance at Armstrong Auditorium.

#79: Pre-Concert Talk: The Widow’s Might

Aired Monday, December 26, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   56 minutes

In this episode, host Ryan Malone discusses the cast, plot and musical elements of his new stage production, “The Widow’s Might—The Story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz” in the lead-up to its Armstrong Auditorium debut.

#78: Music For Victories

Aired Monday, December 19, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore compositions inspired by, or intended to honor, a victory — either fictional or historic, either on the battlefield or in other fields.

#77: Music for Pairs

Aired Monday, December 5, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   55 minutes

#76: Pre-Concert Talk: Turtle Island Quartet

Aired Monday, November 28, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   55 minutes

In this episode, we explore the Turtle Island Quartet and the program for its upcoming performance at Armstrong Auditorium.

#75: Music For Death

Aired Monday, November 14, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore compositions inspired by the memory of the deceased, or by death in general.

#74: Pre-Concert Talk: Voice Meets Cello

Aired Monday, November 7, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   55 minutes

In this episode, we explore cellist Tess Remy-Schumacher, soprano Paula Malone and the program for their upcoming duo performance at Armstrong Auditorium.

#73: Music For One

Aired Monday, October 31, 2016   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   55 minutes

In this episode, we explore repertoire for a single instrument that is usually grouped with other instruments—from solo cello to one-handed piano.