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 6:00 MST on Classical KBACH!

January/February 2019

The 10 Best Scores
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Host Matt Rogers shares his picks for the ten best scores ever. See if you agree!
Music for a mob boss, a crazy hotel owner, a very bad wizard, a prince of thieves,
and more.

John Williams, the B-Sides
Saturday, January 12, 2019
John Williams has dozens of Oscar nominations, but a lot of the attention tends to
be on just four or five of his most popular scores. That leaves a lot of great music
on the shelf, so we’re dusting off some of the other John Williams scores—the B-
sides. Hear selections from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Empire of the Sun,
Memoirs of a Geisha, and more.

Bad Movie, Great Score
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Join us for a celebration of film scores far superior to the movies for which they
were composed. We’ll revisit the music of Batman and Robin, Supergirl, Star Trek
V: The Final Frontier, and other cinematic duds with surprisingly good
soundtracks.

Epic Scores
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Some movies are so big they can only be called epic. Grab something from the
snack bar and get ready for epic scores from Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago,
Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, and more.

A Tribute to Jerry Goldsmith
Saturday, February 2, 2019
For decades, Jerry Goldsmith was a leading film score composer in Hollywood.
We’ll sample some of his best work, including themes from Alien, Planet of the
Apes, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Hollywood in Love
Saturday, February 9, 2019
With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, you’ll hear themes from some of
cinema’s best romances, including Love Story, Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany’s,
and The Last of the Mohicans.

Alexandre Desplat
Saturday, February 16, 2019
It’s a brand new episode of Reel Music! Enjoy an hour of music by one of today’s
best film composers, Alexandre Desplat. He’s scored everything from Harry Potter
to the Shape of Water, and you’ll hear his greatest hits.

The 2019 Oscars Preview
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Host Matt Rogers samples the nominees for Best Original Score and makes his
prediction for who will take home the Oscar.