Danish National Symphony Orchestra

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About Danish National Symphony Orchestra

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (or DNSO) has gained prominence befitting its name, and has spawned the international careers of several important Danish and non-Danish conductors. The DNSO was originally founded in 1925 by a group of musicians led by singer Emil Holm. The orchestra had no principal conductor until Herbert Blomstedt assumed the title in 1967. He served as principal conductor from 1967 to 1977, and he gained acclaim for the orchestra with performances of the symphonies of Carl Nielsen. Fabio Luisi became the DNSO's chief conductor in 2017 and continued to hold that position as of the early 2020s. Luisi led a performance of Carl Nielsen's Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5, while Bent Sørensen: The Island in the City was conducted by star Jukka-Pekka Saraste.

Copenhagen, Denmark
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