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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It's a month filled with music that will scare you, from films that are Apocalyptic, Horrific, Strange and Haunting.

10/7      Apocalyptic Elements  Including Finest Hour, Twister, Towering Inferno, Perfect Storm, Poseidon Adventure, The Day After Tomorrow, Back Draft, Dante’s Peak, Meteor, Earthquake, Armageddon, 2012, and Deep Impact.

September 2017 Programs on The Score

Aug 27, 2017

Host Edmund Stone poses with Darth Vader.

9/2        Great Villians  This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, we delve into the psychosis and monomania of some of film's best villains, including Darth Vader, Dracula, Hannibal Lecter, Voldemort and a few more.

August 2017 Programs on The Score

Jul 30, 2017

  8/5        James Horner—we remember this very talented composer, who died in a plane crash in June, 2015.  James Horner’s legacy lives on through his scores to Titanic, Avatar, Braveheart, and more.

8/12      Family Feuds—real and imaginary family disputes, including Romeo and Juliet, The Lion in Winter, Thor: The Dark World, and more.

8/19      Before They Were Famous—cinematic beginnings of movie music creators, including Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, Danny Elfman, Jerry Goldsmith, and more.

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

June 2017 Programs on The Score

May 28, 2017

From Fantastic Beasts to Fathers Day, host Edmund Stone takes us on a journey through the world of film music.

May 2017 listings for The Score

Apr 30, 2017

5/6        Epic Battles and Contests  Not just battles within a movie but films where a battle or conflict is the main component, including Zulu, 200,The Hunger Games, Schindler’s List, Hotel Rwanda, The Hurt Locker, Blackhawk Down, Master and Commander, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and Glory.

5/13      A Conversation with Tyler Bates including Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2 (Guardian 2 opens nationwide on May 5), John Wick 1 & 2, Conan the Barbarian, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and 300

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.


April 2017 listings for The Score

Mar 26, 2017

4/1        A Musical JourneyLa La Land, Sweeney Todd, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, and The Wizard of Oz.

4/8        Hollywood’s “A” List – Music to the Films of Tom Hanks, including Philadelphia, Sleepless in Seattle, Forest Gump, Toy Story, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Cast Away, and Sully

March 2017 listings for The Score

Feb 26, 2017

3/4        Morricone’s Italian Movies - Cinema Paradiso, Baaria, 1900, Maddalena, Metti una sera a ceni, Questa Specie d’amore, La Califfa, Quarterie, D’amore Si muore, and the Spaghetti Westerns (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, My Name is Nobody, and A Fistful of Dollars)

3/11      Anthropomorphism in Movies - Zootopia, The Secret Life of Pets, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Puss in Boots, Charlotte’s Web, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Finding Dory (and Nemo), The Lion King, and Madagascar

Greatest Films

2/4       Sword and Sandal Movies - Ben-Hur, Spartacus, Gladiator, Hercules, Conan the Barbarian, Clash of the Titans, The Ten Commandments, Cleopatra, 300, Troy, Jason and the Argonauts, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

2/11      Love-Hate Relationships - The Taming of the Shrew, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Wuthering Heights, Only You, When Harry Met Sally, Pride and Prejudice, Lost in Tuscany, The Painted Veil, and Dark Shadows

2/18      2017 Academy Awards – movies to be determined (nominations announced January 24)