Movie Music

Cinema Classics & SoundStage

In the months of January, April, August and September we present the eight concerts of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra Friday nights at 7 p.m. Fridays when the WSO broadcasts are not in season, we present Cinema Classics, focusing on concert hall classics used in movies to help set the mood. Wednesday nights at 8 on SoundStage we focus on original soundtrack scores by contemporary orchestral composers

More Music from the Movies

Everyone understands the musical vocabulary of orchestral music. That’s one reason you’ll hear so much classical music in the movies.

Here are some of our listeners’ top classical picks from the silver screen. Click on the title to browse available recordings.

Rachmaninov- Piano Concerto No. 3
    from: “Shine”

Bach- Toccata & Fugue in d
    from: “Fantasia”

Mendelssohn- ‘Italian’ Symphony
    from: “Breaking Away”

Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusick
    from: “Fame” – “Amadeus”

Bach- Concerto for 2 violins
    from: “Children of a Lesser God”

Beethoven- Moonlight Sonata
    from: “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”

Dvorak- Cello Concerto in b
    from: “The Witches of Eastwick”

Mozart- Marriage of Figaro overture
    from: “Trading Places”

Borodin- Polovetsian Dances
    from: “Stranger in Paradise”

Verdi- Il Trovatore
    from: “A Night at the Opera”

Boccherini- Minuet for String Quintet in E
    from: “Lady Killers”