kelli-oharaLA JOLLA–The Salk Institute will celebrate 21 years of Symphony at Salk, its signature concert under the stars, with Broadway luminary Kelli O’Hara and the incomparable San Diego Symphony led by guest conductor Maestro Thomas Wilkins on Saturday, August 20.

The gala evening concert on the courtyard of the Louis Kahn-designed Institute will showcase O’Hara performing her Broadway showstoppers and selections from the Great American Songbook.

Kelli won a 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in The King and I.  Since her Broadway debut in Jekyll and Hyde in 2000, she has moved from one critical and commercial success to another, earning numerous Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations.

Individual tickets for Symphony at Salk are $300 and include a champagne reception and gourmet dinner. All 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. 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 can be purchased online at For more information, call (858) 597-0657.