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!
Themes from Harry Potter
Saturday, December 2, 2023
We’re off to Hogwarts on this edition of Reel Music. We’ll sample the Potter film scores by John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and Alexandre Desplat.
Celebrating Joe Hisaishi
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Joe Hisaishi’s scores for movies and video games mix elements of western classical with flavors of Japanese classical, minimalist and experimental electronic. Themes from Spirited Away, The Sun Also Rises, Hana-bi, Soul Snatcher, and more on the next Reel Music.
A Hero's Quest
Saturday, December 16, 2023
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, The Goonies, and The Princess Bride.
A Christmas Double Header!
Saturday, December 23, 2023
At 6PM, enjoy "Christmas at the Movies," with themes from holiday classics: A Christmas Carol (1951), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), It’s a Wonderful Life, and White Christmas. Then, at 7PM, stick around for "Can't Get Enough of Christmas at the Movies," featuring music from Spirited, Krampus, The Man Who Invented Christmas, The Santa Clause 3, and Santa Claus: The Movie. Pour a mug of egg nog and savor a Christmas Reel Music double header.
Saturday, December 30, 2023
As we anticipate 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.