What’s Next? Not a happy time for British Orchestras

This is not a happy time for British orchestras.

Local government authorities are slashing their arts budgets by anything up to 100 per cent and managers still await the financial decisions of the newly emasculated Arts Council.

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So “What’s Next” would seem a fitting theme for this year’s annual conference of the Association of British Orchestras, held in Leeds this past  January 23-25.

I wish them all the best.