Dallas Symphony concertmaster Borok to retire

Posted on: April 14, 2010

In Sunday’s (4/11) Dallas Morning News, Scott Cantrell writes, “Emanuel Borok, concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1985 and a major force in the orchestra’s transformation under three music directors, will retire in August. He announced his decision to DSO musicians after Friday night’s concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center. … In addition to his responsibilities as leader of the DSO’s first-violin section, Borok teaches at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts and the University of North Texas. … Borok has been a frequent soloist with the DSO. Last May, he gave the world premiere of Russian composer Alexander Raskatov’s violin concerto In Excelsis, which he will perform again in June with [Dallas Music Director Jaap] van Zweden’s Dutch orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. … A native of Riga, Latvia, Borok studied there and at the Gnessin School of Music in Moscow. Before coming to the DSO he spent 11 years as associate concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and concertmaster of the Boston Pops.”

Posted April 14, 2010