July 28, 2015

20th Annual Symphony at Salk features jazz sensations Chris Botti and John Pizzarelli

Saturday, August 29th at the Salk Institute

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20th Annual Symphony at Salk features jazz sensations Chris Botti and John Pizzarelli

Saturday, August 29th at the Salk Institute

LA JOLLA–The Salk Institute will celebrate 20 years of Symphony at Salk on Saturday, August 29 with a magical evening of jazz. Trumpeter Chris Botti and jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli will join the acclaimed San Diego Symphony, led by distinguished conductor Maestro Thomas Wilkins.

The performances at Symphony at Salk never disappoint, and this year should be no exception. The expressive sound of trumpeter Chris Botti is sure to impress. Since the release of his critically acclaimed CD, When I Fall In Love, Botti has become the highest-selling American instrumental artist. His latest album, Impressions, won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album in 2013.

Jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli has been hailed by The Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” Described as “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times, Pizzarelli draws his inspiration from such performers as Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra.

Tickets, which include a champagne reception, gourmet dinner and the concert, cost $300 each and are on sale now. The evening begins with a champagne reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by supper at 6:30 p.m. and the concert at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.salk.edu/symphony. For information, call (858) 597-0657.

All proceeds from the 20th Annual Symphony at Salk support the Institute’s wide-ranging scientific inquiries that have yielded a steady flow of life-changing discoveries, having a direct impact on areas as diverse as cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, metabolic diseases, ALS, schizophrenia, autism, spinal cord injuries, crop yields and world hunger. Proceeds also support Salk’s award-winning educational outreach programs that have helped generations of students discover their passion for research and explore careers in science.

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