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
Bringing Woodstock to the— BBC Proms (@bbcproms) 26 July 2019
RoyalAlbertHall</a> for tonight's '1969: The Sound of Summer' Prom <a href="https://twitter.com/BBCCO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">BBCCO #BBCProms pic.twitter.com/SLkS8RZnt2
PROM 12: National Youth Orchestra
Saturday 27 July
A riotous ending to a tremedous night
NYO_GB</a> performed Bernstein’s Mambo from West Side Story - everyone was on their feet <a href="https://t.co/pS51dXprsj">pic.twitter.com/pS51dXprsj</a></p>— BBC Proms (bbcproms) 27 July 2019
Following an impassioned speech by— BBC Proms (@bbcproms) 27 July 2019
NickyBenedetti</a> about the dedication and extraordinary musicianship of the young players of <a href="https://twitter.com/NYO_GB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">NYO_GB she performed ‘As the Wind Goes’ from Fiddle Dance Suite by Wynton Marsalis
PROM 14: The Creation
Monday 29 July
We’re here early
RoyalAlbertHall</a> for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Haydn?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Haydn</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheCreation?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheCreation</a> and just look at the view! Can’t wait for <a href="https://twitter.com/Sarah_J_Brandon?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">Sarah_J_Brandon
ben_hulett</a> and Christoph Pohl, <a href="https://twitter.com/promsyouthchoir?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">promsyouthchoir and
BBCPhilharmonic</a> conducted by Omer Meir Wellber <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/prom14?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#prom14</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/bbcproms?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#bbcproms</a> <a href="https://t.co/0jv7f7wZSg">pic.twitter.com/0jv7f7wZSg</a></p>— BBC Proms (bbcproms) 29 July 2019
Omer Meir Wellber conducts the— BBC Proms (@bbcproms) 29 July 2019
BBCPhilharmonic</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/promsyouthchoir?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">promsyouthchoir in an electrifying performance of Haydn’s The Creation. Listen online at https://t.co/UhommYFC3G pic.twitter.com/g8G2iG26uG
Omer Meir Wellber
PROM 15: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra I
Tuesday 30 July
Prommers braving the rain for the first of two Proms with— BBC Proms (@bbcproms) 30 July 2019
BRSO</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nezetseguin?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">nezetseguin are rewarded with early evening sunshine! Join us here
RoyalAlbertHall</a> or live <a href="https://twitter.com/BBCRadio3?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">BBCRadio3 for Beethoven and Shostakovich #BBCProms pic.twitter.com/Q0T1NSdsmJ
PROM 16: Angélique Kidjo
Tuesday 30 July
Read our full blog about this Late Night Prom here.
The— BBC Proms (@bbcproms) July 30, 2019
RoyalAlbertHall</a> was on fire tonight as the entire Proms audience were on their feet for <a href="https://twitter.com/angeliquekidjo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">angeliquekidjo and her amazing band #bbcproms pic.twitter.com/KFTXqZ3yOB
The audience with
angeliquekidjo</a>. My <a href="https://twitter.com/TimesMusic?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">TimesMusic review of the best world music Prom in years. https://t.co/FbWiaif4Md
bbcproms</a> <a href="https://t.co/c245hkBYxW">pic.twitter.com/c245hkBYxW</a></p>— Clive Davis (CliveDavisUK) August 1, 2019
PROM 18: Mahler and Britten
Thursday 1 August
Leif Ove Andsnes
After a stunning performance of Britten’s Piano Concerto with Edward Gardner and— BBC Proms (@bbcproms) August 1, 2019
BBCSO</a> pianist <a href="https://twitter.com/LeifOveAndsnes?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">LeifOveAndsnes treated us to Mompou’s Suburbis (Movement 1) as his #encore #bbcproms pic.twitter.com/eGuAuCzlLr
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