Music for Life

Music for Life

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.


In this episode, we explore Felix Mendelssohn’s beloved violin concerto — in the lead-up to its performance at Armstrong Auditorium November 1, by violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and the Mozart Orchestra of New York under Gerard Schwarz. We also spotlight these artists and have an exclusive interview with Ms. Meyers.

In this episode, we explore two well-known orchestral works by Felix Mendelssohn — his Hebrides Overture and his Italian Symphony — in the lead-up to their performance at Armstrong Auditorium November 1, by the Mozart Orchestra of New York, under Gerard Schwarz.

In this episode, we explore the genre-defying string trio Time For Three and interview one of its members, in the lead-up to the group’s October 18 performance at Armstrong Auditorium.

In this episode, we explore and preview the 2018-19 concert season at Armstrong Auditorium—which marks 20 years of our performing arts series.

In this episode, we discuss the world-famous Glenn Miller orchestra and interview its present music director in the lead-up to its May 10 performance at Armstrong Auditorium — which closes the 2017-18 season. Also is a brief preview into Armstrong’s 2018-19 season!


In this episode, we explore Ryan Malone’s new oratorio Abraham — as well as the artists presenting it — in the lead-up to its world premiere at Armstrong Auditorium on Thursday, April 19, 2018.


In today’s episode, we explore Germany’s oldest orchestra—the Staatskapelle Weimar—plus its acclaimed conductor and touring violin soloist—in the lead-up to their All-Brahms concert at Armstrong Auditorium, Thursday March 15. We also specifically explore the incredibly dramatic opening piece to their program, Brahms’s “Tragic” Overture.

In this episode, we explore Brahms’s masterful violin concerto, in the lead-up to its performance by violinist Valeriy Sokolov and the Staatskapelle Weimar at Armstrong Auditorium on March 15.