In an article published yesterday, Fort Worth Star-Telegram arts writer Andrew Marton says that "significantly," Borekyo has been engaged to conduct the DSO's final concert of this season. Since Boreyko is stepping down from his post as music director of the Winnipeg Symphony at the end of the season, Marton adds, he could be "very available."
Behind Boreyko, Marton ranks Pinchas Steinberg, who has conducted the DSO several times; Andrew Davis, the music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Philippe Jordan, the much-praised young Swiss opera conductor; and St_phane Denve, the music director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, who is also said to be on the National Symphony's shortlist.
Marton also suggests that Mikko Franck, Louis Langr_e, Jun Markl, Jaap van Zweden, and Claus Peter Flor, currently the DSO's principal guest conductor, are "wild cards and long shots" in the search.
Scott Cantrell, the Dallas Morning News critic, published his own list of contenders several months ago; it included Jordan, Flor, Zweden, Steinberg, and Boreyko, as well as Yan Pascal Tortelier and Carlos Kalmar.