segerstrom center annual candlelight concert
During the past 25 years, more than 15 million people have attended performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, while community partnerships and education programs enrich the lives of nearly 400,000 kids each year. The annual Candlelight Concert and Dinner drew 450 supporters this year, raising some $1.3 million to fund the center’s works. Highlights of the evening included performances by Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth and later Frankie Valli, who had the crowd streaming down to the dance floor in the stunningly transformed Segerstrom Hall. The evening began with a reception complete with free-flowing Veuve and a caviar bar courtesy of AnQi. Though it’s hard to choose, those in-the-know suggested Eve Kornyei as one of the best dressed. The gala was chaired by Dee Higby, co-chaired by Betty Huang and Elizabeth Segerstrom; Cartier was the presenting sponsor and the gala’s executive committee included local luminaries Elizabeth An, Julia Argyros, Marta Bhathal, Deborah Bridges, Missy Pace Callero, Sally Crockett, Terry Goldfarb-Lee, Caroline Jones, Eve Kornyei, Shanaz Langson, Liz Merage, Pat Poss, Twyla Reed Martin, Harriet Sandhu, Sutton Stracke, Susan M. Strader and Carol Wilken.