The new Soundfilm Orchestra
Det ny Tonefilmsorkester
One of my later latest endeavours in the amateur music area is a very unique orchestra called "Det ny Tonefilmsorkester", or translated into english: The New Soundfilm Orchestra. It was founded in 1998 by students from the Musicology institute at the University of Copenhagen and consists of about 35 people.
The orchestra specializes in music from films and musicals, mainly Danish pieces from older movies, but also relatively new music in themed concerts. All arrangements are made specially for the orchestra by members and other young arrangers.
Though fun to play in, this orchestra unfortunately takes a lot of spare time in weekends and around holidays. I found this problematic, specially given a lack of flexibility from the management, so I decided to quit again and give the focus to my family. Too bad, it was fun while it lasted.
Official website: www.detnytonefilmsorkester.dk