‘Symphony at Salk’ features singer Katharine McPhee

Singer and actress Katharine McPhee was the guest performer at the 18th annual “Symphony at Salk” held Aug. 24 amid the Salk Institute’s iconic Louis Kahn-designed buildings. Proceeds from the concert will be used to help fund biological research at the Institute and its community education programs, Salk Mobile Science Lab and High School Science Day.

McPhee is the star of the NBC-TV series “Smash,” was the runner-up in Season 5 of “American Idol” in 2006, and has recorded three albums.



A dedicated philanthropist, McPhee is an ambassador for Malaria No More (


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