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

Themes from Daniel Day-Lewis Films
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Daniel Day-Lewis chooses his roles carefully. In a career spanning five decades, he’s only acted in twenty-some films. The scores for these movies are often as good as Day-Lewis’ performances. We’ll sample the soundtracks of My Left Foot, The Last of the Mohicans, There Will Be Blood, Lincoln, and more.

Women of the Big Screen
Saturday, March 6, 2021
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

Irish Movies
Saturday, March 13, 2021
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.

Themes from the Final Frontier
Saturday, March 20, 2021
We’ll boldly go to the movies for themes from Star Trek films. Enjoy scores by Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Leonard Rosenman, Cliff Eidelman, and Michael Giacchino.

Celebrating Alan Silvestri
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Back to the Future
, Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Abyss, Death Becomes Her, Father of the Bride, Contact, Cast Away, The Polar Express—unforgettable films all scored by the same composer. We’ll celebrate the career of Alan Silvestri.