On August 21, the Salk Institute celebrated the 25th anniversary of Symphony at Salk, welcoming donors and guests back to the campus for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The event included the official launch of Salk’s Campaign for the Future (see this issue’s “Frontiers” for details).
Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban, presented by Joan and Irwin Jacobs was accompanied by the San Diego Symphony, conducted by Sean O’Loughlin and presented by Dan and Martina Lewis. Together, they provided a spectacular evening of music for all in attendance and helped the Institute celebrate the 25th anniversary of Symphony at Salk.
The concert under the stars also featured a remarkable light and video show cast on the iconic study towers in the Courtyard.
The 25th Symphony at Salk was made possible by many generous sponsors, including Zenith sponsors Dan and Martina Lewis and Joan and Irwin Jacobs; Golden Sun sponsors Karen and Don Cohn; and Supernova sponsors Anonymous, Rita and Brian Kaspar, Liz Keadle, Victoria and Terry Rosen, and Ann Tsukamoto-Weissman and Irv Weissman.
This year’s event raised a record-breaking amount of $1.5 million for the Institute’s unrestricted fund, which is used to respond to unforeseen research and technology needs, recruit talented scientists and more.