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 Elliot Goldenthal
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Elliot Goldenthal has been called "the thinking man's composer." The Oscar winner for Frida has also written scores for the Alien and Batman franchises. We'll sample his best work, including themes from Interview with the Vampire, Michael Collins, Alien 3, Frida, Batman & Robin, and Demolition Man.

Celebrating Black History Month
Saturday, February 5, 2022
February is Black History Month. We'll sample scores from three of Hollywood's most successful black composers: Quincy Jones, Mervyn Warren, and Terence Blanchard. You’ll hear themes from A Raisin in the Sun, Malcolm X, The Color Purple, BLACKkKLANSMAN, In Cold Blood, and more.

Hollywood in Love
Saturday, February 12, 2022
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.

Scores from Alfred Hitchcock Films
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most acclaimed directors in cinematic history. The “Master of Suspense” is responsible for Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, Rebecca, North By Northwest, and The Birds. We’ll sample the best scores from his movies.

Great Scores You Missed
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Sometimes terrific scores get overlooked, either because the movie underperformed at the box office, or because some other more popular composer stole the show with an attention-grabbing soundtrack. On this edition of Reel Music, we’re shining a spotlight on great scores you may have missed.