Chamber orchestra returns from the deadmain
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.
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.