MFY Proms

MFY PROMS 2019

12th - 13th

November

Royal Albert Hall

Auditorium Opens
6:15pm

Shows Start
7.00pm

Tickets from £6

 

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MFY Proms

The Music for Youth Proms concerts are a celebration of the entire Music for Youth annual season, showcasing high quality performances from some of the UK’s most creative, innovative and energetic young musicians. 

This year, the Music for Youth Proms 2019 will take place on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th November. 

 

The spectacular finale to the year of Music for Youth events, each night 1000 different young musicians take part in a concert like no other: full-scale orchestras showcased side by side with some of the brightest young jazz bands, chamber groups, rock bands and choirs from across the UK. Truly a not-to-be-missed occasion! 

 

This year's Proms will be presented by YolanDa Brown, the UK's premier female saxophonist.


We are very excited to announce that this year’s Massed Ensemble performances will be from Newham Music & Lister Community School and Norfolk Music Hub & Norwich Theatre Royal. 

  

Click the Programme tab to see this year's lineup!

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ON: NEW MUSIC

 Presented by Jack Pepper

Wednesday 13th November

1pm

 

We are also presenting a very special free concert as part of the  Music for Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

 

This intimate showcase in the Elgar Room will focus on exciting original compositions by our gifted young performers. Their performances will cover several musical genres including pop, percussion, jazz and classical. This unique show has something for everyone, with moving moments as well as some lively tunes  - it’s not to be missed!

 

Tickets for this intimate performance in the Elgar Room are free but limited, so we recommend booking in advance. 

 

Click the Programme tab to see this year's lineup!

 

Sponsors

Spotlight On Series Sponsors

 

Cockayne
The London Community Foundation

Line-up for Music for Youth Proms 2019

Hosted by YolanDa Brown

Tuesday 12 November

 

St Peter RC Primary School Choir
High Wycombe Music Centre Senior Big Band
Rubik’s Cube
Bridgend County Symphonic Brass Ensemble
Youthsayers
Kay Greyson
Sax Pac
Rastrick High School Senior Choir
Louis Coupe
Ruby Hive
Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra

 

Interval DJ set from Grooveschool
 

 

Massed Ensemble:

 Newham Music & Lister Community School. 

Wednesday 13 November

 

 Northamptonshire County Youth Concert Band
QES Salsa Band
Canons Choir
Musica Youth Strings
The Wandering Winds
Owain Felstead & Friends
Georgia Morgan Turner
WSFG Steel Pans
Boston Youth Pop Choir
Oldham Youth Orchestra
Greater Gwent Youth Jazz Orchestra

 

Interval DJ set from Grooveschool
 

 Massed Ensemble:

Norfolk Music Hub & Norwich Theatre Royal

 

 

Spotlight On: New Music

Hosted by Jack Pepper

Wednesday 13th November

12.30pm

 

We are presenting a very special free concert as part of the  Music for Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

 

This intimate showcase in the Elgar Room will focus on exciting original compositions by our gifted young performers. Their performances will cover several musical genres including pop, percussion, jazz and classical. This unique show has something for everyone, with moving moments as well as some lively tunes  - it’s not to be missed!

 

Tickets for this intimate performance in the Elgar Room are free but limited, so we recommend booking in advance.

 

East Riding Senior Percussion Ensemble

Maria & Sila – Duncombe Primary School

The Walker Project

The Wilkes Lee Duo

Harmony Army

  

 

 

Spotlight On: New Music supported by:

The Presenters

YolanDa Brown

YolanDa Brown

Double MOBO Award winning YolanDa Brown is the premier female saxophonist in the UK, known for her delicious fusion of reggae, jazz and soul.

YolanDa has toured with Diana Krall, The Temptations, Billy Ocean, and collaborated with artists such as Snarky Puppy’s Bill Laurance, Reggae Legend Bob Marley’s son Julian, and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

She is broadcaster – working on TV and radio, presenting shows for the BBC including her eponymous series for CBeebies, YolanDa’s Band Jam. For the BBC Proms she hosted the Ella and Dizzy Centenary on BBC Four. She has also appeared on a whole host of shows including Celebrity Mastermind, The Wright StuffSunday BrunchBBC breakfast and Gareth Malone’s All Star Music Quiz.

Brown was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by the University of East London and also invited to meet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace.

A champion for the importance of music education, YolanDa is chair of Youth Music as well as a patron of the London Music Fund. She champions music for children in challenging circumstances and strives to bring music education to wider audiences in a fun and accessible way. 

On top of all of this YolanDa loves to drive fast cars around race tracks in her spare time – if you can seriously imagine her having any – and can even rattle off a Rubik’s Cube in around five minutes (on a good day).

A real renaissance woman, set to reach new heights.

www.yolandabrown.co.uk

 

Jack Pepper

Composer, Broadcaster and Writer Jack Pepper is passionate about music education, bringing classical music and live performances to younger audiences.

As a composer, Jack has composed for the Royal Opera House, for Canada's SymphRONica, for Classic FM's 25th Birthday, the Royal Philharmonic Society, for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's 125th Birthday and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. His music has also been performed on Classic FM and the BBC, and he has collaborated with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Upcoming commissions include a major project with the Orlando Contemporary Chamber Orchestra.

Jack is also one of the youngest national radio presenters in the UK: He is a presenter on Scala Radio, the UK's brand new entertainment-led national classical radio station. He has presented Scala Radio Spotlight and has his regular show, Jack Pepper's Culture Bunker, celebrating stories of the people behind great music. His guests have included soprano Renee Fleming, conductor Sir Simon Rattle and violinist Nicola Benedetti.

 In 2019, Jack was named as one of the ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30, highlighting 30 people under the age of 30 in the UK radio industry showing "tenacity, talent and a proven trajectory".

Jack has also written opinion pieces, blogs and reviews for The Telegraph, BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, Slipped Disc, the Royal Philharmonic Society Blog, Jessica Duchen's JDCMB, RadioToday, Opera, Opera Today and a series of columns for Musical Opinion and Jewish News. Jack is also a monthly columnist for Classical Music Magazine.

Massed Ensembles

As part of the celebrations, across each night we welcome a different massed ensemble performance project from across the country 

The Massed Ensembles for the Music for Youth Proms 2019 will join us from different regions of the UK and each offer a wider group of young people an opportunity to take part in a large scale project, showcasing their locally produced work on a national stage.

By supporting these ensembles Music for Youth aims to encourage innovation, ambition and good practice.

We will be announcing more details about each of the projects very soon, so stay tuned!