Classical music is about more than just the three Bs. It's also about John Williams, Ennio Morricone and Danny Elfman. Tune in to Classical KING FM every Saturday and Sunday at 4pm for a new episode of The Score with Edmund Stone, a syndicated program featuring the best music in the movie business.
COMING UP ON THE SCORE
A Conversation with Henry Jackman - Saturday, August 2, 4pm
A protege of the great Hans Zimmer, Henry Jackman talks about his work on films including "Monsters vs Aliens," "Wreck-It-Ralph," and "X-Men: First Class."
Music from Hollywood - Saturday, July 9, 4pm
In 1963, some of Hollywood's most famous living composers gathered at a historic concert, conducting their own works at a benefit concert at the Hollywood Bowl. We'll feature some of those seldom-heard recordings.
Music of Hugo Friedhofer - Sunday, July 27, 4pm
He was a respected orchestrator who worked with Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Max Steiner. He also wrote award-winning music for films including "The Best Years of our Lives" and "An Affair to Remember." We'll honor Hugo Friedhofer in this episode.
ABOUT THE HOST
Edmund Stone grew up on an English farm. As a teenager he toured in Romeo & Juliet before moving to Scotland where he reviewed films for BBC Radio, Dundee Courier and various U.K. magazines. Relocating to Los Angeles in 1980, he covered the Academy Awards and interviewed such entertainment personalities as Alfred Hitchcock and Mel Blanc.
An Oregon resident since 1990, Edmund continues to voice commercials and emcee events. Notably, he narrated the west coast premiere of Ella Milch-Sheriff’s “Can Heaven Be Void” with Salvador Brotons and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Edmund voiced Vivaldi's sonnets to "The Four Seasons" with Monica Huggett and Portland Baroque Orchestra; "Peter and the Wolf" with Oregon Pro Arte Orchestra; and performed Peter Schickele's sportscast to Beethoven's "Fifth Symphony," also with Oregon Pro Arte Orchestra. Recently Edmund narrated Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” with Vancouver and Beaverton Symphony Orchestras; Tennyson’s “Enoch Arden” at the Astoria Music Festival; and he hosted “Music from the Movies” with the Oregon Symphony. In April he narrates Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to Mendelssohn's music with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Outside of classical music and film, Edmund is passionate about the rescue and ethical treatment of animals. In 1999 he co-founded a sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees in Cameroon, West Africa.