Mexico from the Movies...
This weekend, we'll feature some great films scores from Mexican films. We'll cover a full range of films that include Under the Moon, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, as well as more Hollywood "hyped" films that portray Mexican culture like El Cid, Zorro, and Man of la Mancha. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm.
This weekend, we're joined by Soundtrack record label Varese Sarabande's producer Robert Townson. He is presenting a concert this weekend in Hollywood celebrating the label's 35 years of film music. He'll talk about his expereinces in film music production as well as share some of the music that will be featured on the concert; including Michael Giacchino's new music to Star Trek, Into Darkness.
Join us this Saturday at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm.
In memory of Ray Harryhausen, enjoy this past Music From The Movies show that featured the music from Bernard Herrmann's scores to some of Harryhausen's most memorable films!
What better excuse is there to devote a whole show to Star Wars than on Star Wars appreciation day. This weekend, we'll explore the original soundtracks from the original three films. The John Williams sound is unmistakable...a sound developed years before Star Wars, but connected to these films. What is that sound?? Tune in this weekend to discover for yourself. Saturday night at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm. Join the conversation at facebook.com/MusicfromtheMovies and listen to an exclusive recording of May the Force Be With You.
This weekend we'll celebrate the everyday heroes we have seen throughout this week's horrific events. Though cinema shows us the heroes we think we need, real life shows the heroes we actually need. But the music fits both very well. Join us as we explore some of the most memorable super hero themes from many different perspectives. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm or Sundays at 5pm...on Classical 917.
The "Return" of the "Great" "Wizard"
This weekend we'll explore three soundtracks from films that capture the wonder of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Wizard of Oz, Return to Oz, Oz the Great and Powerful. The three composers, Harold Arlen, David Shire, and Danny Elfman each put their own voice into the music. The latter two did not play off of the themes set by Arlen, rather they drew from Baum's novel for their inspiration. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm or Sunday at 5pm.
Join Brad Sayles as he explores two different scores that highlight the Easter/Passover season! We'll hear from Alfred Newman's score to The Robe and Alexandre Desplat's score to Rise of the Guardians. Tune Saturdays at 8pm or Sundays at 5pm.
Ennio Morricone's scores from the 80's & 90's.
This weekend, we'll explore some of the great music written by Ennio Morricone from later in his career. He was a master at creating haunting themes. He could evoke so much emotion out of so little music. He also did wonders with mixed genre scores. We'll explore FatMan & LittleBoy, The Untouchables, and a few others. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm or Sunday at 5pm.