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 20 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 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 six-concert series in this fourth season will include passionate performances from some of the world’s most talented emerging musicians, coupled with a talk by one of our renowned faculty members who will share recent insights and discoveries. This special marriage of art and science sets 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.


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