Like Clapper-connected light fixtures, chamber orchestras instill rooms with reverential incandescence and should always be greeted with hearty applause. Clap your heart out with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a ticket to "From Darkness to Light" by the Portland Chamber Orchestra (a $25 value). The performance features a presentation of the one act opera The Diary of Anne Frank and Beethoven's Symphony no. 7. Choose from the following dates and venues:
- Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Venetian Theatre in Hillsboro
- Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Catlin Gabel School in Portland
- Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at Catlin Gabel School. This performance does not include Beethoven's Seventh.
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.
Children's admission tickets are regularly only $5, so kid's tickets are best bought from the box office.