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

Great Scores That Didn’t Win
Saturday, May 7, 2022
This time you’ll hear scores so good, and so memorable, that you might be surprised to learn that they didn’t win the Academy Award. Some of them weren’t even nominated. We’ll sample Vertigo, Psycho, Superman (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark, Batman (1989) Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Mission, Gone With the Wind, and The Last of the Mohicans.

Big Screen, Big Apple
Saturday, May 14, 2022
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

Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch
Saturday, May 21, 2022
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

Hollywood at War
Saturday, May 28, 2022
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.

Best In Class
Saturday, June 4, 2022
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.

Saturday, June 11, 2022
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.

The Best of Michael Giacchino
Saturday, June 18, 2022
He’s one of today’s most in-demand composers, an Oscar winner for Up, and the man behind the music for Ratatouille, Star Trek, Doctor Strange, Spider-man: Far From Home, Jurassic World, and The Batman
. We’ll sample his best so far.

Pride Pictures
Saturday, June 25, 2022
June is Pride Month, so we’ll celebrate diversity with themes from LGBTQ films: Call Me By Your Name, Moonlight, Carol, Brokeback Mountain, Maurice, and The Danish Girl

Patriotic Scores
Saturday, July 2, 2022
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.

Mystery Movies
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Enjoy mysterious themes from great whodunits and other stories of intrigue: The Fugitive, Knives Out, Death on the Nile, Murder on the Orient Express, Gosford Park, Vertigo, and Citizen Kane

Celebrating John Barry
Saturday July 16, 2022
Eleven James Bond films, five Academy Awards, and many of cinema’s most unforgettable scores—we’re celebrating the work of John Barry with themes from Dances with Wolves, Out of Africa, From Russia with Love, and Born Free

Epic Quests
Saturday, July 23, 2022
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, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and The Princess Bride