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

The Best of Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Saturday, April 17, 2021
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.

Road to the Oscars 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Host Matt Rogers will have you ready for the year’s biggest awards show by sampling the scores from this year’s nominees for Best Original Score: Da 5 Bloods, Mank, Minari, Soul, and News of the World.

Great Scores That Didn’t Win
Saturday, May 1, 2021
This time you’ll hear scores so good, and so memorable, that you might be surprised to learn that they didn’t win the Academy Award. Some of them weren’t even nominated. We’ll sample Vertigo, Psycho, Superman (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark, Batman (1989) Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Mission, Gone With the Wind, and The Last of the Mohicans.

Celebrating Patrick Doyle
Saturday, May 8, 2021
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
. Enjoy an hour of great themes from a composer you need to know.

The Mob at the Movies
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Bugsy, Once Upon a Time in America, The Departed, The Untouchables, Miller’s Crossing, Dick Tracy, and, of course, The Godfather
—great scores from mafia movies on this edition of Reel Music.

Epic Quests
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Cinematic heroes often have to undertake dangerous quests. Maybe the search is for a lost ark or a holy grail, a missing comrade, or simply the way home. Join the quest on this edition of Reel Music, featuring themes from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Jason and the Argonauts, The Wizard of Oz, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, The Straight Story, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and The Princess Bride

Hollywood at War
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Conflict, bravery, sacrifice, victory—elements of the Hollywood war film. On the next Reel Music, we’ll sample themes from Glory, Darkest Hour, Thin Red Line, Saving Private Ryan, and other memorable war films.