Reel Music

Reel Music

From the earliest days of so-called silent cinema, to contemporary times with blockbusters like Star Wars, the orchestra has been crucial to the development of film. Host Matt Rogers takes you to the movies for the greatest film scores of all time, Saturdays at 6PM MST on Classical KBACH!

Upcoming Episodes

Good Book, Better Movie
Saturday, November 23, 2019
More often than not, the book is better than the movie. But there are exceptions: The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, The Godfather, The Silence of the Lambs, Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959), Misery. Hear the original scores that helped these movies surpass their literary sources.

Americana in Film
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Grab some leftover turkey and dressing, and settle in for an hour of themes from movies that capture the essence of small town America: East of Eden, Meet Me in St. Louis, Our Town, A River Runs Through It, A Christmas Story, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more.

World War II Films
Saturday, December 7, 2019
December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, marking the anniversary of the attack that killed 2,403 Americans and led the United States to declare war on Japan. In the decades since, more 400 films have been set during World War II. We’ll sample scores from Pearl Harbor, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Dunkirk, Flags of Our Fathers, Valkyrie, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List, Midway, Patton, and Victory at Sea.

Food in Film
Saturday, December 14, 2019
The holidays are here, and that means lots and lots of eating. So why not a show about food in film? We’ll enjoy delicious themes from Chocolat, Like Water for Chocolate, Ratatouille, Julie & Julia, Babette’s Feast, The Hundred-Foot Journey, and Eat Drink Man Woman.

Christmas at the Movies
Saturday, December 21, 2019
The holidays wouldn’t be the same without those cherished Christmas classics—A Christmas Carol (1951), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas … Pour a mug of egg nog and enjoy Christmas at the movies on the next Reel Music.

The Music of Star Wars
Saturday, December 28, 2019
A long time ago, John Williams wrote his first note of music for Star Wars. Four decades later, he’s just scored his ninth film for the franchise! We’ll explore Williams’ unforgettable themes, plus music by Michael Giacchino and John Powell from Rogue One and Solo.