Movies and music

The Andrew Alden Ensemble playing a score for Night of the Living Dead.

Three chances this week* to catch classic films with the scores performed live:

Night of the Living Dead with The Andrew Alden Ensemble
Friday: The Sanctuary for Independent Media will be showing Romero's Night of the Living Dead with a live score performed by the Andrew Alden Ensemble, a contemporary chamber music group from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. The group is touring the country this summer playing scores for classic films. Friday 9 pm - free

The Black Pirate with Alloy Orchestra
Saturday: MASS MoCA is screening the Douglas Fairbanks silent film The Black Pirate with live score by the Alloy Orchestra, a three-person group from the Boston area that's write and performed music to accompany a bunch of silent films. Saturday 8:30 pm - $15 ahead / $19 day of

West Side Story with the BSO
Saturday: The Boston Symphony Orchestra will be performing the score for West Side Story at Tanglewood while a recently re-mastered version of the film screens in high definition. (The original vocals and dialogue will be intact -- the BSO will be filling in the rest with a performance of Leonard Bernstein's score.) Saturday 8:30 pm - $20 and up

*Using journalist math, three = a trend.

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