Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs The Passion of Joan of Arc

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Thursday / June 20, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
79 Beach Road
Vineyard Haven
United States
Berklee Silent Film Orchestra performs The Passion of Joan of Arc
Reneé 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 live to the 2017 restoration of the film.

$35 general admission / $30 members / $15 for children 14 and younger