Awards presented at Classical S. Florida Leadership Luncheon

Awards presented at Classical S. Florida Leadership Luncheon

Pictured are (l-r, standing) Dr. Claire Crawford, Shelly and Julia Berg, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, John Richard, Néstor Rodriguez, Jason Hughes, Trish and Dan Bell, Pamela Garrison, R. Kirk Landon and Rob Davis, with (seated) Alicia Celorio, Beatrice and Dr. Sanford L. Ziff, and Renee LaBonte

Dr. Sanford L. and Beatrice Ziff recently joined Néstor Rodriguez, the newly appointed president of Classical South Florida (CSF), to honor some individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the arts in South Florida.

Dr. Claire Crawford, a major gifts officer with CSF, and Milton Wallace, Esq., chair, Regional Development and Advisory Council and member of the board of trustees of CSF, welcomed honorees and their guests.

The elegant event took place at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

Distinguished honorees were Trish and Dan Bell, Julia D. and Shelton G. Berg, Alicia Celorio, R. Kirk Landon and John Richard, pesident and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. The Symphony of the Americas was honored in recognition of its 25thAnniversary with Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese and executive director Renee LaBonte on hand to accept.

Shelton G. Berg, dean of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, delighted guests with piano music of Bach, Chopin, Debussy and Gershwin, playing a Steinway Grand Piano, provided by Steinway Piano Gallery in Coral Gables.

Classical South Florida is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public radio organization dedicated to broadcasting classical music. Its program service can be heard on WKCP 89.7 FM in the upper Florida Keys, Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

For information on the Leadership Circle, call Dr. Claire Crawford at 1-(954- 522-8755, or visit

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