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The Impact of COVID-19 on the UK's Orchestras

The success of the UK's creative industries is now under threat as a result of the impacts of COVID-19. The ABO has released this document summarising important asks to the UK Government that will directly impact the industry's return to business. The ABO welcomes parliamentarians raising these issues and would be happy to provide any further information that may be required. Please contact Mark Pemberton.

BREXIT – FTA OR NO DEAL?

The ABO has published its latest factsheet on Brexit, which outlines likely scenarios for immigration and touring at the end of the Implementation Period.

ABO Announces 2020 Awards

The ABO has announced the winner of the 2020 ABO Award. Also announced at the ABO Conference in Manchester and Salford were the recipients of the ABO/Classical Music awards.

ABO Annual Conference 29 - 31 January 2020

Conference Theme ‘2020 VISION’ to focus on climate change, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Care over the next decade

The State of the UK's Orchestras in 2019

The UK’s orchestral sector has emerged from a decade of financial uncertainty by harnessing vital public investment to perform more international concerts, reach new corners of the globe and develop a resilience which has seen them boost earnings from ticket sales and tours by 23%, a landmark survey reveals today.

ABO Announces 2019/20 cohort for the 'Find Your Way' programme

The Association of British Orchestras has announced the 2018/19 cohort for the 'Find Your Way' programme, with new funding partnership with Help Musicians.

GENERAL ELECTION 2019

The ABO has published guidance for its members on how to encourage their local candidates to give assurances that, should they be elected, they will work to support the UK orchestral sector over the next Parliament. It has also 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 launches Annual Conference in Manchester, 29 -31 January 2020

The ABO Annual Conference is now open for booking. To find out more please view the press release below

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Annual Conference

The next conference will be held in London from 20-22 January 2021,
hosted by London Mozart Players and Fairfield Halls.