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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.

ABO Conference 2019: Cross Border

A springboard for debate about border issues in the UK Classical Music Industry, including Brexit, Digital, Diversity and Audiences.

ABO Scottish Parliament Reception

On 11 December 2018 the Association of British Orchestras will be holding a parliamentary reception in the Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh to celebrate the work of its Scottish members and to celebrate the work and achievements of Classical music in Scotland.

New Additions to the ABO Board

Jenny Jamison of Scottish Ensemble and Peter Bellingham of Sinfonia Cymru have both recently been appointed to the ABO Board at the AGM on Tuesday 28th November 2018.

Linda Merrick joins the ABO Board

Professor Linda Merrick, Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music, is the first music conservatoire Principal to be appointed to the Board of the Association of British Orchestras (ABO) – the trade body which represents all UK professional and youth orchestras – at a critical time for the sector.

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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