Join Us At Institute Grand Opening Party!

Please join us to celebrate our introduction to the San Diego research community ZLAC Rowing Club at Mission Bay!

Join us for drinks, hors d'oeuvres and the musical soundings of San Diego Opera sensation Malesha Taylor Jessie.  This will be an opportunity to meet our researchers and learn more about Scintillon’s mission of creating novel tools for biological imaging in cancer, aging, and infectious disease. 

We look forward to sharing our passion for discovery with you very soon! RSVP-ed guest are welcome!

The Musicians

Malesha Taylor, Soprano

Malesha is a versatile artist of both the operatic and concert stages. Her engagements include solo performances with the Boston Pops Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra.
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Glencora Davies, Oboe

Glencora is an oboe and English horn player who is currently on active duty as a musician with the Navy Band Southwest. Prior to joining the Navy, Glencora served as the oboist for the Eon Contemporary Orchestra, Brooklyn Wind Symphony, and the principal oboist for the Green Fund Orchestra.

Gerard Lambert, Clarinet

Gerard received his Bachelor of Music from CSU Fullerton, where he studied under Swedish recitalist Håkan Rosengren. During his undergraduate years, his trio ensemble was named a finalist in the Coleman Chamber Music Competition and in the international Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

Charles Ermer, Contrabass

Christian currently teaches band at Valley Center Elementary School, Lilac School, and Pauma School. Previously, he was Band Director at Hilltop High School in Chula Vista. Christian earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Dan Weiss, Bassoon

A native of El Paso, Texas, bassoonist Dan Weiss performs regularly with the Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra and the San Diego Concert Band, as well as smaller chamber ensembles. Dan has been featured at venues in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Boston, and has performed with the San Luis Obispo Symphony Orchestra, El Paso Symphony Orchestra, Music Academy of the West Festival Chamber Orchestra, and the Carmel Bach Festival, among others.

Fernando Herrera, Flute

Fernando has performed with the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band, San Diego's Finest City Freedom Band, University of San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra, and the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble. In recent years Fernando has started producing original arrangements of classical pieces for the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble and very much enjoys this new challenge.

Nathan Shaner, Piano

Scintillon's own Dr. Shaner began studying piano at age 4. During high school, he studied under concert pianist and recording artist Gabriela Imreh and gave several solo recitals.
He continued studying piano and music composition during his early undergraduate years, but ultimately decided to pursue a career in science, eventually earning a B.A. in Physics from Oberlin College, and later a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from UC San Diego, where he studied under Dr. Roger Tsien. Throughout his academic years and afterwards, Dr. Shaner has continued to learn new music and to play piano regularly. He enjoys performing solo repertoire and collaborating with small chamber groups whenever the opportunity arises.
At the Scintillon Institute, Dr. Shaner studies biological fluorescence and luminescence.
December 12, 2014 at 5:00pm - 8pm
ZLAC Rowing Club
1111 Pacific Beach Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
United States
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