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Randers Chamber Orchestra is Denmark’s only permanent professional chamber orchestra. Each year the orchestra plays about 110 concerts, comprising orchestral and chamber concerts in Randers and the rest of Denmark, castle concerts, school concerts, children’s concerts and opera productions. Along with regular transmissions on the national broadcasting corporation DR, a long succession of CD releases and workshops, the orchestra has profiled itself as an important institution in Danish musical life. Randers Chamber Orchestra also engages extensively in touring, which has taken the orchestra to among other places Guangzhou, Tianjin, Edinburgh, St. Petersburg, Akureyri, Nuuk, Rome, Oslo, Damascus, Gothenburg and Tallinn. In recent years the orchestra has collaborated with among others José Carreras, Sir James Galway, Barbara Hendricks, Georgy Pauk, Katrine Gislinge, Bo Skovhus, Nikolaj Znaider and Marianne Rørholm. Worth mentioning among Randers Chamber Orchestra’s other activities are their collaborations with the Aarhus Summer Opera and the Danish National Opera in Aarhus. With the Aarhus Summer Opera the orchestra has for example helped to create the framework for an ambitious production of among other works John Frandsen’s trilogy Tugt og utugt i mellemtiden (Vice and Virtue in the Middletime) as well as several of Britten’s chamber operas. In 2001 the production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Aarhus Summer Opera with Randers Chamber Orchestra in the orchestral pit was awarded a Reumert Prize as best opera production of the year. Since 1993 the Scottish-born conductor David Riddell has been artistic and administrative director of Randers Chamber Orchestra. Randers Chamber Orchestra is supported by the Randers City Council and the Danish Arts Council.

Randers Chamber Orchestra

Live Dates

02/06/2016   Danish late-Romantic gems premiered on new CD
Randers Kammerorkester præsenterer ny CD og nodeudgivelse med musik af senromantikeren Gustav Helsted på Den Sorte Diamant i København
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31/10/2016   Classical Lost and Found

GUSTAV HELSTED: Decet & String Quartet
"All of the instruments are well captured and balanced in both works, making this a demonstration grade disc. "
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24/10/2016   WTJU-FM

GUSTAV HELSTED: Decet & String Quartet
"If you’re interested in Bruckner, Mahler, or Shostakovich, then Helsted’s works are worthy of your attention."
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30/08/2016   Der Neue Merker

GUSTAV HELSTED: Decet & String Quartet
”Die hervorragende dänische Formation lässt keine Wünsche offen”
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22/07/2016   DR P2

GUSTAV HELSTED: DECET & STRING QUARTET
ALBUM OF THE WEEK
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19/07/2016   Fyns Amts Avis

GUSTAV HELSTED: DECET & STRING QUARTET
4/6 Stars

"The Danish Sinfonietta are transparent and elegant in their performance"
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19/07/2016   GregersDH

GUSTAV HELSTED: DECET & STRING QUARTET
4/6 Stars

"What an enormous amount of gems we find everywhere in Danish music. Unperformed. Forgotten."
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13/07/2016   Kristeligt Dagblad

GUSTAV HELSTED Decet & Strygekvartet
4/6 Stars

"[..]Det er et indtagende og imødekommende værk, [..]"
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01/07/2016   David's Review Corner

GUSTAV HELSTED Decet & Strygekvartet
[..]"..with superb sound quality, this will probably be my ‘discovery of the year’."
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27/06/2016   Politiken

Decet & Strygekvartet
[..] "Strygerne bevæger sig overraskende rundt i harmonikken i aggressiv jagt" [..]
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26/04/2012   American Record Guide

Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen: Dance and Detours
"He has a way with delicate instrumental color and texture. Although not, perhaps, for the casual listener, the dedicated will be rewarded."
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02/02/2012   Klassisk

Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen: Dance and Detours
4/6 Stars

"Hatten af for Helge Slaattos og randersmusikernes tackling af udfordringerne på cd'en"
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Discography

Decet & String Quartet
Decet & String Quartet
Gustav Helsted

CD 8.226111 (2016)

Dance and Detours
Dance and Detours
Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen

CD 8.226565 (2012)

Rhythmic, precise chamber works from the 21st century where princes and mermaids take dangerous detours.

Chamber Music
Chamber Music
Svend Westergaard

CD 8.224705 (2004)

Premiere recordings of Svend Westergaard’s succinct, aesthetic works

Chamber Music
Chamber Music
Rued Langgaard

CD 8.224139 (2000)

Lieder og kammerværker fra Langgaards afgørende brydningsår omkring 1. verdenskrig

Racconti
Racconti
Jørgen Bentzon

CD 8.224119 (1999)

An original inter-war composer who makes music speak and tell a story


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