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

Summer Blockbusters
Saturday, July 24, 2021
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.

Themes from Harry Potter
Saturday, July 31, 2021
July 31 is Harry Potter’s birthday, and it just so happens to fall on a Saturday this year, which means we’re off to Hogwarts on this edition of Reel Music. We’ll sample the Potter film scores by John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and Alexandre Desplat.

A Tribute to Ennio Morricone
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Films as diverse in style as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Mission, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso, and Exorcist II: The Heretic feature scores from the same Oscar-winning composer. We’ll sample the best of one of cinema’s most versatile composers, Ennio Morricone.

The Not-So-Silent Era
Saturday, August 14, 2021
So-called silent films often had terrific scores played live at the theater, sometimes with just a piano or organ, sometimes with a small ensemble, and sometimes with a full orchestra. Hear music from Battleship Potemkin, Metropolis, Napoleon
, and other early films.

From Small Screen to Big Screen
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Join on us on a grand musical journey from television to film as we sample themes from franchises that have jumped from small screen to big: Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Batman, The Twilight Zone
, and more.

Disney When They’re Not Singing
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Disney films are often famous for their songs, but it’s all of that other music in between that holds the film together. Enjoy incidental music from Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lady and the Tramp, and Peter Pan
.