Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (Aarhus Symfoniorkester)
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (Aarhus Symfoniorkester) was founded in 1935 and resides in the award-winning Symphonic Hall at Musikhuset Aarhus in Aarhus, Denmark. The Orchestra’s 66 permanent musicians are led by the respected French chief conductor Marc Soustrot, with the legendary Leif Segerstam acting as honorary conductor.
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra attracts a large and diverse audience through weekly subscription concerts, family concerts, chamber concerts and large-scale collaborative concerts with festivals and concert halls throughout Denmark. In addition, the Orchestra maintains a permanent cooperation with the Danish National Opera (Den Jyske Opera) and has recorded a substantial amount of both Danish contemporary works and standard classical repertoire on cd.
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. In 2018, the Orchestra has added a new ambitious family project for pre-school children and their parents to their activity roster called “Musikkens B rn” (The Children of Music).
From 2021-25 the orchestra expands its activities with a series of new concert formats: “KonTAKT” (Contact), “VelLyd” (Wellbeing through sound) and “Fyraftenskoncerter” (After hours concerts). These are all formats that expand the regular concert experience by putting the audiences’ needs front and center, either offering direct contact and interaction with the orchestra, by providing a space for relaxation and contemplation, or simply by facilitating after hours social setting with music.