Connecting members to other members and the wider industry through networking opportunities, keeping our members well-informed and up-to-date with best practice to help build resilience and financial sustainability.

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Championing British orchestras and the wider membership, raising their profile and influence with key stakeholders and the British public, through political engagement, the media, social media and stakeholder bulletins.

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Developing the skills and knowledge of our members’ staff, including providing and signposting to high quality professional development opportunities for all tiers of management and musicians.

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  • British Orchestras in the Community - #orchestraseverywhere

    British Orchestras in the Community - #orchestraseverywhere

    Every year, orchestras across the country reach out beyond the concert hall delivering innovative and life-changing experiences for many hundreds of thousands of people. Below are just a few of them. Hover over their pictures to hear what an orchestra did for them.

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    People power: it’s what fuels our orchestras. Whether it be our managers or musicians, or our colleagues in the concerts halls, broadcasting or the record industry, or the millions who come to our concerts or listen to our music, without people we are nothing. But as the tectonic plates shift, putting our industry under ever greater pressure, are we investing enoug...

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  • Orchestras Everywhere

    Orchestras Everywhere

    Britain’s world-leading orchestras are well known for their great performances in the concert hall – and rightly so.

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  • ABO/Rhinegold Awards

    ABO/Rhinegold Awards

    We are delighted to announce that the fourth ABO/Rhinegold Awards will be presented at the ABO Conference dinner on Wednesday 28 January 2015. Closing date for nominations is Friday 5 December 2014.

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  • Courses and seminars

    The ABO run courses in finance, fundraising and marketing. ABO Members can also access UK Theatre training programmes

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Family Arts FestivalJoin us for your autumn half term holidays and take part in the first ever UK-wide Festival of family friendly arts events. From music to theatre, to circus, art and dance, all events are designed for families to enjoy.