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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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

The Score: March 2018

Feb 28, 2018
Cartoon Brew

3/3       Best Laid Plans  Music for movies where the best laid plans unravel in movies from Trading Places and The Lady Killers, to The Sting and Fargo.
3/10      Following The Leader  Music includes Darkest Hour, Ghandi, Lincoln, The Last Emporer, Lawrence of Arabia, Malcolm X, Milk, Lord of the Rings, Invictus, and Black Panther

2/3       Culture Clashes  Program includes Zorba the Greek, The Terminal, Starman, Local Hero, My Fair Lady, City Slickers, and Lost in Translation

2/10      We celebrate Valentine’s Day with Love, Hollywood Style. We will include moments and music from Casablanca, Love Actually, The Princess Bride, La La Land, Pride & Prejudice and more.

2/17      We enjoy previous Oscar winners for Best Score, one for each decade. Please join me for Oscar's Finest as we reminisce about E.T., The Godfather, The Artist and more.

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

This documentary brings Hollywood's premier composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most widely known music genre: the film score.

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. There will live music by the Empire Film Music Ensemble in The Little Cafe starting at 2pm, and a discussion after the movie.  Tickets are now available from The Little.

  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.