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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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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)

Musicians of Rochester: Philip Carli

Dec 6, 2016

Now one of the world’s most-acclaimed silent movie pianists, Philip Carli saw his first silent films at Disneyland in California. It was love at first sight. These silent films inspired him to create little films of his own as a kid, and experiment with accompanying them on the piano.

December 2016 Listings for The Score

Nov 27, 2016

Edmund Stone will carry us through the month of December with our favorite scores from movies of Christmas, New Year, and even Meryl Streep!

October 2016 Listings for The Score With Edmund Stone

Sep 25, 2016

This month on our weekly film music show, The Score, host Edmund Stone shares with us music from great children's films, music that will help you crack the code, and music from 50 years of Star Trek!  Live long and prosper this month on The Score, here on Classical 91.5.

10/1      Music for Your Inner Child We’ll hear scores from films based on classic children’s stories, including Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, and The Chronicles of Narnia  See all

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

Classical 91.5 Presents...On the Waterfront Saturday November 5th at 3pm at The Little Theatre.  Beloved film and music critic Jack Garner will introduce the movie and be a part of the post-film discussion.