Boston Society of Film Critics Honors Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

By
Rob Hayes
February 1, 2013
The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra performing Battleship Potemkin at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts
Henry Hayes

The Boston Society of Film Critics will present the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) with an award celebrating its music for silent film at the society's annual ceremonies, February 10, at the Brattle Theater in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Accepting will be professor Sheldon Mirowitz, the BSFO's professor and leader, and Dr. Martin Norman, who helped create and sustain the Coolidge Corner Theater's Sounds of Silents film series, in which every one of the BSFO's original scores has been premiered.

The BSFO will perform an excerpt from its most recent score, for F.W. Murnau's Faust (1926), which it debuted at the Coolidge December 17. The Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Ceremony is a benefit for the David Brudnoy Foundation. The centerpiece of this year's event is a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague, with the film's director, David France. Tickets are $15, $10 for students, and are available from the Brattle Theater website.