Week two of the BBC Proms started on Friday 26 July with a celebration of the sound of 1969 with Prom 11. Then, on Saturday 27 July, the UK’s most talented musicians aged from 13 to 18 brought their explosive energy and enthusiasm for Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Prom 14 on the Monday marked the return of Haydn’s colourful oratorio The Creation to the Proms for the first time in a decade. One of Europe’s greatest orchestras, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, also returned to the Proms under Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin for the first of two concerts this season (Proms 15 and 17).

On Tuesday, the undisputed queen of African music Angélique Kidjo made her Proms debut in a late-night tribute to celebrated salsa songstress Celia Cruz that had the whole Auditorium on their feet within minutes.

Thursday’s Prom 18 saw soloists Claudia Mahnke and Stuart Skelton as well as Norwegian pianist and Proms regular Leif Ove Andsnes celebrate the music of Britten and Mahler with the help of the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner.

Browse pictures from week two below!

PROM 11: 1969: Sound of a Summer

Friday 26 July

Prom 11: 1969: The Sound of a Summer at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 26 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Prom 11: 1969: The Sound of a Summer at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 26 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Stephen Bell
Prom 11: 1969: The Sound of a Summer at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 26 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Vanessa Haynes
Prom 11: 1969: The Sound of a Summer at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 26 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Prom 11: 1969: The Sound of a Summer at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 26 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Philip Achille
Prom 11: 1969: The Sound of a Summer at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 26 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Tony Momrelle
Prom 11: 1969: The Sound of a Summer at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 26 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Nathaniel Anderson-Frank


PROM 12: National Youth Orchestra

Saturday 27 July

Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 27 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Nicola Benedetti
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 27 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Mark Wigglesworth
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 27 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 27 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 27 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou


PROM 14: The Creation

Monday 29 July

Prom 14: The Creation at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 29 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Sarah-Jane Brandon
Prom 14: The Creation at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 29 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Christoph Pohl
Prom 14: The Creation at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 29 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Prom 14: The Creation at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 29 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Benjamin Hulett
Prom 14: The Creation at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 29 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Omer Meir Wellber
Prom 14: The Creation at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 29 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou


PROM 15: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra I

Tuesday 30 July

Prom 15: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra I at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 30 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Prom 15: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra I at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 30 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Prom 15: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra I at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 30 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Prom 15: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra I at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 30 July 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou


PROM 16: Angélique Kidjo

Tuesday 30 July

Read our full blog about this Late Night Prom here.


PROM 18: Mahler and Britten

Thursday 1 August

Prom 18: Mahler and Britten at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 1 August 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Edward Gardner
Prom 18: Mahler and Britten at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 1 August 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Leif Ove Andsnes
Prom 18: Mahler and Britten at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 1 August 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Claudia Mahnke
Prom 18: Mahler and Britten at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 1 August 2019 © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
Stuart Skelton


HOW TO BOOK
Did you know that even if a Prom is sold out there will still be plenty of £6 Promming tickets available for purchase on the day of the concert! For more info visit the Day Promming section of our site.

Read our full guide to booking tickets for the BBC Proms here.