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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 finish our discussion of Stravinsky’s Firebird ballet and speak with the artistic director of the Oklahoma City ballet in the lead-up to its performance at Armstrong Auditorium Thursday September 14.

In this episode, we explore the composer Igor Stravinsky and his ballet masterpiece “The Firebird”, in the lead-up to Oklahoma City Ballet’s performance of this masterpiece at Armstrong Auditorium.Information on Oklahoma City Ballet’s performance of “The Firebird” at Armstrong:www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance…ebird-rodeo

In this episode, we explore the composer Aaron Copland and his ground-breaking ballet music for Rodeo, in the lead-up to Oklahoma City Ballet’s performance of this beloved production at Armstrong Auditorium.

In this episode, we explore some of the repertoire mentioned in Thad Carhart’s memoir “The Piano Shop on the Left Bank.”

In this episode, we explore our program’s brand new format and preview the exciting 2017-18 concert season at Armstrong Auditorium.

In this episode, we explore the Eroica Trio and the program for its upcoming performance at Armstrong Auditorium.

In this episode, we explore some of the incomplete masterpieces of music history.

In this episode, we explore the commonly used form of “theme and variations” in the standard repertoire.

In this episode, we take another look at the 20th-century American musical invention known as jazz.

In this episode, we explore the Jerusalem Quartet and the program for its March 23 performance at Armstrong Auditorium.