From January 23 to 25 British orchestras will discuss their future challenges at ABO Conference in Leeds, hosted by Opera North. Association of British Orchestras has annouced “three days of vigorous debate, frenetic networking, agenda-setting keynotes, career-changing seminars and delegates from all around the world”.

Annual Conference 2013 in Leeds
Annual Conference 2013 in Leeds

The partnership with the Musicians’ Union established in 2012, looking at performance management, CPD and retirement planning for orchestral musicians,  will be continued “with a series of sessions in partnership with Conservatoires UK focusing on joint roles in providing development opportunities between professional players and the next generation, and what the students themselves have to say about their future careers”.

However, this will be another interesting ABO conference exploring the future of orchestras. Lern more about the schedule, speakers and events.