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

A Tribute to Alfred Newman
Saturday, August 8, 2020
With nine Oscar wins, Alfred Newman remains the most decorated composer in Academy history. He received 45 nominations, including nods for Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, How the West Was Won, and The Greatest Story Ever Told. Hear why Alfred Newman is considered one of the godfathers of film music.

A More Perfect Union
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Selma, MILK, LBJ, Hidden FiguresOn the Basis of Sex—movies that chronicle the struggle toward American ideals. It’s an hour of themes for history’s change-makers.

The Hollywood Western
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Saddle up, partner! It’s a tribute to that most American of genres, the Hollywood western. Hear music from The Searchers, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Magnificent Seven, Dances with Wolves, and more.

Space Battles
Saturday, August 29, 2020
We’re blasting off and battling space baddies on this edition of Reel Music. Enjoy energetic themes from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Return of the Jedi, The Last Starfighter, and Battle Beyond the Stars.