John Forsyte

John Forsyte

President, Pacific Symphony

WHY: Runs OC’s resident orchestra, now 40+ years old calling Segerstrom Concert Hall home and the largest U.S. symphony launched in last half century.

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RECENT: 2019 schedule included “Hail to the Heroes” honoring veterans, first responders; “Canto de Anaheim” celebrating local Mexican-American heritage; Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique.”

QUOTABLE: Noted “unprecedented growth and success” of Pops program under 30-year tenure of Richard Kaufman, now “Pops Conductor Laureate.”

FUN FACTS: Wife, Michele, children Sydney, 12, and Sarina, 11; ran varsity track in high school. Favorite TV show, “The Man in the High Castle.”

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