The Score with Edmund Stone

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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

 

Avast, Ye Moviegoers – Saturday, February 25, 4pm
We’ll hear music for swashbuckling, including the thrilling scores to the Pirates of the Caribbean films and classics like The Sea Hawk and Captain Blood.

Oscar Snubs – Sunday, February 26, 4pm
This week on The Score, composers who have never won an Oscar, but deserved to. Many well-known movies composers have never won an Oscar for their work and today we’ll tip the hat to those who should. From Danny Elfman’s Edward Scissorhands to Alan Silvestri’s The Polar Express, we salute some of the best scores from Hollywood on the next edition of The Score.

Shakespeare on Film – Saturday, March 4, 4pm
Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon as screenwriter: we’ll hear great scores from film versions of Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and other films based on his plays.


ABOUT THE HOST

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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