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Symphony at Salk

Symphony at Salk

An enchanting way to support science and education


High above the Pacific ocean, under a canopy of stars, the Institute's famed courtyard was transformed into a spectacular concert venue on August 24, for the 18th annual Symphony at Salk. Award-winning singer and actress Katharine McPhee, the featured guest artist, performed a diverse set of songs ranging from classic Cole Porter to R&B soul and pop music, accompanied by the San Diego Symphony under the baton of returning guest conductor Thomas Wilkins.

Before the concert, guests were treated to a gourmet dinner, created for the event by celebrated chef Jeffrey Strauss, owner of the critically acclaimed Pamplemousse Grille.

The unforgettable evening raised nearly $900,000 for the Institute's scientific research and educational outreach program.