emerson string quartet
Complete cycle of Shostakovich string quartets continues today with Nos. 10-12; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 8, $38.
World-famous violin prodigy, now adult & sans trademark Snoopy doll, gives master class at Mannes College of Music, 150 W. 85th St. (betw. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.). 496-8524; 6:30, free.
san francisco symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts works by Shostakovich, Copland, Adams, Bernstein & Tchaikovsky feat. pianists Arcadi Volodos & Garrick Ohlsson; Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; 8, $18-$66.
Baritone performs self-commissioned 13-movement Spirit Changes, improvisational settings of wide-ranging spiritual texts by composer-bassist Mel Graves with string quartet, flute, saxophone, piano, bass & drums; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $10.
Jeffrey Milarsky conducts works by Salvatore Martirano incl. L's GA, scored for "gas masked politico," tape & film projection; Columbia's Miller Theater, 2960 B'way (116th St.), 854-7799; 8, $15.
MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT
St. Francis of Assisi Church hosts free weekly midday concerts. Midtown Concerts consist of both secular & sacred music. Today, organist Lorenz Maycher performs works by Bach & Dupre; St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 W. 31st St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 967-9157; 1:15, free.
Robert Spano conducts works by Nancarrow, Weill, Takemitsu & Piazzolla at BAM's Majestic Theater, 651 Fulton St. (Rockwell Pl.), Bklyn., 718-636-4100; 8, $8-$45. [repeats Sat. at 8.]
National chorale & orchestra
Martin Josman conducts Bach's Mass in B Minor at Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B'way (64th St.), 721-6500; 8, $21-$73.
String quartet performs works by Aaron Jay Kernis feat. soprano Nancy Allen Lundy & baritone Christopher Trakas; Columbia's Miller Theater, 2960 B'way (116th St.), 854-7799; 8, $15.
Lesbian & gay choir conclude Black History Month with program of spirituals, anthems & contemporary arrangements; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 662-2133; 8, $20.
new york choral society
John Daly Goodwin conducts works by Bruckner, Stravinsky & Faure; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $15-$60.
Continuing interactive series devoted to emerging composers with host John Schaefer & guitarist Jorge Caballero; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 9, $9 contrib.
canterbury choral society & orchestra
Charles Dodsley Walker conducts Handel's oratorio Saul; Church of the Heavenly Rest, 5th Ave. (90th St.), 752-1428; 4, $20, $10 s.c.
Complete cycle of Shostakovich string quartets ends today with Nos. 13-15; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 8, $38.
Violist performs works by Bach, Brahms, Bartok & Piazzolla with soprano Linda Hallman & pianist Constance Moore; St. Peter's Church, 346 W. 20th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 691-6263; 4, $10, $5 st./s.c.
EWA PODLES/GARRICK OHLSSON
First New York collaboration between contralto & pianist feat. songs by Chopin & Tchaikovsky, plus solo piano works by Chopin & Rachmaninoff; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 3, $30.
lisa tipton/adrienne kim
Violin/piano duo perform works by Ives, DeWys, Heydarbeygi, Bartok, Adolphe, Sheng & Zaretsky with guest singers & instrumentalists; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; 8:30, $15, $10 st./s.c.
Marimbist performs works by Bunch, Putz & Thomas feat. violinist Stefan Milenkovich, clarinetist Todd Palmer, violist Kenji Bunch & pianist Kevin Putz; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; 7, $20.
new york new music ensemble
Jeffrey Milarsky conducts Medieval-inspired works by contemporary composers Birtwistle, Davies, Bauer, Liptak & Perle; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $15, $10 st./s.c.
what makes it Great?
Robert Kapilow continues lecture/concert series with analysis of Schubert songs by baritone Christopheren Nomura & pianist Kayo Iwama; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 721-6500; 7:30, $25.
guarneri string quartet
Ensemble performs works by Haydn, Beethoven & Sibelius; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $30.
Cellist performs works by Kodaly, Shostakovich, Piazzolla, Lavista & Revueltas with pianist Edison Quintana; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 8, $35.