The Story of
Shadow and Light

Giving Voice to an Alzheimer's Journey

For nearly 18 months, AO Films followed Diane Retallack, Eugene Concert Choir Artistic Director and Joan Szymko, Portland composer and conductor, as they collaborated on an incredible project, commissioned by the Eugene Concert Choir, to tell the story of Alzheimer's through music. The culmination of this journey took place in Eugene, Oregon with two live performances of the orchestrated 16-movement musical piece performed by Eugene Vocal Arts and Eugene Concert Orchestra in April of 2017.