Performances Pack Bocelli Foundation Launch

By Alesandra Dubin December 13, 2011, 12:13 PM EST

Andrea Bocelli performed at the launch for his new foundation at the Beverly Hilton.

Photo: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Andrea Bocelli Foundation

Andrea Bocelli launched his new foundation on Friday at the Beverly Hilton with an entertainment-packed event with a diverse array of musical acts. The fund-raising gala, produced by Studiomusica and Jo Champa, included an auction and performances by Bocelli himself as well as David Foster, Heather Headley, Anna Maria Martinez, and a surprise performance by Michael Bolton. In addition, Bocelli presented the first foundation award, a Girard-Perregaux World Timer timepiece, to music recorder and producer Quincy Jones for his worldwide philanthropic efforts. The night came to an end with Bocelli's iconic song, “Con Te Partiro.”

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