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Aarhus Symphony Orchestra

Aarhus Symphony Orchestra © Nikolaj Lund

The Aarhus Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1935 and resides in the award-winning Symphonic Hall at Musikhuset Aarhus. The orchestra employs 66 full-time musicians, with the legendary Leif Segerstam serving as an honorary conductor. The orchestra attracts a diverse and large audience through a wide range of concerts, including weekly subscription concerts, family concerts, chamber concerts, and collaborative concerts with festivals and venues throughout Denmark. Additionally, the orchestra has a longstanding partnership with the Danish National Opera (Den Jyske Opera) and has recorded a significant amount of Danish contemporary works and classical repertoire. The orchestra is deeply committed to the community and performs special concerts for vulnerable populations and arranges free school concerts, reaching over 10,000 children annually. In 2018, the orchestra launched Musikkens børn (The Children of Music), an ambitious family project that targets pre-school children and their parents.

In 2021, the orchestra introduced a range of new concert formats, including KonTAKT (Contact), VelLyd (Wellbeing through sound) and Fyraftenskoncerter (After-work concerts), each of which expands the concert experience and places the audience at the center by offering direct interaction with the orchestra, a space for relaxation and contemplation, and concerts that prioritise socialising and cozying up.

  • Daníel Bjarnason

    From Earth to Ether

  • 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