Association of British Orchestras

ABO Announces 2021/22 Round of ‘Sirens’ Grants to Promote Music of Historical Women

The ABO has announced the sixth round of grants from the Sirens Fund awarded to orchestras performing music by historic women composers from around the world.

This year, funds have been awarded to six orchestras – Britten Sinfonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The composers championed through these grant-winning organisations include Dorothy Carwithen, Dame Elizabeth Maconchy, Dame Ethel Smyth, Florence Price, Grażyna Bacewicz, Louise Farrenc and Marianna Martines.

Annual Conference

The next ABO conference will take place in Bristol,
hosted by Bristol Beacon, from 24-26 January 2024.