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My absolute favorite place to hang out

What Bonnie Wright is all about

This year, music maven Bonnie Wright celebrates 20 years of her Fresh Sound series.
This year, music maven Bonnie Wright celebrates 20 years of her Fresh Sound series.

New-music concert promoter Bonnie Wright sees many positive changes in the local scene. “It’s expanding in ways that I like,” says Wright. “The Symphony, the Opera, and the La Jolla Music Society are all doing more contemporary stuff, which is what I’m all about. That concert hall at UCSD” — Conrad Prebys Music Center — is definitely the best in San Diego and Symphony Hall is okay, too. I used to go there back in the ’50s when it was a movie theater.”

Wright keeps a busy evening schedule. “A night at home is boring to me,” she confides. “When I’m not working on my series, I like to go out a lot — mostly to concerts or the theater — I like to keep active.”

Her ties to San Diego run deep. “I was raised in Point Loma — and I love Balboa Park. I’ve been going there all of my life. Now I live in Mission Hills and I’m taken by the history of my neighborhood — the old Craftsman homes. It’s a beautiful place for long walks and there’s always something happening.

“Bread & Cie in Hillcrest is my absolute favorite place to hang out and eat and stuff. I go there several times a week, meeting people socially and to conduct business. The Patio on Goldfinch and the Farmer’s Bottega are also right up the street. The whole neighborhood is solid and unpretentious.”

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This year, music maven Bonnie Wright celebrates 20 years of her Fresh Sound series.
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New-music concert promoter Bonnie Wright sees many positive changes in the local scene. “It’s expanding in ways that I like,” says Wright. “The Symphony, the Opera, and the La Jolla Music Society are all doing more contemporary stuff, which is what I’m all about. That concert hall at UCSD” — Conrad Prebys Music Center — is definitely the best in San Diego and Symphony Hall is okay, too. I used to go there back in the ’50s when it was a movie theater.”

Wright keeps a busy evening schedule. “A night at home is boring to me,” she confides. “When I’m not working on my series, I like to go out a lot — mostly to concerts or the theater — I like to keep active.”

Her ties to San Diego run deep. “I was raised in Point Loma — and I love Balboa Park. I’ve been going there all of my life. Now I live in Mission Hills and I’m taken by the history of my neighborhood — the old Craftsman homes. It’s a beautiful place for long walks and there’s always something happening.

“Bread & Cie in Hillcrest is my absolute favorite place to hang out and eat and stuff. I go there several times a week, meeting people socially and to conduct business. The Patio on Goldfinch and the Farmer’s Bottega are also right up the street. The whole neighborhood is solid and unpretentious.”

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