The Westport Library took the occasion of the twenty-first annual Booked for the Evening event to unveil its $21 million renovation, which took two years to complete. The event recognized the talents and contributions of world-renowned pianist Frederic Chiu. The Westporter is a Yamaha Artist (a prestigious collective of critically acclaimed artists), and concert pianist for the BBC Concert Orchestra, the China National Symphony and the Hartford Symphony, to name a few. “It was a no-brainer for us to honor Frederic,” Bill Harmer, executive director of the library, told the audience of 400 library supporters. “His passion encourages us all to share the joy of creativity.” Chiu performed on a Disklavier piano, which was donated to the library by Stacy Bass, who serves on the committee, and David Waldman. The event was cochaired by Candice Savin and Wendy Brown.
Photographs: Pamela Einarsen