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

Honoring Stanley Kubrick
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Stanley Kubrick is regarded as one of history’s best film directors, known for his stunning visuals and his focus on the music in his movies. We’ll sample the soundtracks from The Killing, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut.

The Hollywood Western
Saturday, June 29, 2024
Saddle up, partner! It’s a tribute to that most American of genres, the Hollywood western, both classic and contemporary. Hear music from The Searchers, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Magnificent Seven, Dances with Wolves, and more.

Comic Book Heroes
Saturday, July 6, 2024
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, Dick Tracy, and more!

North of Hollywood
Saturday, July 13, 2024
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.

Themes from Tom Hanks Movies
Saturday, July 20, 2024
It’s fair to say, Tom Hanks can do it all. He got his start in comedies, but won two Oscars for dramas. Enjoy music from Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Splash, Joe Versus The Volcano, Saving Private Ryan, and Bridge of Spies.

Mystery Movies
Saturday, July 27, 2024
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.

Honoring Philippe Sarde
Saturday, August 3, 2024

French film and television composer, Philippe Sarde, has scored over two hundred projects across six decades. His name may not ring any bells, but he’s an Academy Award nominee with plenty of music worth exploring. Get to know this unsung composer with themes from Tess, The Tenant, Ghost Story, The Manhattan Project, and Lord of the Flies.