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Aarhus Symphony Orchestra

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Aarhus Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1935 and is based in the Symphonic Hall at Musikhuset Aarhus. The orchestra’s 66 permanent musicians are led by the French chief conductor Marc Soustrot, with Leif Segerstam assosiated as honorary conductor. The orchestra attracts a large and diverse audience through weekly subscription concerts, family concerts, chamber concerts and large-scale collaborative concerts with festivals and in concert halls throughout Denmark. In addition, the orchestra maintains a permanent cooperation with the Danish National Opera and has recorded a substantial amount of both Danish contemporary works and standard classical repertoire. Deeply invested in the community surrounding it, the orchestra performs social outreach concerts and arranges free school concerts, playing for more than 10,000 children annually. From 2021-2025 the orchestra expands its activities with a series of new concert formats putting the audiences’ needs in front and centre, either offering direct contact and interaction with the orchestra by providing a space for relaxation and contemplation, or by facilitating after hours social settings with music.

  • Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð, Allan Gravgaard Madsen


  • Friedrich Kuhlau, Christian Frederik Barth, Niels W. Gade

    Concertos from 19th Century Denmark

  • Knudåge Riisager

    Violin Concerto – Etudes

  • Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen

    Ophelia Dances

  • Svend Erik Tarp

    Orchestral Works Vol. 1

  • Poul Ruders

    Viola Concerto; Handel Variations

  • Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • Knudåge Riisager

    The Symphonic Edition Vol. 3

  • Knudåge Riisager

    The Symphonic Edition Vol. 2

  • Knudåge Riisager

    The Symphonic Edition Vol. 1

  • Carl Nielsen


  • Poul Ruders


  • Erik Bach


  • Niels Marthinsen

    Monster Symphony

  • Knudåge Riisager

    Ballet Music

  • Tage Nielsen

    Orchestral Works

  • Niels Viggo Bentzon

    Piano Concerto no. 4

  • Rued Langgaard

    Sinfonia interna

  • Wayne Siegel

    Devil's Golf Course

  • Ivar Frounberg

    Orchestral Works

  • Bent Lorentzen


  • Niels Viggo Bentzon

    Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4

  • Niels Rosing-Schow

    Orchestral & Chamber Works