Odense Symphony Orchestra - one of Denmark's five regional orchestras - was established in 1946. However, its roots stretch back to the early 1800s. From being a theatre orchestra that also played symphonic music the orchestra today is a continuously developing and expanding modern symphony orchestra with 73 permanent musicians and a high level of activity.
Odense Symphony Orchestra is based in Odense Concert Hall, which was inaugurated in 1982. Most of the orchestra's concerts are given in the Carl Nielsen Hall, a concert hall with excellent acoustics, a seating capacity of 1,212 and a large 46-stops organ built by Marcussen & Son, one of the world's leading organ builders.
Odense Symphony Orchestra performs concerts which vary in terms of size and genre: from symphony concerts, light classical and opera to chamber music, concerts aimed at children and young people and concerts which combine different genres.