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 Golden Gate on the Silver Screen
Saturday, February 24, 2024
From an early movie, simply called San Francisco, to recent films, Beautiful Boy and The Last Black Man in San Francisco, the city by the Bay has been a frequent setting at the cinema. We’ll sample scores from The House on Telegraph Hill, The Birdman of Alcatraz, The Maltese Falcon, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and Vertigo.

The Best of Alexandre Desplat
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Enjoy an hour of music by one of today’s best film composers, Alexandre Desplat. He’s scored everything from Harry Potter to The Shape of Water, and you’ll hear his greatest hits.

Road to the Oscars 2024
Saturday, March 9, 2024
Host Matt Rogers presents the nominees for this year’s Academy Award for Best Original Score: American Fiction (Laura Karpman), Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (John Williams), Killers of the Flower Moon (Robbie Robertson), Oppenheimer (Ludwig Göransson), and Poor Things (Jerskin Fendrix).

Irish Movies
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy a celebration of scores from movies made by the Irish or featuring Irish storylines. You’ll hear themes from The Quiet Man, Angela’s Ashes, The Crying Game, My Left Foot, and more.

Women of the Big Screen
Saturday, March 23, 2024
March is Women’s History Month, and on this edition of Reel Music, we’re celebrating the women of the big screen: Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker), Rachel Portman (Emma), Vivian Kubrick (Full Metal Jacket), Jocelyn Pook (The Wife), Lesley Barber (Manchester By the Sea), and Mica Levi (Jackie).

Biblical Epics
Saturday, March 30, 2024
The Bible has provided rich source material for some of cinema's biggest films: The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, Samson and Delilah, and King of Kings. Recall the massive sets, special effects, and remarkable scores on this edition of Reel Music.