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ABO and Symphony Services Australia launch online orchestral symposium
This week the Association of British Orchestras and Symphony Services Australia will launch an online orchestral symposium, Orchestral Connections, specially for members of these organisations. Comprising four webinars, these sessions will feature speakers from both the UK and Australia, and panels will naturally focus on the new landscape for orchestras post-COVID. Discussions will also look beyond the pandemic to ways in which orchestras will remain relevant and thrive in the future. Orchestral Connections is supported by the UK/Australia Season Patrons, the British Council, the Australian Government and Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22.
Jo Buckley and Paul Philbert MBE elected to Board of ABO
Following an election on Tuesday 22 June 2021, the Association of British Orchestras has announced the appointment of Jo Buckley and Paul Philbert MBE as nominated directors to its board. This announcement follows the recent appointment of Leslie Kwan and Chris Loughran to the ABO board as co-opted directors earlier this year.
ABO & British Council's International Mentoring Programme for emerging orchestral leaders
The ABO and British Council have joined forces in an International Mentoring Programme. The scheme, delivered by the ABO, is designed to benefit the next generation of emerging leaders of orchestras. We are delighted to have chosen four ambitious individuals who are keen to create international networks for the future and want to learn more about working with the UK. The selected participants have been paired with senior figures from the UK orchestral sector to develop their knowledge and expertise, and to enable the creation of new links between international peers.
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.
Concert & Orchestra Managers (via Zoom)
Monday October 4th, 2021