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The concert series promotes musicians and their craft, provides people across all income levels with an opportunity to experience live music performances, while learning about our important research and conservation work.

Science and music are actually closely related. It is the interaction of sounds, tempo, and pitch that creates music, just as facts and knowledge, combined with imagination and conjecture produces new scientific discoveries. And if you listen, you can hear dolphins, whales and a myriad of living things, together with currents and tides, performing a symphony that reverberates throughout the marine environment.

Our 2015 concert, “Bach, Beatles, Blues & Bluegrass – An Acoustic Extravaganza”, was held at the Borland Center for the Performing Arts. It featured guitar virtuoso Richard Gilewitz, Grammy nominated instrumentalist Tim May, a master on guitar, banjo and mandolin, Gretchen Priest-May, an amazing fiddle player of equal caliber, Bert Lams, member of the world famous California Guitar Trio, and local musicians Suzanne Cannon and Rick Cohen. Past performers include Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings and Gove Scrivenor. Previous performers include Roy Rogers, slide guitarist extraordinaire, and his band, the Delta Rhythm Kings, and singer and songwriter Gove Scrivenor.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Dr. Stefan Harzen.