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

Bad Movies We Love Anyway
Saturday, June 1, 2019

They're not good movies. We know they're not good movies. But we love them just the same. On this edition of Reel Music, you'll hear themes from Jaws 3-D, Masters of the Universe, The Day of the Triffids, and many more bad movies we love anyway.

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.