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Aalborg Symphony Orchestra

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Aalborg Symfoniorkester © Ulla Jensen

Aalborg Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1943 by the conductor Jens Schrøder, who was its principal conductor until 1979. Since 1980 the orchestra has been directed by many well known conductors: Janos Fürst, Peter Erös, Owain Arwel Hughes, Moshe Atzmon, Lan Shui, Ari Rasilainen, Matthias Aeschbacher and Rumon Gamba. Today, the orchestra has 65 musicians and gives approximately 200 concerts a year, not just in Aalborg but also in the other municipalities of the North Jutland region. The orchestra also tours the rest of Denmark, as well as other countries. Aalborg Symphony Orchestra has enthralled audiences in Germany, France, Norway and Sweden, not just in symphonic concerts but also with world-renowned artists such as Andrea Bocelli and Sting.

The orchestra plays a vital role as an opera and ballet orchestra for guest performances with the Royal Danish Theatre and the Danish National Opera. Aalborg Symphony Orchestra also makes an exceptional effort in the field of music education for children. Every year the orchestra is involved in many childrens’ concerts. Throughout the years, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra has performed with many world-renowned artists such as Jean-Pierre Rampal, Victor Borge, Birgit Nilsson, Yehudi Menuhin, Anne-Sophie Mutter, José Carreras, Kiri Te Kanawa, Jonas Kaufmann, Janine Jansen, Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and Sir Bryn Terfel. The orchestra has made numerous recordings of mostly Danish music.

  • Ole Schmidt

    Brass Concertos

  • Anders Koppel

    Marimba Concertos

  • Erik Norby

    The Rainbow Snake - Orchestral Songs and Symphonic Works

  • Anders Koppel

    Concertos

  • Anders Koppel, Andy Pape, Karl Aage Rasmussen

    Clatter & Venom – Classical music stories for children

  • Leif Kayser

    Symphonies Vol. 2

  • Leif Kayser

    Symphonies Vol. 1

  • Emil Reesen

    Orchestral Works

  • Herman D. Koppel

    Orchestral Works Vol. 4

  • Herman D. Koppel

    Orchestral Works Vol. 3

  • Herman D. Koppel

    Orchestral Works Vol. 2

  • Herman D. Koppel

    Orchestral Works Vol. 1

  • Niels Viggo Bentzon

    Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7

  • Hakon Børresen

    Orchestral Works Vol. 3

  • Ole Schmidt

    Jeanne d'Arc

  • Erik Norby

    Orchestral Works

  • Hakon Børresen

    Orchestral Works Vol. 1

  • Hakon Børresen

    Orchestral Works Vol. 2

  • Jørgen Jersild

    Vocal & Instrumental Works

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