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

Superior Sequels
Saturday, May 30, 2020
We’ll honor those rare sequels that outshined their predecessors. Grab a snack and sit back as we sample themes from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Godfather: Part II, From Russia with Love, The Bride of Frankenstein, and other superior sequels.

Celebrating Maurice Jarre
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Maurice Jarre wrote three Oscar-winning scores for David Lean films—Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and A Passage to India. His work over four decades includes Witness, Ghost, and Fatal Attraction. We’ll sample his best scores.

Fantastic Journeys
Saturday, June 13, 2020
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.

Bad Movies We Love Anyway
Saturday, June 20, 2020
They're not good movies. We know they're not good movies, but we love them just the same. Hear themes from Jaws 3-D, Masters of the Universe, The Day of the Triffids, and many more stinkers we can't help enjoying.

The Best of Elliot Goldenthal
Saturday, June 27, 2020

Elliot Goldenthal has been called "the thinking man's composer." The Oscar winner for Frida has also written scores for the Alien and Batman franchises. We'll sample his best work, including themes from Interview with the Vampire, Michael Collins, Alien 3, Frida, Batman & Robin, and Demolition Man.

Patriotic Scores
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Film music for America on this edition of Reel Music! You’ll hear themes from some of cinema’s most patriotic films: Independence Day, Air Force One, Apollo 13, Captain America, and more.