The Danish National Chamber Orchestra (DR’s UnderholdningsOrkestret) was axed from broadcaster Danmarks Radio’s budget as part of plan to save 161 million kroner per year.
But where politicians failed, the people succeeded. A Kickstarter campaign
has raised over one million kroner of its three million kroner goal and now Musikeren reports that “two large Danish actors in the Danish business community” will come through with the remaining funds.
The musicians’ association Dansk Musiker Forbund (DMF) met with DR last week and reportedly reached an agreement to save the orchestra’s future.
“The result of the meeting with DR was a full acceptance to go forward with the project, both in relation to the orchestra’s new name Danmarks UnderholdningsOrkestret and in relation to the concert activity that is planned for February 1st,” DMF spokesman Steen Jørgensen told Musikeren.
The newly-renamed orchestra will play its first concert on February 1st at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Frederiksberg. Tickets for that performance, which are on sale now
, will help fund the orchestra’s future.
See the Danish National Chamber Orchestra perform at the Copenhagen mall Fisketorvet: