Association of British Orchestras Annual Conference



Belfast Waterfront, Belfast, United Kingdom

Northern Ireland

Event Description

The ABO’s primary event each year is its annual conference, the major gathering of the classical music industry in the UK, with over 350 delegates drawn from orchestras both from within the UK and abroad, plus funding agencies, venues, agents, publishers and suppliers.

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Association of British Orchestras

32 Rose Street, London, WC2E 9ET

+44 (0)207 557 6770

About the organiser

The Association of British Orchestras was founded in 1948 as the Orchestral Employers' Association, primarily to negotiate with the Musicians' Union and other bodies on behalf of its membership, which consisted almost entirely at that time of those orchestras receiving annual funding from the newly established Arts Council of Great Britain.

It changed its name in 1973 to the Association of British Orchestras. The ABO continues to negotiate the ABO/MU Freelance Orchestral Agreement with the MU and represent its membership in discussions and negotiations with a number of other national and international organisations.

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