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

John Williams, the B-Sides
Saturday, January 18, 2020
John Williams has dozens of Oscar nominations, but a lot of the attention tends to be on just four or five of his most popular scores. That leaves a lot of great music on the shelf, so we’re dusting off some of the other John Williams scores—the B-sides. Hear selections from Close Encounters of the Third KindEmpire of the SunMemoirs of a Geisha, and more.

Make/Remake
Saturday, January 25, 2020
If a film succeeds, give Hollywood time, and they’ll remake it. True Grit, Cape Fear, The Magnificent Seven, King Kong, War of the Worlds—just a few of the films made and remade. We’ll sample scores from the best of them.

Celebrating Black History Month
Saturday, February 1, 2020
February is Black History Month, and we have the perfect music for the occasion. You’ll hear themes from To Kill a Mockingbird, The Butler, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, A Raisin in the Sun (2008), If Beale Street Could Talk, Malcolm X, The Princess and the Frog, The Color Purple, Race, 42, Timbuktu.

Road to the Oscars 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Host Matt Rogers samples this year’s Oscar-nominated scores.

Hollywood in Love
Saturday, February 15, 2020
In honor of Valentine’s, you’ll hear themes from some of cinema’s best romances, including Love Story, Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and The Last of the Mohicans.

Flight in Film
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Since the first flight on December 17, 1903, we’ve been reaching for the skies, and the stars. A sampling of scores from films about flight—The Aviator, Sully, Airport, Airplane, Planes, First Man, and more—on this edition of Reel Music.

Bad Movie, Great Score
Saturday, February 29, 2020

It’s a celebration of film scores far superior to the movies for which they were composed. We’ll revisit the music of Batman and Robin, Supergirl, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and other cinematic duds with surprisingly good soundtracks.