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

Far Flung Films
Saturday, September 30, 2023
If you need to get away from it all, tune in for a trip around the world. It's an hour of themes from movies set in exotic locales, including Lawrence of Arabia, Out of Africa, From Russia with Love, and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Good Book, Better Movie
Saturday, October 7, 2023
More often than not, the book is better than the movie. But there are exceptions: The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, The Godfather, The Silence of the Lambs, Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959), and Misery. Hear the original scores that helped these movies surpass their literary sources.

Themes from Biopics
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Hollywood loves a biopic. Filmmakers enjoy more artistic license than they would on a straight up biography, and actors know the path to Oscar often runs through a real-life character. Enjoy themes from Ray, The Iron Lady, Lincoln, Capote, Milk, The Theory of Everything, Patton
, and many more.

Philip Glass in Film
Saturday, October 21, 2023
Philip Glass is one of today’s most influential composers. You can hear his works in the opera house, the concert hall, and the movie theater. He’s written music for The Truman Show, Candyman, The Hours, The Fog of War, and Dracula
. Tune in for the best of Philip Glass.

Legendary Monsters of the Big Screen
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Look out! The monsters are loose! Enjoy themes written for Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Dracula, The Mummy, and more.

A Tribute to Dimitri Tiomkin
Saturday, November 4, 2023
With 22 Oscar nominations and four wins, Dimitri Tiomkin left us decades worth of incredible film scores. You’ll hear his best: High Noon, It’s a Wonderful Life, The High and the Mighty, The Old Man and the Sea, The Thing from Another World, Giant, The Alamo, and Dial “M” for Murder.

Hollywood at War
Saturday, November 11, 2023
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.