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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 explore the great trio repertoire of music history.

In this episode, we explore the Five Irish Tenors and the program for their February 21 performance at Armstrong Auditorium, as part of their first-ever North American tour.

In this episode, we explore music of the standard repertoire intended to depict or imitate various animals.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.


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