Chamber orchestra returns from the dead

Chamber orchestra returns from the dead


norman lebrecht

February 17, 2016

press release:

With support from three Danish funds, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra launches an extensive series of recordings and concerts, playing Beethoven’s nine symphonies, with its chief conductor, Adam Fischer. The project that continues through 2018, also marks the reality of the orchestra’s fight to become a privately funded orchestra.

Which goes to show there is life after state broadcasting and public funding.

danish chamber

About the musicians:

35 of the original musicians of the DNCO are the core of the current orchestra. When the orchestra was part of DR, it had 42 permanent positions. Five of these were vacant when the orchestra left DR in September 2014. The musicians in the current DNCO are not permanently employed, but are hired on a freelance basis. Many of the musicians hold permanent positions in other orchestras. Their work with DNCO is possible due to exceptional willingness from themselves and their current employers.



  • Jon H says:

    That’s good news. Now they just need to reduce the taxes that are no longer going to the orchestra…

  • Dave T says:

    “… recordings and concerts, playing Beethoven’s nine symphonies…”
    Returns from the dead, only to slink right back into it.

    Yup, I’m sure that’s what Denmark and the world have been so lacking during the absence of this ensemble.

    • Manu says:

      If you would take the time and effort to listen what Fischer and this orchestra have achieved in their work on Mozart, you would maybe think differently.

      • Anon says:

        I tried to listen, but before I could sit down, the symphony was over. Why was Adam Fischer in such a haste for these Mozart recordings? Did he always park second row in front of the studio and the fines are heavy in Denmark?