Music from Germany, England and France

The theme of this year's Norfolk and Norwich Music Club Weekend is music from three countries - Germany, England and France.

The theme of this year's Norfolk and Norwich Music Club Weekend is music from three countries - Germany, England and France - and as a curtain-raiser to it the pianist and artistic director Ashley Wass is accompanying the young Irish soprano, Ailish Tynan, in a mixed programme of French, German and English songs in The Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich, on Friday January 25 (7.30pm).

A Royal Opera House Jette Green Young Artist, Tynan recently sang the part of the woodbird in the highly-acclaimed Covent Garden Ring Cycle. The main concerts, however, all take place at the John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich. Ashley Wass' hand-picked ensemble comprises Phillippe Graffin/Matthew Trusler (violins), Philip Dukes (viola) and Alex Chaushian (cello).

The opening concert on Saturday January 26 (7.30pm) features some stunning French music with performances of Fauré's C minor piano quartet, Milhaud's Sonatine for violin and viola and Franck's F minor piano quintet. The first concert on Sunday January 27 (11.30am) is devoted to English music and Bridge's second piano trio and Elgar's A minor piano quintet will be heard while the afternoon concert (starting at 3pm) highlights two great German composers with performances of Korngold's Suite for two violins, cello and piano left hand and Brahms' F minor piano quintet.

Pre-concert discussions take place with the artists on Saturday at 6.30pm and on Sunday at 2pm.

Tickets: 01603 628319 (£15, under-25 £5) Prelude Records, St Giles' Street, Norwich

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