Candlelight Crescendo

Photos courtesy of Kimberly April & Doug Gifford

Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ 30th anniversary celebrations closed in grand fashion with this year’s Candlelight Concert, which saw finely-clad guests enter Segerstrom Hall through the Kia Motors America Valet Lounge before heading upstairs to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, champagne and specialty cocktails. The big “reveal,” a hallmark of the event, came as the curtains lifted on Segerstrom Hall Stage, uncovering an elegant space decked with crisp white drapery, white moth orchids and chandeliers adorned with thousands of sparking crystals. As the gathering sat down to a meal prepared by Patina Restaurant Group, each lady found a special gift by sponsor Lugano Diamonds. Co-chairs Tracy and Roger Kirwan then introduced the evening’s entertainment, which included a performance by four-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole King, followed by dancing and a fabulous after-party.   

 Moti & Idit Ferder, Eve & Mike Ruffatto

 Moti & Idit Ferder, Eve & Mike Ruffatto

Sally & Randy Crockett, Leslie Cancellieri

Sally & Randy Crockett, Leslie Cancellieri

Carole King

Carole King

Jaynine & David Warner

Jaynine & David Warner

Carden Matthew, Henry Tieu

Carden Matthew, Henry Tieu

Elizabeth Segerstrom, Julia Argyros

Elizabeth Segerstrom, Julia Argyros

Ling Zhang, Betty Huang

Ling Zhang, Betty Huang