AS SCHEDULED: An Intimate Performance by Harry Connick, JR (link included for updates)Concerts & Performances, Events of the Week
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) and AEG (@AEGPresents) are proud to present Grammy and Emmy Award-winning, Tony Award nominated star HARRY CONNICK, JR. (@HarryConnickJr). After 30 million albums sold worldwide and a music, film, television and Broadway career spanning three decades, HARRY CONNICK, JR. returns to Miami with a sensational new album, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter. On March 17, fans will be treated to an intimate performance of songs from Connick’s True Love as well as classics spanning his remarkable career inside the Center’s Knight Concert Hall.
HARRY CONNICK, JR.’s career has exemplified excellence across multiple platforms in the entertainment world. He has received Grammy and Emmy awards as well as Tony nominations for his live and recorded musical performances, his achievements in film and television and his appearances on Broadway as an actor and a composer.
Over the past three decades, Connick has established himself as a musician, singer and composer par excellence, a legendary live performer and a best-selling artist with millions of recordings sold around the world. The foundation of Connick’s art is the music of his native New Orleans, where he began performing as a pianist and vocalist at the age of 5. Highlights of his music career include multiplatinum recordings such as When Harry Met Sally…; Blue Light, Red Light; When My Heart Finds Christmas; Come by Me; and Only You. His debut album on Verve Records, his new label, is titled True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter and was released in October 2019.
Connick has appeared in 19 films, including Dolphin Tale with Morgan Freeman, Hope Floats with Sandra Bullock, P.S. I Love You with Hilary Swank, Bug with Ashley Judd and Copycat with Sigourney Weaver, and on television (American Idol, Will & Grace, South Pacific and his Emmy Award-winning concert specials). In the fall of 2016, he launched Harry, a national daytime television show featuring his touring band, which earned 11 Daytime Emmy nominations in its two seasons, including two nominations for best host, and a Critics’ Choice nomination for best talk show. On Broadway, Connick received Tony nominations as a lead actor in The Pajama Game and as a composer-lyricist for Thou Shalt Not.
Despite his busy career, Connick has always found time to be charitable and has done some of his most important work in his efforts to help New Orleans rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He and friend Branford Marsalis conceived Musicians’ Village, a community in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Musicians’ Village provides homes for Katrina-displaced musicians and its focal point, the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, is an afterschool teaching facility for children, a performance hall and recording studio for indigent musicians, and a gathering place for the community.
Connick’s honors include being honored with a star on the celebrated Hollywood Walk of Fame as part of the 2019 class of honorees, induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, honorary doctorates from Tulane and Loyola universities and the Jefferson Award for Public Service. These accolades have not led Connick to slow his creative pace. They only confirm his determination to apply his talents in ways that prove inspirational to other artists and publicly spirited citizens.
About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 400 events each year across its flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces. The Center programs several Signature Series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 60,000 children each year. As Miami’s new Town Square, the Arsht Center also houses BRAVA by Brad Kilgore, a fine dining restaurant; the Café at Books & Books in the historic Carnival Tower and a weekly Farmers Market. Visit arshtcenter.org for more information.