As one of Washington's premier benefit engagements, the annualKennedyCenter Spring Gala provides critical funding to support the Center's performances, education, and outreach initiatives.
For the 2012 Spring Gala event, the Kennedy Center is delighted to bring the incredible artistry of David Foster to the Concert Hall stage. A 16-time Grammy Award winner, David Foster has written, composed, and produced records for a diverse and exceptional catalogue of talents, including Michael Bublé, the late Whitney Houston, Céline Dion, Toni Braxton, Madonna, Chaka Khan, Josh Groban, Barbra Streisand, and many others.
Offering a rare combination of talent, taste, and dedication to his work, David Foster has achieved a phenomenal string of hit records and multi-platinum awards over the past three decades. The Kennedy Center celebrates Foster's fine contribution to the arts with a collaboration of special guests, including Grammy Award–nominated trumpeter Chris Botti, Billboard's No.1 Traditional Jazz Artist and vocalist PeterCincotti, Grammy–nominated vocalist Jewel, R&B Legend Chaka Khan, and others.
Gala Co-Chairs for 2012 are Debra Lee of BET and Elaine Wynn of Wynn Resorts.