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.
Movies set in Japan - Saturday, February 13, 4pm
We'll hear music from movies set in Japan, including Memoirs of a Geisha, Princess Mononoke, Lost in Translation and more.
The 2016 Academy Awards, our annual Oscars program - Sunday, February 14, 4pm
We'll hear excerpts from this year’s Best Score nominees: Bridge of Spies, Carol, Sicario, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and The Hateful Eight; as well as an interview with one of the composers.
Scores from Renaissance England - Saturday, February 20, 4pm
We'll hear scores from films taking place during Renaissance England including Erich Wolfgang Korngold's score to The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, George DeLarue's A Man for All Seasons and more.
Elmer Bernstein: A Son's Perspective - Saturday, February 27, 4pm
We'll learn about the legendary composer of classic scores including The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Ten Commandments and The Age of Innocence. Elmer Bernstein's son Peter is our guest.
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.