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.

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Filmed in Genoa in May 1991, Enchanted April is just one of the films that will bring bouquets of music and beauty to gardeners and music lovers everywhere.  An oboe rendition of Elgar's "Chanson de Matin" is a recurring theme. May 8th at 10am and 6pm.

During the pandemic, we've all learned to be creative about how we do the things we love. The film industry did the same, with the return of the Drive-In and streaming films. Now as movie theaters begin to open, host Edmund Stone looks back at the Rise of Streaming, the 2021 Academy Awards and shares some Feel Good Movies, we'll all be glad to enjoy.

This month host Edmund Stone takes us into museums, to Ireland, pays tribute to female film composers, and together we celebrate 15 years of great film music.

Composer Terrance Blanchard has a long relationship with filmmaker Spike Lee.  Blanchard said this about writing for Spike's films: "One of the things with Spike's movies is that the music takes on a narrative role." We'll hear a conversation with Blanchard in the Feb 20th broadcast.

We all can use a good laugh now and again, so mark your calendar for January 9th when we can all laugh along with Edmund Stone's favorite comedies, including a bit of the Brit with The Pink Panther.

Mythical places have often been the setting for adventure films.  Edmund Stone visits some of these cities through the music of the films, Nov 14th.

Host Edmund Stone puts the fun back in Halloween with a 3-week celebration that begins with Contemporary Chills (10/17), to a Haunted Halloween (10/24) and wrapping up the month with Fearfully Funny Halloween film music (10/31) on the big day.

Host Edmund Stone starts and ends the month with programs about change - from the music to the people that have changed or inspired change.

Host Edmund Stone and The Score goes to the dogs on the August 29th broadcast, with movies about man's best friend.

Host Edmund Stone helps us celebrate Independence Day with music from movies about the making of America, including the 1986 television movie George Washington: The Forging of a Nation (7/4).