The Pacific Symphony's annual American Composers Festival explores a different facet of music in America. This year's festival -- the 10th -- focuses on "The Greatest Generation," examining themes from the Depression of the 1930s through World War II. Programs at the Orange County Performing Arts Center will feature composers Aaron Copland and Kurt Weill as well as a world premiere of Michael Daugherty's "Mount Rushmore." In addition, the festival includes performances by two student arts groups to explore the festival's themes.
Here's the lineup:
Monday"The River." A dramatic reading from "The People, Yes"; three student documentary shorts; a filmed interview with documentarian George Stoney on race relations; and a film screening of the 1936 documentary "The River," with a live orchestra performing Virgil Thomson's accompanying score. Orange County High School of the Arts, 1010 N. Main St., Santa Ana. 7:30 p.m. (714) 564-3282.