POLISH mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp and Neapolitan pianist Emma Abbate are the stars of Concerts in The West’s first show of 2014, celebrating rising musical talent, on Friday.

Francis Poulenc’s Eight Polish Songs, Luciano Berio’s Four Popular Songs, Benjamin Britten’s A Charm of Lullabies Op.41 and Claude Debussy’s La Soirée Dans Grenade, from Estampes, are all on the bill.

The performance at the Meeting House in Ilminster starts at 8pm.

Tickets cost £14 for the concert with a pre-show supper priced £11 available at 7pm. For children and students aged 12 and over, tickets cost £7 – under-12s get in free with a paying adult.

Ticket holders can bring a friend who has never before attended a Concerts in the West performance free.

Book on 01460-55783