The Royal Danish Orchestra (Danish: Det Kongelige Kapel) is a Danish orchestra based in Copenhagen. The Danish name for the orchestra indicates its original function as an ensemble geared to supplying the music for court events. The orchestra traces its origins back to 1448 and the trumpet corps at the royal court of King Christian I, and thus is the oldest orchestra in the world.

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The Royal Danish Orchestra presently consists of around 100 musicians. The principal venue for the orchestra’s traditional symphony concerts is the Copenhagen Opera House, where the orchestra also serves as the orchestra for the Royal Danish Opera, as well as holding several annual chamber orchestra concerts in the foyer of the smaller experimental stage Takkelloftet. Most ballet and some opera performances takes place at the Old Stage of the Royal Danish Theatre.

The orchestra performs a wide range of music, from classical to contemporary, and regularly tours both domestically and internationally. The Royal Danish Orchestra is highly respected and regarded as one of the finest orchestras in the world.

According to the Wikipedia