San Francisco Silent Film FestivalBerklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs The Phantom of the Opera

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Saturday / December 7, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco
United States
Berklee plays the Phantom of the Opera
Screen legend Lon Chaney performs in <i>The Phantom of the Opera</i> (1925).
Image courtesy of Universal Pictures

North America’s premier silent film festival presents the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) performing its powerhouse score to The Phantom of the Opera (1925). The definitive restoration, by the late David Shepard, provides a clarity and depth not seen from this iconic film in many years.

The BFSO score, featuring a soprano vocalist performing actual parts sung in the film, is a revelation. The 11-piece student orchestra is led, in sequence, by seven conductors, each passing the baton in a spectacle of musical synchrony with the film.