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

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

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

Classical 91.5 presents...Breaking Away, on Saturday April 7th at 3pm at The Little Theatre. 

  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. 

On the Town is a 1949 Technicolor musical film with music by Leonard Bernstein and Roger Edens and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, adapted from the Broadway musical produced in 1944. The plot follows three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City as they look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.

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


This month The Score reflects on 2017, brings us a Christmas show "Laughing All the Way" and celebrates their 500th episode.

12/2      Police: The Blue Line  Including Serpico, The Untouchables, BULLit, The Bone Collector, Die Hard, Dirty Harry, In the Heat of the Night, LA Confidential, The Departed, Heat, Fargo, The French Connection, Lethal Weapon, Beverly Hills Cop, and The Naked Gun

Tom Holkenborg’s score to The Dark Tower was recorded in sections, with the strings, then the woodwinds, and then an enormous brass section. The score has a lot of electronic elements, with a lot of mixing, so the musicians performed their music to a click track, but not to picture. Conducting duties were handled by orchestrator Ed Trybeck. Read about the recording sessions.


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