Film Screening: Sherlock, Jr.
in concert with the New England Philharmonic
A live orchestra? A silent film? What could be better! Join us for a screening of Sherlock, Jr. (1924), a film that follows a movie projectionist with dreams—both literal and figurative—of becoming a detective. Set to a live, original score by acclaimed composer Bernard Hoffman and played by a septet from the New England Philharmonic, this event is the first of its kind at the BA and is bound to delight.
Bernard Hoffer received early musical training at the Dalcroze School in New York, and attended the Eastman School of Music (BM-MM) in Rochester, New York. He has written extensively for films, television, and commercials, for which he has won several Emmy nominations and six Clio Awards. Along with frequent appearances on the NEP’s programs, Hoffer’s concert works have been performed by the New York Philharmonic, the Spokane Symphony, the Greenwich (CT) Symphony Orchestra, and others. Capriccio “Settembre Musica” (1994) for solo violin and jazz ensemble, written for the Boston Musica Viva, was awarded a prize in the 1997 New Music Delaware Competition.