PODCAST: Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

Rob Hochschild
June 23, 2014

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) is dedicated to composing original scores for silent feature classics, and performing them live-to-picture. Under the leadership of faculty member Sheldon Mirowitz, the BSFO has written and performed new scores for several films, including ones by Buster Keaton and F.W. Murnau. The group will perform Harold Lloyd's Safety Last! twice this month, at the Nantucket Film Festival (June 24) and at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center (June 26).

The recipient of a special commendation from the Boston Society of Film Critics, the BSFO has also performed at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Massachusetts; in Boston’s Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre; and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.