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Composer Terence Blanchard, from films to opera, on The Score, Sat 2/3 at 10am and 6pm

History was made in September 2021 when jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard became the first Black composer to have an opera performed at The Met, Fire Shut Up in My Bones.

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Terence Blanchard, a celebrated jazz trumpeter and film composer, makes history as the Metropolitan Opera season opens.

2/3 A conversation with Terence Blanchard His compositions are changing music from movies to jazz and opera. This week Edmund Stone has a one-on-one conversation with composer Terence Blanchard. Enjoy music from films including Da 5 Bloods, BlacKkKlansman, The Woman King and a few more.

2/10 Love, Hollywood Style Hollywood isn’t the real world but there are real-life couples in Cinema-land that have chemistry both on and off screen. This week Edmund takes a look at films and their music featuring real-life partners (past and present) including Shakespeare in Love, To Have and Have Not, I Know What You Did Last Summer and more. It’s Love, Hollywood Style.

2/17 A Conversation with James Newton Howard This week Edmund speaks with award-winning composer James Newton Howard. From his work with M. Night Shamalyn with The Sixth Sense to Maleficent and The Hunger Games: Songs and Snakes, the composer has created some of the most original film scores in the industry.

2/24 The Edmunds, Round Two It’s the film awards you WISH they would have Round Two: all for fun and fun for all with award categories including Worst Monster Make Up, Best Maniacal Laugh, Absolutely Awful Movie Sequels and more with Edmund Stone.

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