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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  • 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 orchestral life of the UK.

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  • 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 will be profiled by Classical Music magazine during the course of 2016.

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  • The ABO announces Find Your Way

    The ABO announces Find Your Way

    Prompted by significant challenges, the ABO announces a new pilot programme, Find Your Way, which offers a tailored coaching and mentoring programme for our sector's aspiring leaders.

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  • Resonate


    The ABO is delighted to announce a new project called ‘Resonate’ in conjunction with the Foyle Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation. Comprising a database of new works commissioned by ABO members since 1990, ‘Resonate’ will also offer grants to help with the costs of mounting new performances.

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