More than 2000 of the UK’s most creative, innovative and energetic young musicians will take to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 12 and 13 November for the 2019 Music for Youth Proms.
The concerts mark the finale of national charity Music for Youth’s yearly events and will kick off the organisation’s 50th birthday celebrations.
Involving young musicians from across the UK, this year’s concert will be presented by British saxophonist and composer YolanDa Brown and includes everything from full-scale orchestras, alongside some of the most gifted young solo artists, jazz bands, chamber groups, rock and urban bands, and choirs.
There will be two Massed Ensembles this year, from Newham Music and Lister Community School, as well as performers from Norfolk Music Hub and Norwich Theatre Royal. The performances highlight inclusion, innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, with performers from music hubs, schools, community organisations, and those who make music independently.
Founded in 1970, Music for Youth is the primary national youth music charity that provides a free curated programme of opportunities, not only to perform but to experience world class music. Events are open to all young people aged 21 and under, with 91% of young people who attend MFY events coming from state schools.
A Music for Youth spokesperson said:
‘For 50 years, Music for Youth has provided incredible, life-changing performance opportunities for more than two million young musicians from across the UK. We are proud of our prestigious history and look forward to an exciting future with an even broader mix of events. As always, our Prom will be a spectacular display of some of the greatest young musical talent this country has to offer and will be a night, for the audience and performers, to remember.’