The Culture Bar

After Hours: Mark Pemberton ABO

April 5, 2022

HarrisonParrott’s Henry Southern talks with Mark Pemberton OBECEO of the Association of British Orchestras, about the current landscape in the UK orchestral sector and classical music more broadly.

Mark provides an insightful snapshot of the challenges facing UK orchestra managers today covering a broad range of topics including COVID, Brexit, sustainability, inclusion and diversity, relevance, and funding structures. We also reflect on the resilience and entrepreneurship of colleagues within the industry.

Resources:

William J. Baumol and William G. Bowen: On the Performing Arts: The Anatomy of their Economic Problems 
ABO Green Guide
Scottish Classical Music Green Guide
I’M IN – Music Masters

After Hours chats are a spin-off series from The Culture Bar, discussing issues relating more broadly to the arts and culture sector.

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