Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York pres. Moscow String Quartet & pianist Tigran Alikhanov; The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E. 65th St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 279-4200; 8, $25 & $45.
AMERICAN STRING QUARTET
Ensemble performs works by Beethoven & Irving Fine at John C. Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music, NW corner of B'way & 122 St., 749-2802, ext.428; 8, $12-$15, $5 st./s.c.
Pianist performs works by Takemitsu, Chopin, Dutilleux & Ravel; Renee Weiler Concert Hall at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. (7th Ave.), 242-4770; 8, contrib.
Organist Vincent Edwards performs works accompanied by harp, violin & voices by Nivers, Alain, DeBlasio, Friedell, Mendelssohn, Franck & Liszt; St. Bartholomew's Church, 109 E. 50th St. (Park Ave.), 378-0248; 7:30, $15-$25, $10 st./s.c.
VAIL VALLEY music festival
Artistic director & flutist Eugenia Zukerman leads festival alumni pianist Andre-Michel Schub, violinist Chee-Yun & cellist Andres Diaz; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $30.
Composer Victoria Bond leads concert/discussion with works by Margaret Brouwer, Patrick Hardish, Eric Salzman & Valeria Vasilevski; Renee Weiler Concert Hall at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. (7th Ave.), 242-4770; 8, $12, $8 st./s.c.
MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT
St. Francis of Assisi Church hosts free weekly midday concerts. Midtown Concerts consist of both secular & sacred music. Today, New York Continuo Collective performs early Italian songs & dances; St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 W. 31st St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 967-9157; 1:15, free.
NEW YORK PHILOMUSICA
Chamber music ensemble performs works by Beethoven, Brahms & Dohnanyi; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $20, $13 st./s.c.
the virgin consort
Kyler Brown directs baroque ensemble in works by Allegri, Buxtehude, Scarlatti & Bach; St. Jean Baptiste Church, Lexington Ave. (76th St.), 874-4513; 8, $15-$20, $20 st./s.c.
Nina Beilina directs string orchestra in works by Bach, Lasser, Shostakovich & Vaughan Williams; St. Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave. (54th St.), 935-2200; 8, $20, $10 st./s.c.
music of kurt weill & stephen sondheim
Singer Helen Schneider performs with conductor/pianist Bruce Coyle; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 8, $35.
Joel Sachs conducts ensemble in works by Roberto Sierra; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8:30, $15, $7.50 st./s.c.
guarneri string quartet
Ensemble performs works by Mozart, Brahms & Mendelssohn; Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3949; 8, $30.
Organist performs all-Bach program at Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave. (84th St.); 8, $30.
aicha redouane & al-adwar ensemble
Egyptian singer performs wasla repertoire with zither, flute & tambourines; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-5400; 6:30, $25.
royal court music of france & china
Four Nations Ensemble performs chamber works by Couperin & Rameau, while Music From China performs contemporary Chinese music on Chinese instruments; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $25.
amsterdam baroque orchestra & choir
Organist Ton Koopman conducts American premiere of his realization of Bach's St. Mark's Passion; Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave. (84th St.); 4, $38.
central city chorus
David Friddle conducts works by Ellington, Porter & Copland; Central Presbyterian Church, 593 Park Ave. (64th St.), 838-0808; 7, $20, $15 st./s.c.
new york viola society
Instrumentalists perform works with multiple violas by Hoffmeister, Lane, Eybler & Jacob; Mannes College of Music, 150 W. 85th St. (betw. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.), 580-0210; 4, $10, $5 st./s.c.
Soprano performs works by Mozart, Handel, Bellini, Stravinsky, Herbert, Bernstein, Asaka, Lennon/McCartney & Piazzolla; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; 5:30, $25-$30, $15 st./s.c.
trinity choir & rebel baroque ensemble
Dr. Owen Burdick conducts Bach's B Minor Mass; Trinity Church, 74 Trinity Pl., Wall St. (B'way), 602-0747; 3, $15-$25.
Composer performs his own Etudes for Solo Piano; Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3949; 7, $30.
what makes it great?
Robert Kapilow moderates examination of Schumann's Kinderszenen with pianist Max Levinson; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 721-6500; 7:30, $25.