Music straddles cultures and unites people from all backgrounds. Making music is in its very nature a collaborative process and the orchestra a perfect metaphor for cooperation. Creating a place where music of all kinds could be enjoyed was a long-cherished goal for the city of Aalborg in Denmark. It has taken nearly 30 years for this goal to come to fruition but in 2014, Musikkens Hus (House of Music) opened its doors to the public. The architectural masterpiece overlooking the Liim Fjord in northern Denmark is owned by the commercial fund Fonden Musikkens Hus i Nordjylland.