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B.W. Cook | June 12, 2010
NEW YORK — A grand evening in New York City on Monday brought together America's business, cultural and social elite honoring Orange County visionary Henry Segerstrom . The occasion celebrated the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence bestowed upon Segerstrom, who attended the gala escorting his chic bride, Elizabeth , and joined by extended family along with more than 100 Newport-Mesa guests who had flown in for the evening. The medal was presented to Segerstrom, developer of South Coast Plaza and founding chairman of the Orange County Performing Arts Center and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, by former Carnegie honoree Terry Lundgren , chairman, president and CEO of Macy's Inc. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed June 7 as "Segerstrom Center for the Arts Day" in the city.
NEWS
April 25, 2003
Deepa Bharath A local organization that helps young adults find jobs honored Henry Segerstrom at its annual fund-raiser on Thursday night. Youth Employment Services' 30th annual Roman Feast and Silent Auction drew hundreds from the Newport-Mesa area. President David Calderon said the organization chose Segerstrom, managing partner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, which manages South Coast Plaza, because he has "been the pillar of the local community." "He is a patron of the arts and a benefactor of the community," Calderon said.
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By Mona Shadia | January 27, 2010
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County and New York’s Carnegie Hall this fall will present JapanOC: a festival celebrating Japan’s culture and arts at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. The festival is the second in a partnership that began last year between Henry Segerstrom, managing partner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, and Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall executive and artistic director. Working together, the philharmonic society, Segerstrom and Gillinson brought Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture to Orange County.
NEWS
November 25, 2009
In a sit-down interview at this week’s conclusion of the Ancient Paths, Modern Voices festival: A Celebration of Chinese Culture, Henry Segerstrom and Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall in New York, said that they and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County are now working on plans to bring back the festival — or a festival similar to it — next year. This year’s inaugural festival, which showcased Chinese music and performance arts, was created through a partnership between the Carnegie Hall and the philharmonic society, and made possible Henry Segerstrom.
BUSINESS
November 22, 2005
Real estate developer and arts supporter Henry Segerstrom was honored on Sunday with the Legacy Prix d'Honneur -- an award created especially for him by the Orange County Business Committee for the Arts. The award was announced at the organization's 24th annual Business in the Arts awards ceremony held at the Orange County Museum of Art and the Ritz Restaurant and Garden. Segerstrom, who was instrumental in the development of South Coast Plaza and the founding of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, was one of 14 award winners.
NEWS
May 10, 2002
-- Deirdre Newman South Coast Plaza developer Henry Segerstrom is being honored by Whittier Law School for his dedication to the city and the Orange County community. Segerstrom will receive an honorary degree during Whittier Law School's 34th commencement on May 19 along with Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer and retired Orange County Superior Court Judge Bruce Sumner. Segerstrom is managing partner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons -- developer, owner and manager of South Coast Plaza, Metro Pointe and most recently Home Ranch.
NEWS
June 13, 2000
This is a tragic loss for the arts in Orange County, and our hearts go out to the entire Segerstrom family and particularly to Henry Segerstrom because we know she was the special joy in his life ("Arts patron Renee Segerstrom dies," June 8. Renee provided her gracious, organizational leadership to The Center in numerous capacities throughout the years. She was a Founder of the Angels of the Arts and cochaired The Center's tremendously successful yearlong 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration in 1996.
NEWS
June 27, 2003
Lolita Harper The sweat may be gone from its brow, but the muscle of the Segerstrom family continues to shape the history of the city. From toiling in the fields to hustling in the boardrooms, Henry Segerstrom has watched Costa Mesa grow from a farm community to the "City of the Arts." Unlike others who have lived in the city since before incorporation, the family patriarch has the distinction of helping forge the city's history, not just living through it. Henry Segerstrom was 30 years old when Costa Mesa was incorporated.
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By Mona Shadia | January 27, 2010
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County and New York's Carnegie Hall this fall will present JapanOC: a festival celebrating Japan's culture and arts at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, according to a news release from the Philharmonic. The festival is the second in a partnership that began last year between Henry Segerstrom and Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of the Carnegie Hall. Working together, the philharmonic society, Segerstrom and Gillinson brought Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture to Orange County.
NEWS
March 24, 2005
Place a steel girder in a cocktail party and they will come. Last week executives at the Orange County Performing Arts Center invited donors and docents, students and supporters, community leaders and corporate movers and shakers to come together to create a time capsule on a steel beam to be placed in the new Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theatre. The $200-million expansion of the center nears its halfway mark this month, with expected completion in September 2006.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | October 10, 2013
Henry Segerstrom rarely makes public appearances. But he made an exception Thursday at South Coast Plaza, clad in a dapper blue pinstriped suit and a matching polka dot tie and seeming a tad bashful at all the attention. The entrepreneur and philanthropist, who at 90 is also the managing partner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, was the guest of honor at a book launch by luxury book publisher Assouline. He was joined at the 6 p.m. event by family, including his wife, Elizabeth, son Anton and daughter-in-law Jennifer, as well as well-wishers like Debra Gunn Downing, the plaza's executive director of marketing, members of the An family of AnQi by Crustacean, and others.
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By Michael Miller | December 27, 2012
Alfred Hitchcock was once quoted as saying, "I enjoy playing the audience like a piano. " And so does Eileen Jeanette. The vice president of artistic and orchestra operations for the Pacific Symphony keeps a keen eye on how many people have bought tickets for every show at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. It's not just a matter of fretting about the crowd's reaction; Jeanette needs to know how many human bodies will occupy the seats, because that will indicate how much she needs to shift the room's acoustics to accommodate them.
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By Mona Shadia | September 20, 2012
South Coast Plaza celebrated its 45th anniversary Wednesday during a private dinner in Bel-Air. Henry Segerstrom, managing partner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, the owner of the shopping center, gathered a few dozen close family, friends and industry experts to celebrate South Coast Plaza's achievement and influence at Hotel Bel-Air. The dinner and celebration featured a slide show of the shopping center's Fall Portfolio in the upscale hotel's outdoor court where nature, live music and guests mingled in harmony.
NEWS
September 12, 2012
For his contributions to real estate, Henry Segerstrom will be honored by Stanford Professionals in Real Estate later this month at the alumni group's induction banquet. Segerstrom, a Stanford University alumnus, will be recognized for the C.J. Segerstrom and Sons' development and management of South Coast Plaza and the Segerstrom Center of the Arts. Stanford Professionals Executive Director Andy Walburger said there is no better person to celebrate and honor. "He's a visionary who converted lima bean fields into a premiere shopping, arts and office complex," he said.
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B.W. Cook | June 12, 2010
NEW YORK — A grand evening in New York City on Monday brought together America's business, cultural and social elite honoring Orange County visionary Henry Segerstrom . The occasion celebrated the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence bestowed upon Segerstrom, who attended the gala escorting his chic bride, Elizabeth , and joined by extended family along with more than 100 Newport-Mesa guests who had flown in for the evening. The medal was presented to Segerstrom, developer of South Coast Plaza and founding chairman of the Orange County Performing Arts Center and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, by former Carnegie honoree Terry Lundgren , chairman, president and CEO of Macy's Inc. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed June 7 as "Segerstrom Center for the Arts Day" in the city.
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By Mona Shadia | April 26, 2010
He has received many awards for his contributions to the arts. But this one, Henry Segerstrom said, is unlike any other. The man who donated the land in Costa Mesa where the Orange County Performing Arts Center stands has been chosen to receive the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence. “I really feel that this is a recognition of the accomplishment of Orange County and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts,” Segerstrom said Monday. “I would love to have it be a stepping stone, a threshold if you will, for us to achieve local, regional, national and international recognition.
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By Candice Baker | March 4, 2010
“Start the car; I know a whoopee spot where the gin is cold but the piano’s hot. It’s just a noisy hall where there’s a nightly brawl — and all … that … jazz!” — “Chicago” A night of free-form syncopated notes, concerto greats and scintillating saxophone awaits those who buy tickets to next weekend’s “Gershwin and All That Jazz” performances by the Pacific Symphony and friends at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
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By Mona Shadia | January 27, 2010
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County and New York’s Carnegie Hall this fall will present JapanOC: a festival celebrating Japan’s culture and arts at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. The festival is the second in a partnership that began last year between Henry Segerstrom, managing partner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, and Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall executive and artistic director. Working together, the philharmonic society, Segerstrom and Gillinson brought Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture to Orange County.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | January 27, 2010
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County and New York's Carnegie Hall this fall will present JapanOC: a festival celebrating Japan's culture and arts at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, according to a news release from the Philharmonic. The festival is the second in a partnership that began last year between Henry Segerstrom and Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of the Carnegie Hall. Working together, the philharmonic society, Segerstrom and Gillinson brought Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture to Orange County.
NEWS
November 25, 2009
In a sit-down interview at this week’s conclusion of the Ancient Paths, Modern Voices festival: A Celebration of Chinese Culture, Henry Segerstrom and Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall in New York, said that they and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County are now working on plans to bring back the festival — or a festival similar to it — next year. This year’s inaugural festival, which showcased Chinese music and performance arts, was created through a partnership between the Carnegie Hall and the philharmonic society, and made possible Henry Segerstrom.
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