Symphony gala takes Parisian theme

COAST CITIES — The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus invites all to its fifth annual gala fundraiser to be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar, 11966 El Camino Real.This year’s event is themed “Midnight in Paris,” and décor will bring back the charm of jazz-age Paris. The evening will include two auctions along with dancing to the 20-piece Big Band Express.

The festivities will also include a tribute to local concert promoter and record label founder Bonnie Wright, who will be recognized for her visionary concert presentations and support of local artists and contemporary music. Ticket price is $175. Call (858) 534-4637 or visit