Friends of the LA Phil kicked off the new year with a return to our much sought-after Artist Salons! The night opened with wine, small bites, and lively conversation among fellow music lovers and donors. Beloved pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet gave a beautiful private performance, which included a surprise rendition of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’s “Pure Imagination” as a tribute to Vivienne Westwood. He then joined Meghan Umber, the LA Phil’s Senior Vice President, Programming for a curated Q&A before offering the mic to donors who asked their own questions. It was a lovely night of community and great music. We hope to see you at the next one!