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!

Upcoming Episodes

Comic Book Heroes
Saturday, March 30, 2019
POW! ZING! SLAM! Comic book heroes jump off the page and onto the big screen in this edition of Reel Music. Hear themes for Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man, Dick Tracy, and more!

A Tribute to Ennio Morricone
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Films as diverse in style as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Mission, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso, and Exorcist II: The Heretic feature scores from the same Oscar-winning composer. We’ll sample the best of Ennio Morricone.

Fantastic Journeys
Saturday, April 13, 2019
If you need to get away from it all, this episode is for you. We’re taking you on fantastic journeys with themes from Everest, The Time Machine, The Last Starfighter, and Fantastic Voyage.

Saturday, April 20, 2019
We generally try avoiding disasters, except at the movie theater, where natural and man-made catastrophes have always been a big draw. Hear themes from The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, The Poseidon Adventure, A Night to Remember, Volcano, Deep Impact, Titanic, The Hindenburg, and more.

The Bard on the Big Screen
Saturday, April 27, 2019
More than 400 years after Shakespeare, the English poet and playwright is as much a part of our culture as ever. On this edition of Reel Music, we’ll sample themes from film adaptations of Hamlet, Macbeth, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, and more.

Big Screen Battles
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Conflict is essential to storytelling, and the greater the cinematic unrest, the more exhilarating the film score. On this edition of Reel Music, you’ll hear big screen battle themes from Glory, Braveheart, Gladiator, Star Wars, Robin Hood, and more.

The Best of Georges Delarue
Saturday, May 11, 2019

The acclaimed French composer wrote over 350 scores for cinema and television. His best include Steel Magnolias, Julia, Joe Versus the Volcano, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. Take a musical journey through the career of Georges Delerue!

Themes from Daniel Day-Lewis Films
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Daniel Day-Lewis chooses his roles carefully. In a career spanning five decades, he’s only acted in twenty-some films. The scores for these movies are often as good as Day-Lewis’ performances. We’ll sample the soundtracks of My Left Foot, The Last of the Mohicans, There Will Be Blood, Lincoln, and more.

The Pipe Organ in Film
Saturday, May 25, 2019
“The King of Instruments” has helped create the soundscape of countless movies. Hear themes from Interstellar, Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Bad Movies We Love Anyway
Saturday, June 1, 2019

It’s a brand new episode of Reel Music sharing themes from bad movies we love anyway: Jaws 3-D, Masters of the Universe, The Day of the Triffids, and many more.

Celebrating Miklós Rózsa
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Miklós Rózsa was nominated for 17 Academy Awards, winning three, and while he may be best known for his epic fanfares, he was just as adept at scoring the quieter moments in movies. Themes from Spellbound, Double Indemnity, Ben-Hur, King of Kings, and many more on this edition of Reel Music.

Go West, Young Man
Saturday, June 15, 2019

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

Summer Blockbusters
Saturday, June 22, 2019

‘Tis the season of Summer Blockbusters! Enjoy sizzling themes from great “popcorn” movies: Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more.

Cinematic Voices
Saturday, June 29, 2019

Sometimes the instruments of the orchestra just aren’t enough to convey the drama that the director and composer are reaching for. That’s when the chorus steps in. Hear cinema’s best choral works from movies such as The Passion of the Christ, Saving Private Ryan, The Omen, and Empire of the Sun.