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  • General Election Statement

    SUPPORTING BRITAIN’S ORCHESTRAL SECTOR Read more »

  • ABO Awards 2017

    The ABO Conference dinner on 26 January 2017 saw the presentation of ABO Awards and the ABO/Rhinegold Awards for Orchestra Manager, Concert Hall Manager and Artist Manager of the Year. For further details click here  Read more »

  • THE STATE OF BRITAIN’S ORCHESTRAS IN 2016

    The ABO has published its latest statistics on British orchestras. The report shows the phenomenal achievements of the nation’s leading orchestras as they delivered more than 4,000 concerts and reached almost 5 million attendees and 900,000 children and young people amidst a 5% drop in total income. Read more »

  • PRS Foundation announces the Resonate pieces chosen by UK orchestras receiving support

    UK orchestras to champion 11 of the best pieces of British orchestral music from the past 25 years through PRS Foundation’s Resonate programme. Read more »

  • ABO CONFERENCE 2017

    ABO CONFERENCE 2017

    BOURNEMOUTH, 25-27 JANUARY 2017CONFERENCE THEME ‘DISRUPTION’ TO INCLUDE SESSIONS ON DIVERSITY, DIGITAL AND BREXIT Read more »

     
  • ABO Statement on appointment of new ACE Chair

    8 September 2016 Read more »

  • EU Referendum Press Release

    24 June 2016 Read more »

  • RPS/ABO Salomon Prize

    RPS/ABO Salomon Prize

    Graham Hall, long-standing timpanist of Sinfonia Viva, has been awarded the ABO/RPS Salomon Prize, presented at Derby Cathedral on 2 March 2016. Read more »

     
  • ABO Award 2016 - Sally Groves

    ABO Award 2016 - Sally Groves

    The Association of British Orchestras has presented the 2016 ABO Award to Sally Groves MBE at a ceremony at the ABO Conference in Birmingham. The ABO Award is presented annually to the individual or institution considered by the membership to have made the most important contribution to the orche... Read more »

     
  • ABO/Rhinegold Awards 2016

    ABO/Rhinegold Awards 2016

    The fifth annual ABO/Rhinegold Awards again honour the ‘backstage heroes’ of the classical music industry by naming an orchestra manager, concert hall manager, and artist manager of the year. The awards are presented annually at the ABO conference dinner, along with the ABO Award.  The winners wi... Read more »

     
  • The ABO announces Find Your Way

    The ABO announces Find Your Way

    It is well documented that as public investment continues to decline, British orchestras face significant challenges to their long-term financial sustainability. In addition, they must respond to accusations from politicians and the media that the audience for classical music is ageing and declin... Read more »

     
  • Does Culture Matter?

    Monday 29 September, 12.45pm to 2pm (refreshments from 12.30pm), Town Hall Birmingham Read more »

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