BERKLEE SILENT FILM ORCHESTRA
LIVE ORIGINAL SCORE
LON CHANEY IN
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Thursday December 12 at 7:30 PM
The renowned Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) will perform a live concert of its original powerhouse score to the definitive digital restoration of the 1925 silent classic “The Phantom Of The Opera”. This performance will follow only a week after the North American premiere of this new pairing at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.
One of the most discussed - and unnerving - films of all time, “Phantom Of The Opera” gets a turbocharged, new life from the 12-member BSFO’s spectacular, modern score. BSFO is made up of the top film composers and instrumentalists at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, and they perform their original, student-composed scores live to picture, led by the ensemble’s conductors in perfect synchronization with the classic film, for a thrilling, only-in-the-theatre experience.
Previous screenings of Phantom with the BSFO score – while a huge crowd favorite -- have been done to the well-known, and famously murky versions of the film. At last, the Berklee score, featuring a bravura soprano vocalist singing the movie’s operatic solos in synch with the screen, can be heard with the meticulously restored film. This print also includes the legendary Technicolor® Costume Ball scene at the correct, 20 frames per second, projection speed.
Described as “nothing short of thrilling” by American film critic Leonard Maltin, Boston’s Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, under the leadership of Professor Sheldon Mirowitz, is dedicated to composing new, original scores for silent feature classics, and performing them live-to-picture.
The BSFO returns to the Avon Cinema following their amazing silent film concert for The Man Who Laughs, performed here last year.
Tickets for this 7:30 film concert are $27.00 and are available at the Avon Cinema website on our Special Events page, or at the Avon Cinema box office. All seats for this concert are General Seating. No Passes, Value Cards or Gift Cards will be honored. A $1.00 processing fee per ticket will be charged for online ticket sales.