Welcome to the Series

Blackburn_IMG_1502_layers_square_detailSince the earliest days of the Salk Institute, founder Jonas Salk envisioned a place where culture and art converged with the scientific research that exemplifies the Institute’s core mission. From the 22 years of Symphony at Salk to this, our fifth season of the Salk Science & Music Series, we have endeavored to continue his dream by fostering a creative and culturally fulfilling environment for our scientists and for our community.

Prompted by the extraordinary gift of Steinway Concert Grand #191 from the late Conrad Prebys the Institute formed an ambitious program melding amazing science and inspiring music for the San Diego community. Running from October through April, the four-concert series in this fifth season will include stunning performances by some of the finest instrumentalists in the world of classical music in addition to riveting talks about the latest scientific discoveries by the Institute’s world-renowned scientists. This special marriage of art and science sets this program apart from all others.

I hope you will enjoy these select Sunday afternoons of science and music, and partner with us in our mission to discover the mysteries of biology that provide the foundation leading to cures and a better quality of life for all. Come along with us to be amazed and inspired.

Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD
President, The Salk Institute

Tickets are general admission. Seats are not assigned or reserved, and are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free parking is available in the Salk Institute parking lots. Click here to see a map»


3:30 PM Registration opens
4:00 PM Concert begins in the Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
4:45 PM Intermission
5:00 PM Faculty speaker
5:15 PM Concert resumes
6:00 PM Concert concludes