For Henry Segerstrom, an Aria, Champagne and Caviar at Carnegie Hall

by Michael Gross Photographed by Annie Watt, Jared Siskin, Presley Ann, Gonzalo Marroquin'
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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WNET, PBS SoCal, Elizabeth, Anton, Huntington, Peter and Steven Segerstrom and the Segerstrom Family, South Coast Plaza and Carnegie Hall presented the New York premiere of the documentary Henry T. Segerstrom: Imagining The Future at the Directors Guild of America theater on Fifty-seventh Street on Monday, March 20.

The film chronicles the personal journey and broad impact of a man raised on a Southern California lima bean farm who played a part in discovering, celebrating and supporting some of the world’s great artists. Henry T. Segerstrom also co-founded South Coast Plaza, an internationally-renowned luxury shopping destination celebrating its 50th year this month.

Following the private screening, a champagne, caviar and risotto dinner reception at the Weill Terrace Room of Carnegie Hall, where soprano Renée Fleming sang after remarks by Terry J. Lundgren, the model-handsome Chairman and CEO of Macy’s Inc. Both Fleming and Lundgren are Carnegie Hall Trustees. Lundgren recalled first meeting Segerstrom when he was the 28-year-old store manager of Bullock's in South Coast Plaza. Today, he said later, his Macy's Inc. owns three of the largest store properties in the Orange County, California, shopping mecca.

Also in the crowd: Susan Fisher, Alain Coblence, Cece Cord, Rotz Crosby, Jacques Olivier d'Halluin, Edouard d'Ambarmount, Olivia Flatto, Ruth Fleischman, Christopher "Kip" Forbes, Marilyn Gauthier, Michael Gould, Diana and Laurence Henriques, Sharon King Hoge, Melissa Nordstrom, Cole Rumbough, Jillian Sackler, Neil Shapiro, and Elizabeth and John Van Buskirk.

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