September 16, 2016

Salk Science & Music Series returns for fourth season

Six-concert schedule features science talks with classical, jazz performances

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Salk Science & Music Series returns for fourth season

Six-concert schedule features science talks with classical, jazz performances

LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute introduces the fourth season of its popular Science & Music Series with a concert by classical pianist Sa Chen and a presentation by Salk neurobiologist Greg Lemke at the Institute with a special start time of 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2.

One of China’s most celebrated artists, Chen makes her San Diego debut with her concert in the Institute’s Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium at 10010 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. She will perform preludes from Claude Debussy and Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B minor.

Inspired by the gift of a concert Steinway Concert Grand #191 from generous Salk benefactor Conrad Prebys, the six-concert series brings together virtuosos from the worlds of music and science. Each classical or jazz performance pairs with a compelling talk about the latest scientific discoveries by the Institute’s world-renowned scientists.

Concerts for the remainder of the 2016/17 series will take place on the following Sundays: November 20, January 22, February 12, March 12 and April 30. Each concert begins at 4:00 p.m., with a 40-minute musical performance, followed by a 15-minute scientific talk, and then more music, concluding at 6:00 p.m.

Individual tickets for the Salk Science & Music Series are $55, or $275 for the full series. Proceeds support the Institute’s wide-ranging scientific inquiries that have yielded more than 50 years of life-changing discoveries, directly influencing areas as diverse as cancer, Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s, metabolic diseases, ALS, schizophrenia, autism, spinal cord injuries, crop yields and world hunger.

To purchase tickets and learn more about the series schedule, visit www.salk.edu/music or call (858) 587-0657.

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