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

Hollywood in Love
Saturday, February 11, 2023
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.

Third Time’s (Not) the Charm
Saturday, February 18, 2023
“Quit while you’re ahead” is wisdom Hollywood rarely heeds. Batman Forever, Superman III, Spider-Man 3, Alien 3, Jaws 3-D, The Godfather Part III—all proof that third time’s not the charm. But hey, the music was good, and you’ll hear selections from all of these stinkers.

The Best of Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Saturday, February 25, 2023
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.

Women of the Big Screen
Saturday, March 4, 2023
March is Women’s History Month, and on this edition of Reel Music, we’re celebrating the women of the big screen: Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker), Rachel Portman (Emma), Vivian Kubrick (Full Metal Jacket), Jocelyn Pook (The Wife), Lesley Barber (Manchester By the Sea), and Mica Levi (Jackie).

Road to the Oscars 2023
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Host Matt Rogers presents the nominees for this year’s Academy Award for Best Original Score.

Irish Movies
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Enjoy a celebration of scores from movies made by the Irish or featuring Irish storylines. You’ll hear themes from The Quiet Man, Angela’s Ashes, The Crying Game, My Left Foot, and more.

Celebrating Alan Silvestri
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Back to the Future
, Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Abyss, Death Becomes Her, Father of the Bride, Contact, Cast Away, The Polar Express—unforgettable films all scored by the same composer. We’ll celebrate the career of Alan Silvestri.