John Forsyte
President, Pacific Symphony

Like so many in the Southern California music community, I will miss Alan’s brilliant wit, his vision, and his passion. He was always ahead of us — exploring, challenging, discovering and nurturing new voices. His taste in music was cultivated over many years, and one felt compelled to read his reviews or commentary.

Pacific Symphony appreciated his efforts to attend American Composers Festival concerts, supporting a growing interest in Orange County for contemporary composition. From Boston to New York to Southern California, Alan took many of us on a journey that left us amazed and invigorated. He was one of a kind. He will be deeply missed.