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

From Small Screen to Big Screen
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Take a musical journey from television to film as we sample themes from 1960s franchises that jumped from small screen to big: Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Batman, The Twilight Zone, and more.

The Best of Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Saturday, September 28, 2019
He was one of the pioneers of the Hollywood film score. His style influenced many great composers who would follow him, including John Williams. We’ll enjoy extended passages from some of Korngold’s best scores—Captain Blood, Anthony Adverse, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and The Sea Hawk.

Anti-Heroes of the Big Screen
Saturday, October 5, 2019
They’re not quite villains, but they’re certainly not heroes. They’re our favorite morally challenged protagonists of the movies. We’ll enjoy music from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, The Godfather, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gone with the Windand many more.

Back and Forth through Time
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Strap yourself in! We’re taking a dizzying trip through time with scores from cinema’s best time-traveling flicks, including Back to the Future, Time After Time, Interstellar, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and, of course, The Time Machine.

Celebrating Patrick Doyle
Saturday, October 19, 2019
If his name’s not familiar, the movies he’s scored probably are: Thor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Henry V, Sense and Sensibility, Cinderella, Murder on the Orient Express. Enjoy an hour of great themes from a composer you need to know.

Legendary Monsters of the Big Screen
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Look out! The monsters are loose! With Halloween just around the corner, get your fright on with music written for Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Dracula, The Mummy, and more.

Reel Spooks
Thursday, October 31, 2019
A special Halloween edition of Reel Music! It’s an hour of creepy themes to give you a chill. You’ll hear music from Hollywood’s best horror and suspense films, including Psycho, The Bride of Frankenstein, Cape Fear, The Omen, The Exorcist, and, of course, Halloween. Turn out the lights and listen in the dark, if you dare!