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Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs The Man Who Laughs

Thursday / June 21, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, 02568, United States

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra returns to Martha’s Vineyard to perform its new score, commissioned by Universal Pictures, for The Man Who Laughs (1928).

Admission: $15 for ages 14 and younger / $30 members / $35 general admission

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Nantucket Film Festival, Berklee

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs The Man Who Laughs

Tuesday / June 19, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Dreamland Film and Performing Arts Center
17 South Water Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, United States

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra returns to the Nantucket Film Festival—and the Dreamland—to perform its new score, commissioned by Universal Pictures, for The Man Who Laughs (1928).

Admission: $35

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs The Man Who Laughs

Saturday / June 16, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
The Cabot
286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, 01915, United States

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra returns to The Cabot to perform its new score, commissioned by Universal Pictures, for The Man Who Laughs (1928).

Admission: $27.50 / $32.50

The Man Who Laughs, Berklee, Avon Cinema

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs The Man Who Laughs

Thursday / June 14, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Avon Cinema
260 Thayer Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906, United States

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra returns to Providence’s Avon Cinema to perform its new score, commissioned by Universal Pictures, for The Man Who Laughs (1928). 

Admission: $30

The Man Who Laughs, Berklee

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs The Man Who Laughs

Monday / June 11, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, 02446, United States

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra returns to the Coolidge Corner Theatre to perform its new score, commissioned by Universal Pictures, for The Man Who Laughs (1928). 

Admission: $20 for seniors and students / $23 general admission

"Battleship Potemkin"

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs Battleship Potemkin

Sunday / January 28, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
The Cabot
286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, 01915, United States

Enjoy one of cinema’s great masterworks—and two world-premiere restorations from pioneering director Lois Weber—with a score composed and performed live-to-picture by one of the world’s top silent film ensembles.

Admission: $27.50–$32.50

"Battleship Potemkin"

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs Battleship Potemkin

Saturday / January 20, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Theater
31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA, 02115

Enjoy one of cinema’s great masterworks—and two world-premiere restorations from pioneering director Lois Weber—with a score composed and performed live-to-picture by one of the world’s top silent film ensembles.

Admission: $25–$35

"Battleship Potemkin"

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs Battleship Potemkin

Thursday / January 18, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Avon Cinema
260 Thayer Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906, United States

Enjoy one of cinema’s great masterworks—and two world-premiere restorations from pioneering director Lois Weber—with a score composed and performed live-to-picture by one of the world’s top silent film ensembles.

Admission: $30

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs to Harold Lloyd's The Freshman for FILMUSIC Festival

Thursday / June 22, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, 02568

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO), which film critic Leonard Maltin has described as "nothing short of thrilling," will perform its brand new score in sync to Harold Lloyd's classic romantic comedy, The Freshman, at Martha's Vineyard's FILMUSIC Festival.

Admission: $35.00 general; $30.00 members

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs to Harold Lloyd's The Freshman at Nantucket Film Festival

Tuesday / June 20, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Nantucket Dreamland Theater
17 South Water Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, United States

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO), which film critic Leonard Maltin has described as "nothing short of thrilling," will perform its brand new score in sync to Harold Lloyd's classic romantic comedy, The Freshman, as part of the Nantucket Film Festival at the Nantucket Dreamland Theater. The Freshman is one of comic genius Lloyd’s most successful and enduring films.

Admission: $35.00

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs to Harold Lloyd's The Freshman at The Cabot

Saturday / June 17, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
The Cabot
286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, 01915, United States

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO), which film critic Leonard Maltin has described as "nothing short of thrilling," will perform its brand new score in sync to Harold Lloyd's classic romantic comedy, The Freshman, at the Cabot Theatre. The magical vaudeville-era movie palace is a fitting home for one of comic genius Lloyd’s most successful and enduring films.

Admission: $27.50-$32.50

San Francisco Silent Film Festival to Feature Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

Thursday / June 1, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA, 94114, United States

Harold Lloyd's classic 1925 comedy, The Freshman, comes to life with a new score written—and to be performed live-to-picture—by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra to kick off the internationally renowned San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

Berklee Plays Harold Lloyd's The Freshman

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra in New York Debut with Harold Lloyd's The Freshman

Saturday / May 20, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts - Tony Bennett Concert Hall
35-12 35th Avenue, Astoria, New York, 11106, United States

One of the world's most beloved silent comedies gets a great new score, and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra makes its New York debut.

Admission: 18 and younger: $10; FSSA, MoMI and Berklee Communities: $20; General Public: $25

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Rehearses The Freshman

Saturday / May 20, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts - Tony Bennett Concert Hall
35-12 35th Avenue, Astoria, New York, 11106, United States

In an open rehearsal of a film orchestra, see and understand some of the musical slight of hand that helps make the movies magical.

Admission: Free

World Premiere: Harold Lloyd's The Freshman Scored and Performed by Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

Monday / May 1, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, 02446, United States

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) will perform the world premiere of its new score to Harold Lloyd's classic romantic comedy, The Freshman, in the magnificent Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Admission: $23

Berklee composes music for Harold Lloyd's The Freshman

A Winning Score: Composing Music for the Silent Classic The Freshman

Tuesday / April 25, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, 02446, United States

Composer Sheldon Mirowitz, professor of film scoring at Berklee, three-time Emmy nominee, and artistic director of the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) will discuss the process of creating a new, world-class score for a silent feature and performing it live-to-picture.

Admission: Free

Berklee plays The Phantom of the Opera

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra: The Phantom of the Opera

Sunday / October 30, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
The Cabot
286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, 01915, United States

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra will perform its original score for 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney, just in time for Halloween 2016.

Admission: $27.50 - $32.50

Still shot from the 1925 silent film Varieté

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra to Perform Varieté Live-to-Picture at The Cabot

Friday / June 17, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
The Cabot
286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, 01915, United States

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) will perform, live to-picture, a new score to the 1925 silent film Varieté, a tale of love, lust, trapeze artists, and murder; the BSFO's performance of the new score recently drew a standing ovation from thousands of attendees at the 2016 San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

Admission: $25 ($15 for students and seniors; use online code Variete2016 and ID at door)

Emil Jannings - Varieté

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Friday / June 3, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA, 94114, United States

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents the West Coast premiere of the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra’s new, original score to E.A. Dupont’s Weimar-era masterwork, Varieté (1925). 

Admission: $22

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Friday / October 30, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
Symphony Hall, Boston
310 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

On Halloween weekend, horror visits Boston's Symphony Hall when the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra perform, live-to-picture, a new score written by eight of Berklee’s finest student film composers to accompany F.W. Murnau’s classic 1922 silent film, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.

Admission: $37, $47

The Phantom of the Opera: Silent Film and Live Music

Thursday / June 25, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
79 Beach Road, Tisbury, MA, 02568, United States

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra returns to the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival with its new score for The Phantom of the Opera.

Admission: $30