Anshel Brusilow (1928-2018)

It is with heavy hearts that the Dallas Symphony Orchestra shares the news of the passing of former executive director and conductor Anshel Brusilow. He passed away in his home on January 15, 2018, at the age of 89.

Brusilow was a celebrated violinist, performing as Associate Concertmaster with the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell and as Concertmaster with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy. 

He arrived in Dallas in 1970 and led the DSO from 1970 to 1973. During that time, Brusilow began a popular music series called DALLASOUND which was an early version of the Pops series that continues today.

Brusilow taught orchestral studies at the University of North Texas from 1979 to 2008 and inspired a generation of young musicians.

His legacy in North Texas is strong, and we celebrate his life and his impact on all of those in Dallas.

Learn more about Brusilow at the Dallas Morning News.