Portland Chamber Orchestra
The "From Darkness to Light" program presents a somber yet sonorous journey from the darkness of Gregori Frid's The Diary of Anne Frank to the luminous heights of Beethoven's soaring Seventh Symphony. Soprano Ani Maldjian takes the tragic titular role, accompanied by the Portland Symphonic Girlchoir and a special screening of Shelley Jordon's hand-painted animation Anita's Journey. Friday's performance takes place at Hillsboro's Venetian Theatre and Bistro, where live music and theater are a constant inspiration to the gondola-steering waitstaff. Tying into the eighth grade's current curriculum, Saturday and Sunday's shows are hosted at the Catlin Gabel School.