Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman, Scored and Performed by Berklee Silent Film Orchestra$27.50 - $32.50 Buy Tickets
If you have not yet caught one of the performances by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, performing live in concert during a showing of a wonderful old silent film, you have missed something very, very special. Go to this show; you will not regret it!
The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) will present its new score live, in concert and in sync to a screening of the 1925 classic romantic comedy, The Freshman starring Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict and James Anderson, in the magnificent Cabot Theatre. One of the first 50 films chosen for preservation by the Library of Congress, The Freshman is one of comic genius Lloyd’s most successful and enduring films.
The Freshman was hugely popular at the time of its release. It sparked a craze for college films that lasted well beyond the 1920s and the plot of this film is about a young college freshman tries very hard to impress a young woman he admires by proving himself as a valued member of the college football team.
The BSFO, veterans of Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, The Cabot, The Coolidge Cinema and Boston’s Symphony Hall, are two-time recipients of the Boston Society of Film Critics’ Award of Merit. The outfit will conduct and perform its new score for this pioneering romantic comedy in an unforgettable, live-to-picture experience.
About the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO)
“. . . nothing short of thrilling. When the film concluded, over 1,000 people leapt to their feet, cheering. I can’t wait to hear the orchestra again.” —Leonard Maltin, Maltin on Movies and Entertainment Tonight.
“For 73 minutes, the world was wonderful.” — Delighted patron, following the BSFO’s performance of Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last!
The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra is dedicated to composing new, original scores for silent feature classics, and performing them live-to-picture. Based at Berklee, home to the world’s first undergraduate degree program in film scoring, the student orchestra composes its new works and performs them as an ensemble under the leadership of Professor Sheldon Mirowitz whose credits include Outside Providence and Missing in America). To date, the BSFO has scored and performed nine iconic silent features, including F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise, Faust and The Last Laugh, Clarence Badger’s It, Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, Buster Keaton’s Our Hospitality, E.A. Dupont’s Piccadilly and Varieté and Rupert Julian’s The Phantom of the Opera, each commissioned by the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Sounds of Silents program.
Sponsored by Kevin O’Connor of This Old House