Association of British Orchestras

The ABO represents the collective interests of professional orchestras, youth ensembles and the wider classical music industry throughout the UK.

GENERAL ELECTION 2019: ABO Letter To Party Leaders

The ABO has written to the leaders of the three main political parties in the UK, outlining the key issues it wants the new Government to deal with after the General Election on 12 December.

ABO Announces Annual Conference In Manchester

The ABO Annual Conference is now open for booking.

Applications for the 2020 ABO/Classical Music Awards are now open

Nominations should be made in writing using the appropriate nomination form and emailed to info@abo.org.uk. The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday 6 December 2019.

No Deal Brexit

The ABO has held two No Deal Brexit workshops in London and Manchester to help its members Get Ready for Brexit and held an Immigration Webinar with Alison Hunter of Wesley Gryk. We urge members to look at the ABO’s No Deal Brexit factsheet and view this short video on how to prepare for touring into the EU after a No Deal Brexit.

Annual Conference

The next conference will be held in Manchester from 29-31 January 2020,

hosted by The Hallé and BBC Philharmonic