John Forsyte

PRESIDENT, PACIFIC SYMPHONY

20+ years … efforts tripled; budget balanced … based same site as OC Music & Dance (see Charlie Zhang) … led Kalamazoo Symphony … bachelor’s, business, Illinois, Urbana-Champaign … delivered, as Jimmy Stewart, video message upon symphony’s Carnegie Hall bow … first car: Chevy Vega … first job: ‘boxing gaskets at industrial company’ … roots for Chicago Bulls … bucket list: ‘being a big brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters’