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Odense Symphony Orchestra

Among Denmark’s finest regional orchestras, this 73-member outfit was officially established in 1946, nonetheless it may trace its origins back again to 1800. In 1982, the orchestra obtained a permanent home in the Odense Concert Hall built in the oldest section of the town. The orchestra’s quite energetic schedule carries a membership concert period, matinees, college concerts, opera, and movie theater shows. The orchestra’s comprehensive touring work provides included ten travels to Spain, the Russia, Germany, Holland, Austria, Greece, and Sweden. The orchestra also helps the annual worldwide Carl Nielsen Music Competition. The orchestra’s unique recording projects possess included the entire symphonies of Nielsen and Ib Nørholm; Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera suites; and music by modern composers H.C. Lumbye, Erik Jørgensen, Poul Ruders, Poul Schierbeck, and Paul von Klenau. Primary visitor conductor Simon Gaudenz began a three-year term through the 2010-2011 time of year and main conductor Alexander Vedernikov was appointed in ’09 2009. The group was nominated for any Danish Grammy in 2007 for any documenting of von Klenau’s Die Liebe und Tod des Cornetts Christoph Rilke.

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