May 18 2014
The Radio Hour

The Radio Hour

Presented by Pacific Chorale at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Have you ever seen someone crawl through a radio?

The Radio Hour - the new collaboration between composer Jake Heggie, one of the world’s most prominent current composers of dramatic vocal music, and librettist Gene Scheer - crosses Alice in Wonderland with the golden age of radio in a magical program about the power of singing to shape and give meaning to our lives. Including a swinging salute to radio legend Fred Waring, “The Man Who Taught America How to Sing.”


Pacific Chorale

John Alexander Singers

Eve Himmelheber, actress

James R. Taulli, stage director

John Alexander, conducting


Este (Evening) by Zoltán Kodály

Nocturne by Adolphus Hailstork

A Song for St. Cecilia's Day by Theron Kirk

There Is Sweet Music by Edward Elgar

I'm Gonna Sing 'Til the Spirit Moves in My Heart by Moses Hogan



A Fred Waring Tribute:

Sing! Sing! Sing! by Louis Prima

All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern

Begin the Beguine by Cole Porter

Without a Song by Vincent Youmans

The Radio Hour (world premiere) by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer




Watch a video interview about The Radio Hour with composer Jake Heggie and conductor John Alexander on YouTube.


Admission Info



Dates & Times

2014/05/18 - 2014/05/18

Additional time info:

Concert preview at 4:30 p.m.

Location Info

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Accessibility Info