RPS Debate at the ABO Conference

Fri 20 Jan 2012 11.30

Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre One Queen Square, Liverpool, L1 1RH

The Royal Philharmonic Society returns to the ABO conference with a topical debate: CALLING THE TUNE? Creating concerts that pack an artistic punch and pull in audiences isn't easy, especially at a time when artistic choices are driven by the need to balance creative vision with the bottom line. How can ensembles, programmers and promoters break the mould of old favourites and create programming that is both adventurous and appealing, and who should call the tune: artists, audiences or funders? Should we always strive for the "new" and "different" and how might the right creative choices help to attract new investment? Chaired by Sir John Tusa, with Maria Bota, Festival Director, Salisbury International Arts Festival, David Butcher, Chief Executive, Britten Sinfonia, Marcus Davey MBE, Chief Executive, The Roundhouse.

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Please note: this debate is part of the 2012 ABO Conference which is taking place in Liverpool between 18 and 20 January. It is not a public event.Download the press release