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Long running avant-garde music series takes its final bow

For the last 24 years, one woman has maintained a series of San Diego concerts devoted to the cutting-edge music of artists from far and wide. The series has added a unique flavor to the San Diego art and music scene.

Bonnie Wright Fresh Sound
Bonnie Wright stands in her neighbor's home in San Diego on Nov. 16, 2021.

The "Fresh Sound" concert series, the brainchild of Bonnie Wright, started in 1997, featuring a performance that included UC San Diego music professor and percussionist Steven Schick. This Friday, it will come to an end with a performance by the same artist.

Bonnie Wright joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to talk about what led her to start "Fresh Sound" and what drew her in about the music she has brought to local ears over the last 24 years.

"People like what's familiar and I've never presented anything that was familiar," Wright said. "My whole idea ... was to open ears. "

"You have to listen to everything. Because if you don't, how do you hear what you like?" Wright said. "Some you won't like, some you do, but you got to listen."

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
$20/$10 students at the door
Liberty Station – San Diego Dance Theater
2650 Truxton Rd., 2nd floor, San Diego 92106
More details here