August 6, 2014

"Glee" star Matthew Morrison headlines Symphony at Salk, August 23

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“Glee” star Matthew Morrison headlines Symphony at Salk, August 23

LA JOLLA–Tickets are on sale now for the Salk Institute’s 19th Annual Symphony at Salk, one of the summer’s premiere events, taking place on Saturday, August 23. The annual musical affair features the highly regarded San Diego Symphony along with Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe-nominated star Matthew Morrison.

Matthew Morrison

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The musical performances at Symphony at Salk never disappoint and this year should be no exception. Morrison, who stars in the television program “Glee,” comes alive on stage. As a song and dance man, he has starred in numerous Broadway productions including “Footloose,” “Hairspray” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” He recently released an album of standards including “Singin’ in the Rain,” “The Lady is a Tramp” and “Luck Be a Lady.” Guest conductor Maestro Thomas Wilkins will return to lead the famed San Diego Symphony for the tenth consecutive year.

All proceeds from the 19th Annual Symphony at Salk support the Institute’s wide-ranging scientific inquiries that have yielded a steady flow of life-changing discoveries and have 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.

Tickets, which include a champagne reception, gourmet dinner and the concert, cost $250 each and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at For information, call (858) 597-0657.

About the Salk Institute for Biological Studies:
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world’s preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative and creative environment. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines.

Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, MD, the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.

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