Frank Gorshin/new york gilbert & sullivan players
Albert Bergeret directs series of Pirates of Penzance; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-5400; 3, $31-$46, w/pre-show for "Bring Your Grandparents Day," 2 [repeats12/30 at 8].
Classical-music subversive satirist Professor Peter Schickele pres. "Ears Wide Shut;" Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $16-$46.
MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT
St. Francis of Assisi Church hosts free weekly midday concerts. Midtown Concerts consist of both secular & sacred music. Today, baroque cellist Lisa Terry performs works by Bach & Gabrielli; St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 W. 31st St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 967-9157; 1:15, free.
tri-state millennium honors orchestra
Conductor/composer Lukas Foss leads ensemble of high school & college students in Tchaikowsky's Fifth Symphony; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $16-$68.
the STRAUSS SYMPHONY OF AMERICA
"Salute to Vienna" recreates the Viennese New Year's celebration with Strauss operettas & dances performed by the orchestra, singers, featured soprano Elizabeth Kales & dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet; Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B'way (64th St.), 721-6500; 2:30, $55-$120.
bradshaw & buono & friends
Narrators accompanied by flutes and piano in works by Strauss, Debussy, Hoover, Ravel, & Rossini; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 3, $15-$20.
Soprano Marjorie Elinor Dix and mezzo-soprano Eugenie Grunewald perform works by Mozart, Schubert, Schuman, Beethoven, Tchaikowsky & Wagner, accompanied by pianist Giovanni Reggioli; NY Genealogical & Biographical Society, 124 E. 58th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 749-4561; 3, $20, $15 st./s.c.
JUILLIARD ARTISTS IN CONCERT
Artemisia String Quartet performs works by Mozart & Beethoven at Continental Center, 180 Maiden Lane (Front St.), 799-5000 ext.313; 12:30, free.