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

Comic Book Heroes
Saturday, September 26, 2020
POW! ZING! SLAM! Comic book heroes jump off the page and onto the big screen in this edition of Reel Music. Hear themes for Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Dick Tracy, and more!

Celebrating Miklós Rózsa
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Miklos Rozsa was nominated for 17 Academy Awards, winning three, and while he may be best known for his epic fanfares, he was just as adept at scoring the quieter moments in movies. Themes from Spellbound, Double Indemnity, Ben-Hur, King of Kings, and many more on this edition of Reel Music.

Best In Class
Saturday, October 10, 2020
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.

Disaster!
Saturday, October 17, 2020
We generally try avoiding disasters, except at the movie theater, where natural and man-made catastrophes have always been a big draw. Hear themes from The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, The Poseidon Adventure, A Night to Remember, Meteor, Deep Impact, Titanic, The Hindenburg, and more.

Big Screen, Big Apple
Saturday, October 24, 2020
We’ll visit one of America’s most exciting cities and sample scores from some of its best movies: West Side Story, Wall Street, Working Girl, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Prince of Tides, King Kong, If Beale Street Could Talk

Legendary Monsters of the Big Screen
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 6PM
Look out! The monsters are loose! Get your fright on with music written for Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Dracula, The Mummy, and more.
 

Reel Spooks
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 7PM
A special Halloween edition of Reel Music, with themes from Hollywood’s best horror and suspense films, including Psycho, The Bride of Frankenstein, Cape Fear, The Omen, The Exorcist, and, of course, Halloween. Turn out the lights and listen in the dark, if you dare!

North of Hollywood
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Alex North earned 15 Oscar nominations during a long career that included scoring Spartacus, Cleopatra, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and A Streetcar Named Desire. You’ll hear some of his best work.

Prehistoric Plots
Saturday, November 14, 2020
We’re traveling back in time—way back—for music from movies with prehistoric plots. You’ll hear themes from Ice Age, Jurassic Park, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, The Land Before Time, and The Flintstones.

Themes from Meryl Streep Films
Saturday, November 21, 2020
She’s one of cinema’s greatest actresses ever. We’ll sample scores from Meryl Streep’s best films—Out of Africa, Julie & Julia, The Iron Lady, The Post, The Deer Hunter, and more.

Americana in Film
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Grab some leftover turkey and dressing, and settle in for an hour of themes from movies that capture the essence of small town America: The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Meet Me in St. Louis, Our Town, A River Runs Through It, A Christmas Story, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Scores from Alfred Hitchcock Films
Saturday, December 5, 2020
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.

Period Pieces
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Movies allow us to visit, not just other places, but other times, as well. We’ll sample scores from great period piece films: Downton Abbey, Little Women, Howard’s End, A Room with a View, Elizabeth, and Legends of the Fall.

Christmas at the Movies
Saturday, December 19, 2020
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 on the next Reel Music.

The Music of Star Wars
Saturday, December 26, 2020
A long time ago, John Williams wrote his first note of music for Star Wars. We’ll explore Williams’ 40-plus years of unforgettable themes for the saga, plus music by Michael Giacchino (Rogue One) and John Powell (Solo).