The Odense Symphony Orchestra – one of Denmarks five regional orchestras – was established in 1946, but it’s roots go all the way back to about the year 1800.
From being a theatre orchestra that also played symphonic music the orchestra today is a continuously developing and expanding modern symphony orchestra with 73 permanent musicians and a high level of activity. Together they create a rich sound, warm and yet clear, upon which the principal players shape the special character of the orchestra.
Concerts and productions with Odense Symphony Orchestra vary in terms of size and genre: from symphony concerts, light classical and opera to chamber music, children/youth concerts and crossovers.
The Odense Symphony Orchestra’s busy schedule comprises approx. 100 productions per year including symphonic and opera performances, recordings and tours.
Odense Symphony Orchestra has toured in the USA, China, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Holland, the Baltic countries, Russia, Spain, France and Sweden.
The orchestra’s discography of about 60 CD’s includes a varied repertoire reaching from classical masterpieces to contemporary music, among them several award winning releases.