About the Series

From its inception, the Salk Institute has seamlessly merged both science and art at the highest levels, creating a unique environment to the benefit of humanity. From 19 years of Symphony at Salk to the celebrated glass art of Dale Chihuly, the Institute cultivates passion and creativity on an unparalleled scale. Our Nobel Laureates and National Academy of Science researchers have set the gold standard for biological discovery and medical breakthroughs for five decades. It is in this spirit that the Salk presents a new program meant to both amaze and inspire; The Salk Science and Music Series.

Prompted by a magnificent gift of Steinway Concert Grand #191 from generous Salk benefactor Conrad Prebys, the Institute has organized an ambitious program that melds both amazing science and inspiring music for the San Diego community. Running from November through June, the six concert series will not only provide a venue for outstanding performances from the most talented emerging musicians, but will also include astounding scientific presentations of the latest scientific discoveries occurring in Salk labs. At the midpoint of each concert, one of our renowned faculty will briefly share their most recent insights and discoveries. This special blend of art and science will set this program apart from all others.

We hope that you will join us on these selected Sunday afternoons as we continue our mission to benefit mankind through discovery and inspiration; you will leave both elevated and energized.