'I refuse to accept diverse talent isn't out there,' Ed Vaizey warns orchestra bosses at the ABO Conference.
Association of British Orchestras Conference 2015
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Chief executive of City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra warns against 'dumbing down'.
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LSO chief speaks of the importance of public support in orchestral life
ABO Conference 2015
The Association of British Orchestras' annual conference will take place from January 28th-30th 2015 at the Sage Gateshead, and Classic FM will be there to cover it.
- As always, the ABO conference will feature a huge line-up of industry experts and professionals discussing the next move for British orchestras.
- The focus for this year's conference is on People Power, asking the question: "as the tectonic plates shift, putting our industry under ever greater pressure, are we investing enough of our time, money and energy in our people, and perhaps more importantly in ourselves?"
- Classic FM will broadcast live from the Sage Gateshead while the conference is happening, and we'll be chatting to delegates, speakers, musicians and tastemakers to get their perspective.
- Key debates on orchestras, video games music and the power of online will be hosted by Classic FM's Anne-Marie Minhall and John Suchet.
- Speakers include video game music composer James Hannigan, artistic director of the Bristol Old Vic Tom Morris, and Universal Music A&R legend Costa Pilavachi.