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How many concerts do British orchestras put on each year?
ABO members put on 3707 concerts in the UK and over 450 concerts abroad.
How many people go to concerts each year?
ABO members played to over 4.6 million people.
How many musicians work with British orchestras?
1200 musicians are on contract with British orchestras and more than 3000 are engaged as freelancers.
How many recordings do British orchestras make each year?
160 CD recordings were made with another 71 recordings made for TV or Film
How many concerts are broadcast on the radio?
There were over 476 live or recorded radio broadcasts given in the 2009/10 season.
How many countries do British orchestras tour to?
39 countries were visited in 2009/10, across Europe, the USA and the Far East. These included China, Japan, Colombia and Australia.
These 'key facts' are taken from the ABO's annual survey of the orchestral sector and relate to the season 2009/10. These were collated and issued in July 2011.