Association of British Orchestras

2021 ABO Conference now open for bookings

Our annual conference will take place from Wednesday 10 March – Friday 12 March 2021.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - Wednesday 24 February

Our latest communication to members was sent out on Wednesday 24 February. If you did not receive this, a copy can be found in the Advice and Factsheets section of the Members Area along with other resources that members may find useful during this time.

Black Lives Matter

The ABO stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and against all forms of discrimination, injustice and inequality. We recognise the lack of diversity in UK orchestras and, working hand in hand with Arts Council England’s Diversity in Classical Music project, acknowledge the enormous amount of work which needs to be done. We believe fundamentally in supporting and promoting positive, meaningful change in our industry, society and the wider world. We pledge to be more attentive, to do better and to foster a space where everyone is both seen and heard. In doing so we strive for an orchestral sector that is without fear of prejudice or exclusion and that is fully inclusive, representative and reflective of the communities that we serve.

News and press

Free Trade Agreement – Key Issues

The ABO has published a briefing outlining the key issues affecting the UK’s orchestral sector following publication of the EU-UK Trade Cooperation Agreement.

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