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, December 4, 2021
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 Kind, Empire of the Sun, Memoirs of a Geisha, and more.

Food in Film
Saturday, December 11, 2021
You’re invited to a smorgasbord of scores from big screen buffets. Enjoy delicious themes from Chocolat, Like Water for Chocolate, Ratatouille, Julie & Julia, Babette’s Feast, The Hundred-Foot Journey, and Vatel.

Saturday, December 18, 2021
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 same scores from the best of them.

Christmas at the Movies
Saturday, December 25, 2021
The holidays wouldn’t be the same without those cherished Christmas classics—A Christmas Carol (1951), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas. Pour a mug of egg nog, and enjoy Christmas at the movies.

New Beginnings
Saturday, January 1, 2022
As we embark on a new year, we’ll celebrate new beginnings with music for characters who made a fresh start. Hear themes from The Truman Show, My Fair Lady, Groundhog Day, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Fried Green Tomatoes.