Danish National Chamber Orchestra
The Danish National Chamber Orchestra is Denmark's only professional chamber orchestra and is one of the DR Ensembles. With their Hungarian chief conductor Adam Fischer at their head, the 42 musicians of the orchestra have profiled themselves, especially over the last 15 years, as modern, radical interpreters of the repertoire of Vienna Classicism, and in 2013 they will conclude a six-year recording project involving the release of all Mozart's symphonies on 11 CDs. The next major project for Adam Fischer and the orchestra is the recording of Beethoven's nine symphonies, expected to be released in a box collection in April 2015. In general the DNCO's classical repertoire ranges wide, all the way from innovative Vivaldi programmes to through-composed concert events featuring 20th-century repertoire. The concert form, the intense, characteristic playing style, the lighting design and programmatic storytelling are all important components in the overall concert experience.
The orchestra was founded in 1937, originally as a light entertainment ensemble like the BBC Concert Orchestra. To this day the orchestra also plays an important role in the renewal of the popular music genres, especially on the domestic Danish scene. This diversity of genres makes the orchestra unique and sought-after and over the years has given the orchestra a large, wide and loyal audience.