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

Americana in Film
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Grab some leftover turkey and dressing, and settle in for an hour of themes from movies that capture the essence of small town America: The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Meet Me in St. Louis, Our Town, A River Runs Through It, A Christmas Story, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Scores from Alfred Hitchcock Films
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most acclaimed directors in cinematic history. The “Master of Suspense” is responsible for Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, Rebecca, North By Northwest, and The Birds. We’ll sample the best scores from his movies.

Period Pieces
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Movies allow us to visit, not just other places, but other times, as well. We’ll sample scores from great period piece films: Downton Abbey, Little Women, Howard’s End, A Room with a View, Elizabeth, and Legends of the Fall.

Christmas at the Movies
Saturday, December 19, 2020
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 26, 2020
A long time ago, John Williams wrote his first note of music for Star Wars. We’ll explore Williams’ 40-plus years of unforgettable themes for the saga, plus music by Michael Giacchino (Rogue One) and John Powell (Solo).

New Beginnings
Saturday, January 2, 2021
As we embark on a new year, we’ll celebrate new beginnings with music for characters who made a fresh start. Hear themes from The Truman Show, My Fair Lady, Groundhog Day, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Fried Green Tomatoes.

The Best of Alexandre Desplat
Saturday, January 9, 2021
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.