Kevin Spacey Delights Audience At Adrienne Arsht Center Annual Gala

Adrienne Arsht Center President and CEO John Richard, Lynne Richard with Kevin Spacey(1)

The leaders of South Florida’s philanthropic, business and civic communities gathered for the 8th annual Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Gala, which took place in April. Two-time Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey performed in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall and was accompanied by the University of Miami Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra directed and conducted by multi-Grammy Award winner Gregg Field.

The Knight Concert Hall, the last great concert hall built in the U.S., was transformed to create an intimate Arsht experience. Kevin Spacey captivated the audience with his performance of classics from the Great American Songbook and a version of Sinatra’s “My Kind of Town” created especially for Miami. Gala chairs Swanee and Paul DiMare were joined by Adrienne Arsht, the institution’s name benefactor, who served as the Honorary Gala Chair.

Spacey echoed the sentiment on the importance of engaging community partners, and praised his partners in his Arsht Gala performance – Gregg Field and Shelly Berg.