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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.

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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.

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

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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).

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Fathers play a big role in many movies, and in the June 20th broadcast host Edmund Stone honors them with several movie scores, including that from Indiana Jones.

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The Score celebrates Mothers on May 9th with some of mom's favorite film music. Pictured here is a scene from The Joy Luck Club.

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This month Edmund Stone highlights movies with Hollywood’s ‘A’ Lister – Sigourney Weaver. (6/29)

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2/2        Movie Scores That Should Have Won An Oscar Although they did not win the coveted award, Edmund Stone, host and producer of The Score, believes these past nominees really were the Best Scores.  We’ll hear music from films including To Kill A Mockingbird, Gladiator, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, Gladiator, WALL-E, and Once Upon a Time in the West

Claire Caverly, the Production Manager for the Empire Film and Media Ensemble, offers up this guest blog post on what makes Holiday soundtracks so festive:

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and it seems that around every corner, we encounter the sounds of this yuletide season. Radio stations blast “All I Want for Christmas” and “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.” Advertisements bombard us with their merry jingles. It seems like Love Actually might just be on a 24/7 television loop. After a few weeks of this, all I want for Christmas is for the madness to end.

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Your friends at WXXI are planning next year's Classical 91.5 Presents film screenings at the Little Theatre.

If you have a suggestion of a movie featuring a classical soundtrack, please zap it to  classical@wxxi.org or make a comment below.

A few months ago, I had what I thought was a brilliant idea for the series -- a mini Stravinsky film festival!

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