RIVERSIDE SYMPHONY George Rothman conducts symphony in "The Lyric Element," tribute to Aaron Copland at Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500 or 864-4197; 8, $25-$40.
MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT St. Francis of Assisi Church hosts free weekly midday concerts. Midtown Concerts consist of both secular & sacred music, performers incl. St. Francis Singers, The Artek Singers & resident musicians. Today's feat. guest is organist Charles Callahan; 135 W. 31st St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 967-9157; 1:15, free.
NOONDAY CONCERTS Violinist Miriam Kramer & pianist Simon Over perform works by Mozart & Brahms; Trinity Church, B'way (Wall St.), 602-0747; 1, $2.
NY CITY OPERA Puccini's La Bohème at NY State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 870-5570; 7:30, $22-$90 [repeats 10/23 at 8].
NY PHILHARMONIC Christian Thielemann conducts the Philharmonic in works by Bruch & Wagner feat. violinist Glenn Dicterow; Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B'way (64th St.), 721-6500; 8, call for price [repeats 10/22 at 2, 10/23 at 8 & 10/26 at 7:30].
NY PHILOMUSICA Opens concert series at Merkin Concert Hall with music by Schubert, Kodály & Bartók; 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $20, $13 st./s.c.
PRO PIANO NY RECITAL SERIES Christos Papageorgiou & George Petrou perform works by Mozart, Ravel & Lutoslawski; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 206-8794; 7:30, $17.50, $7.50 st./s.c.
CHARLES ROSEN Pianist performs works by Beethoven at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, North Bldg., 4th Fl., 69th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 772-4448; 7, $10.
MIDORI, ROBERT MCDONALD Violin & piano duo interprets John Corigliano's Sonata for Violin & Piano at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 7:30.
MSM PHILHARMONIA Jorge Mester conducts orchestra in works by Adams, Britten & Ravel; John C. Borden Aud., Manhattan School of Music, B'way (122nd St.), 749-3300; 8, free.
NY CITY OPERA Fifth performance of Bizet's French opera, Carmen at NY State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 870-5570; 7:30, $22-$90 [repeats 10/24 at 1:30].
THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT ARTIST'S SERIES The Damocles Trio celebrates the music of Ernesto Halffer with soprano & violin works; Third St. Music School Settlement, 235 E. 11th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 777-3240; 7:30, free.
NY CITY OPERA Performs Mozart's last opera at NY State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 870-5570; 1:30, $22-$90.
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Concert feat. Nono's suite from Prometeo & Mahler's Symphony No. 9 in D Major; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $31-$155 [repeats 10/25 & 10/16 at 8].
GREAT PERFORMERS "Sunday Mornings at 11" series feat. The Shanghai Quartet's hour-long performance of works by Mozart & Ravel; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 11 a.m., $18.
MUSIC IN CHELSEA Pianist Dan Franklin performs works by Brahms, Bach & Gershwin at St. Peter's Church, 346 W. 20th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 691-6263; 4, $10, $5 st./s.c.
ENSEMBLE DOULCE MéMOIRE Denis Raisin-Dadre leads vocal & instrumental group in Chansons Et Danceries from French Renaissance; French Institute's Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th St. (betw. Madison & Park Aves.), 355-6160; 8, $35.
OPERA ORCHESTRA OF NY Opera series. Tonight, orchestra performs Vincenzo Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi; Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B'way (64th St.), 721-6500 or 799-1982; 8, $21-$90.
SOLO FLIGHTS?3 DOUBLE FEATURES BY 7 Three nights of piano recitals feat. Claudia Rüegg & Beatriz Roman (Mon. at 7 & 9) & Marija Ilic & Idith Meshulam (Tues, at 7 & 9); Here, 145 6th Ave. (betw. Spring & Dominick Sts.), 647-0202; $15, $12 adv., $8 st./s.c.
JUILLARD ARTISTS IN CONCERT Eigth annual Irene Diamond concert feat. André Watts, the Miró String Quartet & Juilliard student musicans; Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St. (B'way), 799-5000; 8, free, tix. req.
SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE Kent Tritle performs organ works by Medelssohn, Bach & Bruhns; Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave. (84th St.), 288-3588; 4.