Principal conductors in this period were Thomas Dausgaard (2004-11) and Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos (2012-14). The current principal conductor Fabio Luisi is appointed for the period 2017-20.
The name of the orchestra has evolved over time as follows:
- From 1925 to mid-1930's: Statsradiofoniens Orkester
- From mid-1930's to 1959: Statsradiofoniens Symfoniorkester
- From 1959 to 1996: Danmarks Radios Symfoniorkester
- From 1996 to 2008: DR RadioSymfoniOrkestret
- Since 2008: DR SymfoniOrkestret