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Aalborg Symphony Orchestra

This orchestra was established in Aalborg, Denmark in 1943 and currently comprises 65 musicians.  It is acclaimed for its performances of symphony orchestra concerts, which regularly feature acclaimed conductors and soloists.  Some of their conductors have included Matthias Aeschbacher, Moshe Atzmon, Bo Holten, Owain Arwel Hughes and Frans Rasmussen.  It is also known for performing the music for operas and ballets, providing concerts at educational establishments and giving chamber performances.

The Aalborg Symphony Choir was established to accompany them in 1954 and has been an independent association since 1961.  They regularly tour on a national and international basis and have recorded many CDs that incorporate their native Danish compositions, much English music and works by many other composers such as Gershwin, Tchaikovsky and Wagner.

In 2004 they were awarded a Danish Music Award for “Best Orchestral Recording” and in 2008 the moved into their new concert hall which is part of a complex that houses sections of the Music Conservatory of Northern Jutland and the Institute of Music and Musical Therapy.

In March 2014 they changed their residence to the Musikkens Hus in Aalborg.

Here’s the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra with the conductor and pianist Wayne Marshall performing George Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm: variations for piano”…