Clarinetist performs works by Lutoslawski, Debussy, Poulenc, Kreisler, Gershwin & Verdi-Lovreglio w/pianist Tatiana Goncharova; Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E. 65th St. (5th Ave.), 734-2130; 8, $30-$50, $15 st./s.c.
Festival Chamber Music Society
Director/cellist Ruth Sommers, flutist Eugenia Zukerman, violinist Laurie Smukler, violist Ira Weller, & pianist Yuri Funahashi perform works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn & Brahms at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $22.
Opera Orchestra Of New York
Eve Queler conducts Verdi's Otello feat. septuagenarian tenor Carlo Bergonzi; Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; 8, $21-$90.
Robin Guarino directs six 10-minute operas by Monteverdi, Salieri, Toch, Milhaud, Hartmann & Heggie (world premiere); Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 873-2848; 8, $25-$40. [repeats Fri. at 8].
MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT
St. Francis of Assisi Church hosts free weekly midday concerts. Midtown Concerts consist of both secular & sacred music. Today, bass Paul Shipper performs German Baroque cantatas with ARTEK trio; St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 W. 31st St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 967-9157; 1:15, free.
New York Philomusica
All-strings program feat. works by Shostakovich, Kodaly & Tchaikovsky; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $20, $13 st./s.c.
Solid Rock Ensemble
Pianist/contralto Gloria Lyde German leads singing group in gospel/hymn repertoire; Trinity Church, 74 Trinity Pl., Wall St. (B'way), 602-0873; 1, $2 contrib.
Ensemble performs works by German iconoclast Gerhard Stabler in honor of his 50th birthday; Sulzburger Parlor, Barnard College, 117th St. (B'way), 942-2497; 8:30, free.
BACHANALIA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Ensemble performs works by Kopytman, Bach-Lasser, Puccini & Bartok feat. violinists Emil Chudnovsky & Nina Beilina; St. Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave. (54th St.), 935-2200; 8, $20, $10 st./s.c.
Pianist performs works by Beethoven & Berg with members of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza, B'way (63rd St.), 875-5000; 8, $35 [repeats Sun. at 5].
Music From Venice
Composer David Noon leads student concert of works by Vivaldi, Monteverdi & Malipiero at Hubbard Recital Hall, Manhattan School of Music, B'way (122nd St.), 749-2802; 1:30, free.
Muzsikas, Marta Sebestyen
Hungarian folk group & singer perform with violinist Alexander Balanescu, dancers Boltan Farkas & Ildiko Toth; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-5400; 8, $26.
Canticum Novum Singers
Harold Rosenbaum conducts works by Britten, Isaac, Weelkes, Victoria, Berlioz & Harvey; St. Ignatius Episcopal Church, 522 West End Ave. (87th St.), 501-3330; 8, $20, $10 st./s.c.
Persian/Indian trio improvise on kamancheh, sitar, & tabla; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-5400; 8, $26.
Guitarist performs works by Bach, Brouwer, Morel, Piazzolla & Walton at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8:30, $25.
Vocal ensemble performs Heinrich Issac's La Mi La Sol mass at St. John's in the Village Episcopal Church, 218 W. 11th St. (Waverly Pl.), 353-0339; 8, $12, $8 st./s.c.
Flutist Harold Jones conducts works by Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky & Boury; United Moravian Church, 200 E. 127th St. (3rd Ave.), 866-2545; 3, $15, $12 st./s.c.
New England Symphonic Ensemble
Robert Bucker conducts Durufle's Requiem with various American choruses; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $16-$68.
Lisa Riegel, Courteney Lynn Wilds, Kathleen R. Smith
Singers perform works by Strauss, Argento & Quilter with pianist Dan Ragone; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 7, $20.
Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation Gala Performance
Various prize-winners (incl. pianist Albert Tiu) perform works ranging from Bach-Busoni to Vaughan Williams; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $15, $10 s.c., $6 st.
Pianists Stephanie Shih-Yu & Jerry Wong perform works by Bach, Schubert & Mozart; St. Paul's Chapel, B'way (Fulton St.), 602-0747; 12, $2 contrib.
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble
Masters of the Baroque series kicks off with an all-Vivaldi program at Temple Emanu-El, 65th St. (5th Ave.), 744-1400; 6:30, free.
Albert Tiu, Joseph Esmilla, Sean Katsuyama
Piano trio performs works by Mozart, Piazzolla & Mendelssohn; Continental Center, 180 Maiden Lane (Front St.), 799-5000; 12:30, free.