Berklee Silent Film Orchestra performs Battleship Potemkin
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC, 20566
Under the direction of Emmy-nominated film composer and Berklee Professor Sheldon Mirowitz (Outside Providence, Missing in America) the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) composes and performs an original score for a classic silent film each semester. The ten-piece orchestra is conducted in performance by the score's student composers, live-to-picture, in a musical and visual tour de force.
See film trailer (with legacy Meisel score).
Battleship Potemkin is routinely placed among the top ten films in the history of cinema. The newly struck 35mm print is the result of a painstaking, 20-year restoration, making even more evident its position as one of the most influential films of all time. With a BSFO performance of their new score, Potemkin received a five-minute standing ovation this past December from a sellout audience at the historic Coolidge Corner Theater, Brookline, Massachusetts.
Each year, the Conservatory Project presents America's greatest music conservatories to the public, in the Kennedy Center, free of charge. This performance will mark Berklee's ninth consecutive year presenting its best students as part of the series.
Showtime is 6:00 pm, in the Terrace Theater, and while no ticket is required, these performances often exceed capacity. So early arrival is encouraged.