Association of British Orchestras

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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.

RPS/ABO Salomon Prize 2019

Janet Fulton, Principal Percussionist of Manchester Camerata, has been awarded the prestigious Salomon Prize, presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society and Association of British Orchestras.

New Resonate Pieces Announced

PRS Foundation announces the 10 UK orchestras being supported through the third round of Resonate, a partnership with the Association of British Orchestras and BBC Radio 3, which champions outstanding pieces of British orchestral music from the past 25 years and aims to inspire more performances, recordings and broadcasts of these works.

ABO Announces the Third Round of Sirens Funding

The ABO announces a third round of grants from the Sirens Fund to orchestras performing music by historic women composers.

ABO and Help Musicians UK Announce Partnership

Help Musicians UK announces innovative three-year partnership with the Association of British Orchestras.

ABO/Classical Music Awards 2019

The annual ABO Classical Music Awards, have once again honoured excellence in the fields of orchestral, concert hall and artist management. They were presented at the ABO conference dinner held at Titanic Belfast, hosted by Jane Jones from Classic FM, on 23 January.

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Annual Conference

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

hosted by The Hallé and BBC Philharmonic