GUILD OF COMPOSERS GALA
Twenty-fifth anniversary feat. music by composers, Berger, Davidovsky, Babbitt, Delage & Ravel; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $10, $6 st./s.c.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center pres. "Jazz for Young People: Chamber Ellington," hosted by Wynton Marsalis; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; call for times $15, $10 child. [repeats Thurs. & Fri.].
Otto-Werner directs symphony feat. Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 & Mendelsshohn's Hebrides Overture, Op. 26 & Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64; 8, free, tix. req.
NY CITY OPERA
Fourth performance of Mozart's The Abduction From the Seraglio in English; NY State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 870-5570; 7:30, $22-$90 [repeats Sun. at 1:30].
OSLO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Mariss Jansons conducts orchestra in works by Beethoven, Brahms & Phillip Glass at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $19-$71.
MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT
St. Francis of Assisi Church hosts free weekly midday concerts. Midtown Concerts consist of both secular & sacred music. Today, the NYC ensemble, Parthenia performs with St. Francis Singers & resident musicians; 135 W. 31st St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 967-9157; 1:15, free.
Pianists J.Y. Song & Jerome Lowenthal perform works by Debussy & Viano at Trinity Church, B'way (Wall St.), 602-0747; 1, $2.
Verdi's Falstaff at NY State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 870-5570; 7:30, $22-$90.
OPERA ORCHESTRA ON NY
U.S. premiere performance of Gaetano Donizetti's 1841 Italian opera, Adelia; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $21-$90.
Daniel Harding conducts orchestra in works by Berg, Beethoven & Mendelssohn; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $17-$61.
William Christie leads two semi-staged Baroque works, King Arthur & premiere of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme at Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B'way (64th St.), 721-6500; 8, $40.
The three one-act opera, Central Park debuts at NY State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 870-5570; 8, $22-$90.
THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT ARTIST'S SERIES
Celebration of the music of Janquin Turina feat. violinist Patricio Diaz & pianist Vincent Arino; Third St. Music School Settlement, 235 E. 11th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 777-3240; 7:30, free.
Puccini's La Bohème (1:30) & Bizet's French opera, Carmen (8) at NY State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 870-5570; $22-$90.
GREAT CHORAL MASTERPIECES
Baroque, Romantic & contemporary periods feat. Bach's Cantata 140, Wachet auf & Gaetano Donizetti's Messa di Gloria e Credo; Church of the Heavenly Rest, 5th Ave. (90th St.), 752-1428; 4, $20, $10 st./s.c.
Composer & pianist gives solo performance at Roulette, 228 W. B'way (White St.), 219-8242; 9, $10.
MUSIC BEFORE 1800
The English chamber choir, Clerk's Group debuts in NY at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W. 121st St. (B'way), 666-9266; 4, call for price.
Fiora Contino conducts opera-in-concert by Francesco Cilèa; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 8, $25-$50.
First night of three part series at Merkin Concert Hall. Tonight, clarinetist David Krakauer & pianist Brian Zeger perform chamber music & jazz; 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 7, $18, $36 for series.
"The Dramatic & Cinematic Ellington?Scores for the Stage & Screen" led by Sir Roland Hanna; Morse Hall at Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 875-5599; 7, free.
Weekly chamber music, opera & choral programs. Today, mezzo-soprano Sharon Derby Gordon & pianist Martha Wade & cellist Randy Gordon perform works by Handel & Mozart; Trinity Church, 74 Trinity Pl., Wall St. (B'way), 602-0873; 12, $2 contrib.
YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS SERIES
Polish cellist Rafal Kwiatkowski is featured tonight at 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $15-$20, $10 st./s.c.