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The State of British Orchestras

The Association of British Orchestras surveyed Britain’s professional orchestras about their activities, audiences, income and musicians, between August and October 2016.

The survey was last carried out in 2013, and over the intervening period orchestras have risen to the challenges presented by reduced funding and a subdued economy. The latest survey shows how orchestras have innovated to engage more children and young people, and reach bigger audiences in more places – and they should be proud of these successes.


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