Classical 91.5

The Score

Saturdays, 10 to 11 am (repeat 6 to 7 pm) on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1, and online at
  • Hosted by Edmund Stone

The Score with Edmund Stone is a weekly celebration of symphonic music in film. Movies present listeners with the most common musical experience, and host Edmund Stone, a trained Shakespearean actor from England, presents a musical experience with timely box office tie-ins and themes.  With carefully crafted talk-sets, memorable musical elements and enticing production aesthetics, The Score is an unparalleled exploration of the musical experience that makes film such an indelible activity.

Ways to Connect

Anticipating Halloween's arrival, Edmund Stone takes listeners on a journey through film's scariest soundtracks. On 10/13 we'll find out what scares you, 0n 10/20 it's a Monster Mash and on 10/27 we'll dive into Steven King for a show to hear how frightening things emerge from the ordinary--and how music emerges from both.

Portland Monthly

9/1       Labor Day Show – Road Trips: including Philomena, About Schmidt, Rain Man, Thelma and Louise, The Motorcycle Diaries, Little Miss Sunshine, Sideways, and The Muppet Movie

  Join WXXI for Classical 91.5 Presents, a series that spotlights classical music connections in film.

Classical 91.5 presents...On the Town, Saturday September 29th at 3pm at The Little Theatre. Tickets available now.

Game Changers: August 2018

Jul 30, 2018

Tune into The Score on August 11th to hear music from game-changing films that shook the cinema world to its core, including Lord of the Rings, Magnificent Seven, Gladiator, and more! 

8/4        A Conversation with Alan Silvestri  Music from The Avengers, The Polar Express, Captain America, Contact, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, The Abyss, Night at the Museum, Romancing the Stone, Cosmos, and Back to the Future

July 2018 - These Scores are Incredible (2)

Jul 1, 2018

Disney and Pixar's Incredibles 2 shattered the previous opening weekend record for an animated film, and finished with one of the top ten openings of all-time for a film of any genre. The film had the largest opening day ever for an animated film and the second largest June opening ever behind Jurassic World. Hear what the all the hype is about on July 14th on The Score!

The Film Experience

Films of Change and Revolution, including Doctor Zhivago on the June 30th broadcast.

6/2       A Conversation with Christophe Beck  Edmund's conversation with composer Christophe Beck and examples from his scores for Frozen, The Peanut Movie, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and more.


Movie soundtracks from movies about Women Warriors, May 12th.

5/5       Solving The Puzzle, including Ready Player One, The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, Interstellar, The Imitation Game, A Beautiful Mind, Wind Talkers, National Treasure, and Message in a Bottle

The Score: March 2018

Feb 28, 2018
Cartoon Brew

3/3       Best Laid Plans  Music for movies where the best laid plans unravel in movies from Trading Places and The Lady Killers, to The Sting and Fargo.
3/10      Following The Leader  Music includes Darkest Hour, Ghandi, Lincoln, The Last Emporer, Lawrence of Arabia, Malcolm X, Milk, Lord of the Rings, Invictus, and Black Panther

2/3       Culture Clashes  Program includes Zorba the Greek, The Terminal, Starman, Local Hero, My Fair Lady, City Slickers, and Lost in Translation

2/10      We celebrate Valentine’s Day with Love, Hollywood Style. We will include moments and music from Casablanca, Love Actually, The Princess Bride, La La Land, Pride & Prejudice and more.

2/17      We enjoy previous Oscar winners for Best Score, one for each decade. Please join me for Oscar's Finest as we reminisce about E.T., The Godfather, The Artist and more.

Join WXXI for Classical 91.5 Presents, a series that spotlights classical music connections in film.

Classical 91.5 presents...SCORE, a look at the cinematic art of the film musical score, and the artists who create them, on Saturday February 3rd at 3pm at The Little Theatre

This documentary brings Hollywood's premier composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most widely known music genre: the film score.