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

Patriotic Films
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Film music for America on this edition of Reel Music! You’ll hear themes from some of cinema’s most patriotic films: Independence Day, Air Force One, Apollo 13, Captain America, and more.

Honoring Max Steiner
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Max Steiner is known as “the father of film music.” He wrote some of cinema’s earliest scores, earning 24 Oscar nominations. You’ll hear his themes from King Kong, Gone with the Wind, The Searchers, Adventures of Don Juan, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and Now, Voyager.

The Pipe Organ in Film
Saturday, July 18, 2020
“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.

Summer Blockbusters
Saturday, July 25, 2020
For decades, Hollywood has released some of its biggest films in the heat of summer. Enjoy sizzling themes from Star Wars, The Avengers, Jaws, Pirates of the Caribbean, and many more.

Cinematic Voices
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Sometimes, the orchestra alone just isn’t enough to convey the drama that the director and composer are reaching for. That’s when the chorus steps in. Hear cinema’s best choral works from movies such as The Passion of the Christ, Empire of the Sun, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, and How The West Was Won.