Science & Music Series
The Salk Institute’s popular Science & Music Series is in the midst of its second season, bringing together virtuosos from the worlds of music and science. The creative seed was planted when Salk president William R. Brody envisioned a continuation of the historical Salk tradition of combining science and art in imaginative ways. Observing the many parallels between art and science, he knew that attracting music lovers to the Salk would naturally tie in with the creative approaches scientists employ in their research.
Each concert features performances by leading and emerging classical and jazz musicians, along with talks about the latest discoveries by the institute’s world-renowned scientists. “The combination of science and music is in keeping with Jonas Salk’s original vision for the institute, which is to merge science and art,” Brody explains. Longtime Salk supporter and former trustee Conrad Prebys generously donated a magnificent Steinway concert grand piano, which anchors the series. Each concert takes place in the auditorium bearing Prebys’ name. Concert pianist Karen Joy Davis serves as executive producer. Upcoming performances include Sean Chen and Inder Verma on February 22, Ching-Yun Hu and Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte on April 26, and Brubeck Brothers Quartet and Satchin Panda on June 7. (858.453.4100, ext. 2098, music.salk.edu)