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March 27, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John E. Forsyte, executive director of the Kalamazoo Symphony in Michigan, has been chosen executive director of the Pacific Symphony, orchestra officials announced Thursday. He will begin a one-year contract May 25. Forsyte, 32, succeeds Louis G. Spisto, who left last month after a 10-year tenure to become president of the Detroit Symphony. "I'm thrilled," Forsyte said Thursday from his office in Kalamazoo. "There is tremendous growth opportunity for this orchestra in many different facets.
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March 27, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John E. Forsyte, executive director of the Kalamazoo Symphony in Michigan, has been chosen executive director of the Pacific Symphony, orchestra officials announced Thursday. He will begin a one-year contract May 25. Forsyte, 32, succeeds Louis G. Spisto, who left last month after a 10-year tenure to become president of the Detroit Symphony. "I'm thrilled," Forsyte said Thursday from his office in Kalamazoo. "There is tremendous growth opportunity for this orchestra in many different facets.
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December 4, 2002 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
Bucking a national trend in which many orchestras are running deficits, the Pacific Symphony announced Tuesday that it ended its 2001-02 fiscal year with a slight surplus, for its 11th consecutive year in the black. The Orange County-based orchestra said it spent $10.78 million and took in $10.81 million during the year that ended June 30, for an unaudited surplus of $29,000. Donations totaled $4.2 million, up 21% from the previous year, and the box-office take of $4.7 million was up 15%.
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September 19, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pacific Symphony, the county's major classical orchestra, ended its 1998 fiscal year with a modest surplus of $44,000, balancing its budget for the sixth consecutive year, orchestra officials announced Friday. Income from all sources for the period that ended June 30 was $6.93 million. Expenses totaled $6.89 million. Revenue from ticket sales increased 4% over the previous year, to $3.8 million.
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November 11, 2003 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
The fiscal picture for Orange County's two leading classical music companies was a study in black and red again for 2002-03, according to figures released Monday. The Pacific Symphony managed its 12th consecutive budget surplus, while Opera Pacific struggled with its second million-dollar deficit in a row. The opera company's deficit ballooned to $1.
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February 13, 2005 | Mike Boehm
When Philadelphia's Verizon Hall opened in 2001, acoustician Russell Johnson described it as a "sister hall" of the one he was working on at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Now, on the heels of a report by Johnson's own firm detailing some expensive-to-fix sound problems at Verizon, backers of the Orange County hall, due to open in fall 2006, are saying the two auditoriums are more like cousins, twice or thrice removed. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Jan.
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August 18, 2000
South Coast Repertory, the acclaimed regional theater that sits across the street from the Orange County Performing Arts Center, is another beneficiary of Segerstrom largess. Henry Segerstrom said Thursday that his family's Segerstrom Foundation has given $1 million to SCR's campaign to build a 300-seat theater adjacent to its existing two-stage complex. The new theater is to be built on the same Segerstrom-donated parcel as the center expansion.
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October 13, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is time to start the meter ticking on the Orange County Performing Arts Center's five-year plan to build a new 2,000-seat concert hall, the center's president, Jerry E. Mandel, said Tuesday. Center officials were buoyed by results of a study they received last weekend. The project, estimated to cost $200 million, is, in a word, feasible, according to the study by Gary Phillips and Associates, a Los Angeles consultant that helps plan fund-raising campaigns for nonprofit organizations.
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March 27, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
ART Another Glass Ceiling Crumbles: British architect Zaha Hadid will become the first woman to design a major U.S. art museum, having been chosen this week to create the new $25-million home for Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center. Hadid was selected from among 97 competing architects in a global search, the museum's board of directors said.
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October 8, 2002 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With donations at a standstill halfway to their goal, leaders of the Orange County Performing Arts Center said Monday that the $200-million concert hall they had aimed to open in the fall of 2005 will be delayed a year. While acknowledging that the delay will provide more time to raise money, the center's chairman, Paul F. Folino, said the decision to push back the opening until October 2006 was not based on fund-raising difficulties.
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August 3, 2003 | Denise M. Bonilla, Times Staff Writer
Someone send out a search party: Beethoven is missing. Mozart and Bach aren't around much anymore either. In an age when flashy music videos dictate fashion and TV commercials scream for attention with rock songs, classical music is often relegated to a forgotten corner of the pop culture arena. The Pacific Symphony Orchestra hopes to polish that image and grab some new fans this weekend, with free concerts in Santa Ana and Anaheim.
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