The Proms office has just announced that Jiri Belohlavek, chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, has contracted a virus and been ordered to rest for a month. He will miss the concerts on August 14 and 22. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Belohlavek will leave the BBC after the London Olympics next year to resume as chief conductor of the ever-troubled Czech Philharmonic.
Mark Wigglesworth (below) steps in for the first concert, Thomas Dausgaard for the second.