brazilian guitar quartet
British guitarist Paul Galbraith joins Brazilians Edelton Gloeden, Everton Gloeden & Tadeu do Amaral in works by Bach, Gomes, Miranda, Guarnieri & Villa-Lobos; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $25.
Legacy of the American Woman Composer
Flutist Laurel Ann Maurer performs works by Vivian Fine, Claire Polin, Gladys Nordenstrom, Joan Tower, Libby Larsen, Jennifer Higdon & Marie Barker Nelson with pianist Joanne Pearce-Martin; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8:30, $15.
New England Bach Festival Orchestra/Blanche Moyse Chorale
Blanch Honegger Moyse conducts Bach's St. Matthew Passion; Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3949; 7, $40.
Cellist joins Monomoy Music Chamber Orchestra in works by Bartok, Dohnanyi & Brahms, pre-concert piano recital by David Korevaar, at 7; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 8, $30.
What Makes It Great?
Robert Kapilow leads "investigation" of Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht, with St. Lawrence String Quartet; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 7:30, $25.
Chamber Players of The League/ISCM
Ensemble performs chamber music, songs & an opera scene composed by NYU graduate student composers; Great Hall at Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 998-8300; 8, free.
Juilliard's "Piano Century"
Student pianists essay works from the 90's by Zorn, Vierk, Birtwistle, Carter, Danielpour, Murail, Van Ruin, Shapey, Ades, Kernis, Zwilich & Harberg; Paul Hall, Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 769-7406; 8, free.
Mannes Percussion Ensemble
James Preiss directs works by Carter, Fitch, Levitan, Schober & Huberman; Mannes College of Music, 150 W. 85th St. (betw. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.), 580-0210; 8, free.
Music from the American Composers Alliance
Composers from throughout the country represent, with pianist Max Lifchitz & others; Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 119 W. 69th St. (betw. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.), 800-215-9907; 8, free.