John Forsyte

John Forsyte


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.

RECENT: 2020 season postponed due to pandemic.

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QUOTABLE: “Our entire business model has been turned upside down,” he told the Business Journal in May. “This is undoubtedly one of the most challenging moments in the life of the Pacific Symphony. Unlike the Great Recession, here we have a situation where we cannot put on live performances.”

2020 HOBBY: “I have really enjoyed taking virtual tours of museums around the world.”