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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!


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

Miss your chance to see SCORE: A Film Music Documentary? After this weekend's sold-out screening, we've added two more chances to see it at The Little Theatre

Sunday February 18th  at noon and Monday February 19th at 6pm. 

Tickets are now available online and through  The Little Theatre box office.

1/6       Dino-Scores  Music to Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Good Dinosaur, A Dinosaur Story, and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

1/13      Gems You May Have Missed  Music from Mr. Holmes, Days of Heaven, Timeline, Death on the Nile, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and Cinema Paradiso

1/20      A Conversation With Rachel Portman  Edmund talks with the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Score and we include her music to Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Chocolate, and The Cider House Rules

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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 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!

A renowned television and film composer and Eastman School of Music alumnus has won his 5th Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series.

Jeff Beal won the award for Original Dramatic Score for Chapter 63 of the Netflix series House of Cards.  This is Beal's second Emmy for his House of Cards scores.  

According to an article in The Daily News, the Genesee Symphony Orchestra is dipping its toes into the world of playing live music with movies.

Music Director Shade Zajac says that they are trying it out first on their holiday concert on December 10th – with the animated holiday classic “The Snowman” and its music by Howard Blake.


July 2017 Programs on The Score

Jun 29, 2017

7/1        Fugitives  Includes Catch Me If You Can, A Man Called Horse, The Fugitive, Les Miserables, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Untouchables, Logan, No Country for Old Men, North by Northwest, and Thelma and Louise.

7/8       Team Portraits, including  Guardians of the Galaxy, The Magnificent Seven, The Avengers, Remember the Titans, Ocean’s Eleven, The Guns of Navarone, The Italian Job, The Great Escape, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Fast Five, X-Men: First Class, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

This is not a metaphor for your soul being transported to another realm – I’ve got physical transportation on my mind.

Now that it is spring, I’m back into biking to work pretty much every day. I’m happy to be out and riding again, even though I did appreciate the chance to read on the bus on my commute this winter. The seasonal change in my travel habits – along with thinking about how we get around as I prepare to host an event for Reconnect Rochester about transportation and sustainability – reminded me of some of my favorite music for bikes – and trains – and even cars. 

5 Classical Pieces to Ring in the (Earth Day) Season

Apr 17, 2017

This is a guest post from Claire Caverly, a member of the Empire Film Music Ensemble (EFME). EFME will be performing an Earth Day centered concert, TERRA, on Earth Day, April 22, at 6PM at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation. TERRA is a multimedia experience exploring humanity’s changing relationship with the Earth through music, film, lighting, and photography. More information can be found at

While it doesn’t come with ribbons or bows, Earth Day is one of the most important holidays of the year  - but also one of the most forgotten. The earth is our home, but modern, on-the-go lifestyles don’t leave much time for environmental awareness. In order to raise eco-consciousness, we at Empire Film Music Ensemble have been hard at work preparing our upcoming Earth Day concert, TERRA. To help you get in the spirit of going green, here are five classical pieces to listen to in honor of Earth Day.