The IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music's autumn concert series will offer audiences in west Cornwall the chance to enjoy a wide variety of its repertoire, including much-loved classics as well as more unusual works.

Next month a series of nine concerts will take place in different venues, offering insight into the unique atmosphere of the renowned IMS Prussia Cove seminars.

For nearly 50 years, the charitable organisation has offered live classical musical of the highest quality and this concert series has become celebrated for revelatory performances, featuring international performers such as Steven Isserlis, Thomas Adès, Brett Dean, Ferenc Rados, Thomas Gould, Adrian Brendel and Alasdair Beatson.

Free tickets are available to all young people aged eight to 25 for all concerts thanks to support from the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust.

All concert programmes in this series are selected during the preceding week to reflect the work which has taken place during the Open Chamber Music seminar.

Concert programmes will therefore be announced a few days in advance of each concert.

This unusual arrangement creates an element of surprise which audiences have come to relish.

The final concert in the series, on Sunday, September 29, is the first concert of IMS Prussia Cove’s annual Autumn Tour, which takes a group of musicians especially selected by artistic director Steven Isserlis to venues across the UK, featuring concerts in Cambridge, Wells, West Sussex and at the Wigmore Hall in London.

This year, the concert in Wells has been selected for broadcast by the BBC in their lunchtime series later in the year.

The concert on Friday, September 20 brings together the IMS Prussia Cove autumn concert series with FestWest PZ.

This exciting new endeavour showcases a variety of music from different genres, and features many musicians with long-standing connections to IMS Prussia Cove, including Susan Tomes, Sini Simonen and Charles Owen.

The concert on Saturday, September 21 will be dedicated to the memory of local artist and IMS Prussia Cove supporter, Romi Behrens.

Over the years, Romi created a huge number of wonderful portraits of IMS Prussia Cove musicians, as well as generously donating her work to two charity art auctions raising funds to support the work of IMS Prussia Cove.

Friday, September 13 (7.30pm) – King Charles the Martyr, Falmouth

Saturday, September 14 (7.30pm) – St John’s Hall, Penzance

Sunday, September 15 (2.30pm) – St Hilary Church

Friday, September 20 (7.30pm) – St Mary’s Church, Penzance

Saturday, September 21 (7.30pm) – St Hilary Church

Sunday, September 22 (2.30pm) – St Gluvias Church, Penryn

Friday, September 27 (7.30pm) – Marazion Community Centre

Saturday, September 28 (7.30pm) – St Pol de Leon Church, Paul

Sunday, September 29 (3pm) – King Charles the Martyr, Falmouth

IMS Prussia Cove is a charitable organisation dedicated to music-making at the highest level.

Their biannual seminars bring musicians of all nationalities to study, rehearse and perform in a remote part of Cornwall, providing outstanding opportunities for emerging young artists and inspiring performers throughout their careers.

Their outreach and education projects engage young people and new audiences, while public concerts bring outstanding performances to venues across West Cornwall.