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Season 2023-24 / Conductor

Timothy Brock



As a conductor Timothy Brock specializes in concert works of the early 20th-century and live performances of silent film.
As a score preservationist, his work includes the restoration of Shostakovich's New Babylon (1929), Erik Satie's Entr'acte (1924), Saint-Saën's The Assassination of Duke DeGuise, and Wolfgang Zeller’s Vampyr (1930).
In 1998 he began his long-standing relationship with the Charles Chaplin family and has made 15 critical editions of his scores including Modern Times, City Lights, The Gold Rush and The Kid.
As a composer he has written over 40 silent-film scores, including Buster Keaton's The General, Steamboat Bill Jr., F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu, Fritz Lang's Frau im mond, and recently premiered his newly commissioned score to Erich von Stroheim's Foolish Wives at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival in May 2022.
Timothy Brock has conducted some of the most prestigious orchestras in the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, BBC Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Montreal Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Swedish Radio Symphony.
In June 2023 he made his debut with the Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in the live world premiere of Chaplin’s The Great Dictator (1940) at the historic Termi di Caracalla.