Association of British Orchestras

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

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 The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday 6 December 2019.

Annual Conference

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

hosted by The Hallé and BBC Philharmonic

News and press

No deal Brexit

The next No Deal Brexit workshop will take place in Manchester on 30 October. In the meantime we urge members to look at the ABO’s No Deal Brexit factsheet and view this short video on how to prepare for a No Deal Brexit.

ABO welcomes new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The ABO Director has written to the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP to welcome her appointment as Secretary of State at DCMS and urge her to be a strong advocate for our world-leading orchestras.

Open Letter To The Conservative Party Leadership Candidates

The ABO has published an open letter to the two Conservative Party leadership candidates, outlining the key issues it would like the winning candidate to address once they become Prime Minister.

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Specialist managers meetings

SMMs are one of the ABO’s key services that are most valued by members.
Each group of managers meets twice a year to discuss topical issues and hear from pertinent speakers.

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