News and Press

"Battleship Potemkin"

Press Release

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra to Perform Original Score for Battleship Potemkin in Upcoming Concerts and Screenings

December 21, 2017

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, one of the world’s top silent film ensembles, will bring its award-winning film/concert experience to several venues with upcoming presentations of its original score, performed live-to-picture, to 1925 silent film classic Battleship Potemkin.

Read more

2016 Berklee graduate Kanako Hashiyama conducts during a Berklee Silent Film Orchestra rehearsal.

Film Critics Laud Berklee Silent Film Orchestra’s Score for Varieté

November 2, 2017

Leading film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, author of dozens of popular books on film, is among those who have recently praised the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra.

Read more

Varieté at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival with the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

Berklee Orchestra Wows San Francisco Silent Film Festival with Varieté

June 9, 2016

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra recently received a raucous standing ovation from thousands of attendees at the renowned San Francisco Silent Film Festival for its performance, live-to-picture, of a new score for E.A. Dupont's 1925 classic film Varieté.

Read more

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Has a 'Secret Weapon'

April 22, 2016

Graduating from the Boston Conservatory next month with a graduate performance diploma, Stephanie Clark has played the clarinet and bass clarinet in the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for the last three years.

Read more

Varieté star Emil Jennings.

Press Release

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra to Premiere New Score for Varieté

April 14, 2016

The Coolidge Corner Theatre will present the world premiere of the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra’s (BSFO) new, original score to E.A. Dupont’s Weimar-era masterwork, Varieté, on May 2.

Read more

Slideshow: Student Scoring on Nosferatu Rouses Symphony Hall

November 12, 2015

On the night before Halloween, Boston’s Symphony Hall held a special event as part of Berklee’s Signature Series concerts, performing a new original score, written by Berklee professor Sheldon Mirowitz and his film scoring students, live to picture for the silent horror film Nosferatu.

Read more

Score to Berklee version of 'Nosferatu'

Score One for Horror: Berklee, Boston Pops Scare up New Nosferatu

October 14, 2015

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will perform to picture a new score, written by Berklee composers, to the seminal horror classic Nosferatu, aiming to create the most haunting experience Boston’s Symphony Hall has ever known.

Read more

Press Release

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Berklee to Premiere Original Score to Silent Film Nosferatu

July 29, 2015

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will premiere the score composed by eight of Berklee's student film composers as part of Berklee's signature concert series. 

Read more

Press Release

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra to Perform at San Francisco Silent Film Festival

May 14, 2015

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival will feature the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra’s original score to F.W. Murnau’s 1924 iconic silent film, The Last Laugh, on Friday, May 29, at the Castro Theatre. 

Read more

WCAI's The Point with Mindy Todd: Berklee's Silent Film Orchestra

June 27, 2014

Film scoring professor Sheldon Mirowitz is a guest on Cape and Islands NPR station WCAI's daily public affairs program, The Point

Read more

PODCAST: Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

June 23, 2014

Student composers and orchestra musicians provide a new take on a silent classic, Harold Lloyd's Safety Last!

Read more

Press Release

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs on Martha's Vineyard

June 11, 2014

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra will perform an original score to the Harold Lloyd classic Safety Last! on Martha's Vineyard. 

Read more

The Making of a Silent Film Score

February 14, 2014

Students in Emerson College's Media Art MFA program captured the process of how the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra scored Harold Lloyd's Safety Last! for a New Year's Eve performance. 

Read more

Press Release

Silent Film Orchestra to Perform in Brookline and Nantucket

April 26, 2013

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Stages a Double Premiere of its new score to Buster Keaton's 1923 comic masterwork, Our Hospitality.

Read more

Boston Society of Film Critics Honors Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

February 1, 2013

The Boston Society of Film Critics will honor the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra at its annual awards ceremony on February 10.

Read more

PODCAST: Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

March 2, 2012

Several Berklee students composed sections of a new score for the classic silent film Battleship Potemkin. This podcast features a cue written by student Michael Oldham.

Read more

Press Release

Potemkin on the Potomac: Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs in D.C.

February 29, 2012

Berklee's Silent Film Orchestra performs an original live-to-picture score to Battleship Potemkin.

Read more