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Aviara Trio

Visiting Presenter

Engaging the Aging Brain Through Music Lecture and QRT.yrd Concert

Wednesday, June 21 · 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
The JAI & Wu Tsai QRT.yrd

Engaging the Aging Brain Through Music Lecture and Concert with the Aviara Trio

Presented in partnership with Salk Institute and Monarch Cottage



We are excited to announce an enhanced experience for the final Wu Tsai QRT.yrd Concert Series event of the season in collaboration with our community partners Salk Institute and Monarch Cottage.

Arrive early for a lecture on “Engaging the Aging Brain Through Music” by Courtney Glavis-Bloom, a Salk scientist, and learn more about how music benefits the aging brain. Light refreshments and coffee will be hosted by Monarch Cottage.

Courtney Glavis-Bloom
Senior Staff Scientist, Reynolds Lab
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory

At Salk, Glavis-Bloom is looking at aging across multiple time points to better understand cognition in normal aging, which can help inform age-related disease states. In addition to designing and implementing cognitive tests that can detect brain changes with aging, Glavis-Bloom is working to transform skin sample cells into neurons to see how they change with age. They’re also using high-powered imaging techniques to look at how neurons communicate at various stages across the lifespan.



Registration is free but required to attend the lecture as space is limited. The QRT.yrd Concert, featuring Aviara Trio, is free and open to all. Bring your lunch and enjoy live music in this gorgeous setting.


Comprised of violinist Robert Schumitzky, cellist Erin Breene, and pianist Ines Irawati, the exciting Aviara Trio has made an indelible impression on the musical landscape of Southern California for the past decade. Most recently, the trio was honored to perform at the Hollywood Bowl on Celebrate LA, Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 100-year anniversary celebration.


11 AM · Gates open for the lecture
11:30 AM – 12 PM · Lecture by by Courtney Glavis-Bloom of Salk Institute in The JAI
12 PM · Gates open for the concert
12:30 – 1:30 PM · Performance in the Wu Tsai QRT.yrd by Aviara Trio