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Science Meets Music

April 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

Science Meets Music is an innovative four-part series featuring a scientific lecture accompanied by a classical music performance. This is the fourth and final part of the series.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017; reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; Science and Music Presentation begins at 6:15 p.m.

Dr. Samuel M. Young Jr
Dr. Samuel M. Young

Samuel M. Young, Jr., PhD, Research Group Leader of Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience Breaking the Code: How Molecular Machines Determine Brain Function. Based on his research using cutting-edge technology, Dr. Young’s lecture will focus on deciphering how molecules within synapses regulate the initial stages of hearing. As many brain disorders and disabilities are due to the inability of synapses to properly release neurotransmitters, outcomes of Dr. Young’s work will have tremendous potential to identify novel targets for new therapies for neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders or brain injury.

Music by Aleksandr Zhuk, Violinist and Tao Lin, Pianist

Aleksandr Zhuk was born into a celebrated musical family in Moscow, Russia. He began studying violin at the age of six at the Gnessin Special School for Gifted Children. He has performed extensively throughout Europe and the United states as a soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster of various orchestras.

Described by critics as possessing “Keen musical intelligence and excellent facility” as well as “opulent and romantic tone”, Chinese-American concert pianist and Steinway artist Tao Lin has performed in Asia, North America, and Europe. A versatile musician, he is equally at home as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.

Price: Free | Click here for more information.


Benjamin Hall, The Benjamin Upper School
4875 Grandiflora Road
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418


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