Youth comes to the fore this third Sunday of the New Year, with Symphony Hall hosting the latest in its ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation) Rising Stars series of coffee concerts.
The sensational young organist David Goode plays a programme ranging from organ "greats" (Buxtehude, Bach, Mozart) through the last century's greatest organistcomposer Olivier Messiaen, to composers of today (Arvo Part and Judith Bingham).
There are also some attractive side-turnings along the way (11am, with complimentary post-concert coffee, sherry or orange juice).
Also on Sunday the Shakespeare Institute in Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon is the venue for an evening of prose, poetry and music given by young prizewinners of the Denne Gilkes Memorial Fund Award.
Founded in memory of Gilkes, a gifted performer and teacher who lived in Stratford, the Fund supports and encourages young musicians and actors.
Sunday's concert begins at 7.30pm and is introduced by Guy Woolfenden (01295 780679).
A new initiative hits the region on Sunday afternoon with the arrival of "Music in the Round" at Warwick School's comfortable and welcoming Bridge House Theatre.
Originating in Sheffield, MiTR has as its artistic director Peter Cropper, first violinist with the Lindsays until that popular string quartet retired from the concert stage last year.
Now this chamber music series is expanding its activities to cover various venues around the country, and its opening event for Warwick brings the Prague-based Prazak String Quartet in a programme of Haydn, Dvorak and Zemlinsky, a close associate of both Mahler and Schoenberg (3pm, details on 01926 496277).
The same telephone number brings information on Tuesday evening's menu of baroque violin music offered by Elizabeth Wall-fisch, one of our greatest experts in this field, at Warwick's St Mary's Church.
Wallfisch is joined by harpsichordist Andrew Arthur and cellist Jaap ter Linden in this concert which begins at 7.30pm, and which is heartening proof that music-making is continuing in and around the town despite the winding-up of Warwick Arts Society.
The dedicated and hardworking husband-and-wife duo of Richard and Veronica Phillips are to be congratulated for their determination that events shall continue, rising phoenix-like from those ashes with the help of local sponsorship.
Period-instrument violin music can also be enjoyed this lunchtime at the CBSO Centre in Berkley Street, just off Broad Street, when members of the CBSO chart the influence of "The Most Fam'd Italian Masters" from the late 17th century which swept through Europe.
This programme is performed by violinists Catherine Scott and Julia Beisswanger, cellist Jackie Tyler and harpsichordist Martin Perkins (1.10pm, 0121 767 4050).
Moving into the 18th century, the CBSO scales itself down for Wednesday afternoon's delicious concert in Symphony Hall marking an early celebration of Mozart's 250th birthday which in fact falls on January 27.
Sakari Oramo conducts the orchestra's wind-players (plus one double-bass) in the B-flat Serenade K361 and reunites them with the strings for the warm, athletic Symphony no.39 in E-flat. Between these two masterpieces he hands over the baton to assistant conductor Michael Seal, taking up the violin for the solo part in the exquisite little Adagio in E major K261 (2.15pm, details on 0121 780 3333).
Birmingham Conservatoire's new term launches into a busy programme of events, including an interesting presentation in the "Frontiers" series featuring the eclectic Irish violinist Darragh Morgan on Monday evening in the stylish Recital Hall.
Several famous names crop up amid the wide range of composers in performance, Joe Cutler, Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Helmut Lachenmann and Tansy Davies among them, and there is also the premiere of ...over the garden fence by Conservatoire post-graduate student Joanna Lee (7.30pm, details on 0121 303 2323).