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 James Newton Howard
Saturday, April 13, 2024
He’s been nominated for the Oscar nine times, with more than a hundred film scores to his name, including, The Prince of Tides, Fantastic Beasts, The Hunger Games, Batman Begins, and King Kong. Enjoy the best of James Newton Howard on this edition of Reel Music.

The Bard on the Big Screen
Saturday, April 20, 2024
More than 400 years after Shakespeare, the English poet and playwright is as much a part of our culture as ever. On this edition of Reel Music, we’ll sample themes from film adaptations of Hamlet, Macbeth, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, and more.

The Best of Bill Conti
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Bill Conti won an Oscar for his spirited score to The Right Stuff, but he’s probably best known as the composer for the Rocky and Karate Kid films. And if you turned your TV on in the 80’s, you’ll likely recognize his main themes from North and South, Dynasty, and Falcon Crest. We’ll sample the best of Bill Conti from the big screen and the small.

Best In Class
Saturday, May 4, 2024
The American Film Institute chose 10 films as the best in 10 classic American categories: science fiction, romantic comedy, gangster, epic, sports, western, animation, courtroom drama, mystery, and fantasy. See if you agree with AFI’s picks as you enjoy themes from each movie.

Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Marvin Hamlisch is one of only two people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer. We’ll sample his best scores, including Sting, Ordinary People, The Spy Who Loved Me, and The Swimmer.

The Pipe Organ in Film
Saturday, May 18, 2024
“The King of Instruments” has helped create the soundscape of countless movies. Hear themes from Interstellar, Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Hollywood at War
Saturday, May 25, 2024
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.