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The Greatest Generation meets the YouTube generation

January 30, 2010 |  7:00 am

The Pacific Symphony's 10th annual American Composer Festival kicks into gear this week with three programs in Orange County. This year's theme is "The Greatest Generation," and the programs draw from music that reflects the Great Depression  and World War II.

As usual, the festival broadens out to other mediums beyond music; this time around, it broadens out to other generations, too. Three students from the Film & Conservancy at the Orange County High School of the Arts have created documentary shorts that harvest the recollections of people of "The Greatest Generation" era.

Watch Lauren Morales' documentary above and you'll find the students' stories in my article Sunday's Arts & Books section here. And click here for more student videos.

-- Christopher Smith

Related story:

Composer Michael Daugherty hears the sounds of America