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Salk Science and Music Series

Salk science and music series

Program combining concert performances and scientific talks 'Amaze & Inspire'

Inspired by a magnificient gift of a concert Steinway piano from generous Salk benefactor Conrad Prebys, the Institute has initiated the Salk Science and Music series—an ambitious program that melds both amazing science and inspiring music for the San Diego community. The six-concert series, which debuted on October 6 to a sold out audience, will run through May of 2014. The program provides a venue to feature some of the hottest emerging classical and jazz musicians, and also includes fascinating scientific presentations of the latest discoveries occurring in Salk labs by our world-renowned faculty.

Each concert begins at 4 p.m. With a 40-minute musical performance, followed by a 15-minute scientific talk, and then more music, concluding at 5:45 p.m. For tickets and information:

Jan. 26: Pianist Yoonie Han (Fulbright Concerto Competition winner) and scientist Ron Evans (Professor and Director, Gene Expression Laboratory)
Feb. 23: Vibraphonist Joe Locke with pianist Geoffrey Keezer and scientist Tom Albright (Professor and Director, Vision Center Laboratory)
March 16: Violinist Sean Lee (Paganini Competition winner) with pianist Karen Joy Davis and scientist Marc Montminy (Professor and Director, Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology)
May 18: Pianist Fei Fei Dong (Van Cliburn finalist) and scientist Clodagh O'Shea (Associate Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory)

For more information, call (858) 453-4100 ext. 2098; visit; or email

President's Club members receive free admission and premier seating to all Salk Science & Music Series concerts and are invited to attend a private reception following each performance hosted by President William Brody and the featured Salk scientist. Visit or call 858-453-4100 x 1405 to learn more.