Win Tickets ($60): Portland Chamber Orchestra presents The Spirit of Youth | Featuring Little Red Shoes, The Diary of Anne Frank & More!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Portland Chamber Orchestra presents The Spirit of Youth on September 24-25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 23.


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Portland Chamber Orchestra presents The Spirit of YouthThe Spirit of Youth
September 24-25, 2016
$30 Adults, $25 Seniors

The first concert of PCO’s 70th season celebrates the constantly evolving, ever changing, and yet forever optimistic spirit of youth.

Sharing the gifts of three remarkable teenagers, pianist Raley Schweinfurth, filmmaker Marina Labossier and thirteen year old Anne Frank and her tragic personal diary, portrayed by soprano Ani Maldjian, offers an unparalleled opportunity to make a profound statement in a powerful event that delivers a poignant and meaningful message to the community.

Concerto No. 1 IN C Minor for Piano, Trumpet and Strings….Dmitri Shostakovich Raley Schweinfurth, Piano

In the words of noted Shostakovich authority, Elizabeth Wilson, the “circus-world” evoked in this piano concerto returns each time with a vengeance as Shostakovich, “manifests the daring and high spirits of youth”.

16 year old Pianist Raley Schweinfurth premieres with the PCO. She is a student of eminent piano pedagogue, Dorothy Fahlman, one of Portland’s most distinguished teachers. Raley has been the principal pianist for the Portland Youth Philharmonic since 2014. She also performs on the harpsichord, celesta, and pipe organ.

Little Red Shoes………….Marina Labossier (Filmmaker) A short silent movie.

The Diary of Anne Frank…………………Grigory Frid

Anii Maldjian, soprano

Frid’s musical interpretation uses the literal text of Anne Frank. This dramatic and powerful one act chamber opera-monodrama, is comprised of a series of chapters or so called “entries” from her journal. It takes the listener through a two year span of life that demonstrates how many children, fraught with adversity, can grow up so quickly to become mature human beings.

Ms. Maldjian is largely known for her portrayal as Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank, a one-woman opera, and comes into her own in this solo work. The vocal writing fits the words of Anne Frank’s diary closely and offers a technical and emotional tour de force for this game soprano.

Performance dates and times are as follows:

  •  7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, 2016 Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland
  •  3:00 p.m. Sept. 25, 2016 Agnes Flanagan Chapel, Lewis & Clark College, Portland

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 each for groups of 10 or more. Children 12 and under always free. Tickets are available by calling the PCO office at 503-771-3250, online at or at the door.

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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Portland Chamber Orchestra presents The Spirit of Youth | Featuring Little Red Shoes, The Diary of Anne Frank & More!

  1. Jessie September 18, 2016 at 1:11 am #

    The diary of ann frank made such an impression on me as a young child.

  2. The craft nut September 18, 2016 at 1:13 am #

    This sounds like it would be neat!

  3. CHRIS MILLER September 19, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    My wife would like this

  4. Jennifer Martin September 19, 2016 at 9:48 pm #

    would love to see this….

  5. Vic September 19, 2016 at 9:58 pm #

    I would love to go!!

  6. Pete September 19, 2016 at 10:41 pm #

    To hear the bass.

  7. Pete September 19, 2016 at 10:56 pm #

    The bass!

  8. Judy September 19, 2016 at 11:00 pm #

    An amazing evening and I would tremendously enjoy it! I have been to Anne Franks house, read her diary and saw the movie. I would love to see these talented young people!bbbbbbbbbb

  9. Shawn September 20, 2016 at 10:37 am #

    This is such an integral part of our history – I would be privileged with the chance to revive the pain, suffering, and redemption of such an emotive performance (especially one that uses the literal text). <3

  10. Edie September 20, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    A well-rounded program

  11. Trina September 20, 2016 at 1:31 pm #

    I’m trying to impress a girl and this would help me out tremendously.

  12. marco September 20, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    This is beautiful music.. and there’s not enough of that.

  13. Kristi K September 21, 2016 at 1:11 am #

    Sounds like so much fun

  14. Jillian September 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

    What a wonderful sounding show. Would love to attend

  15. judy September 22, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

    great way to start fall

  16. Chris Webb September 23, 2016 at 7:52 am #

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

  17. Rachael Howard October 8, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    I would love to go! Xoxo!

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