The Sounds of SilentsBerklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs The Passion of Joan of Arc

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Thursday / June 6, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
United States
Berklee Silent Film Orchestra - Joan of Arc
Renée Falconetti in <i>The Passion of Joan of Arc</i> (1928), directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer
Image courtesy of Gaumont Cinema, Paris

A little more than 90 years after Carl Theodor Dreyer’s transcendent tale of power, belief, and martyrdom first came to the screen, the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) will present its new score for the definitive version of The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). To accompany the newly available, revelatory, 20-frames-per-second version—widely considered to be one of the greatest films of the 20th century—film composers of the award-winning BSFO have created a new score for voices and small chamber orchestra, its libretto based upon the actual transcript of Joan’s trial.

The BSFO will perform the world premiere of the new score, live to the 2017 restoration of the film. The score for Joan of Arc is the 12th commission and film concert that Berklee has created for the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Sounds of Silents silent film series.   

$22 for seniors and students / $25 general public