Donald Palma conducts segment in ongoing "Wrapping Up?Music at the Century's End" series feat. works by Kurtag, Rehnqvist, Zuidam, Satoh, Platz & Norgard; Juilliard Theater at the Juilliard School, 65th St. (B'way), 769-7406; 8, free, tkts. req.
the low boys: World tour 2000
Bass trombonist David Taylor joins percussionist Jonathan Haas & synthesist Tom Hamilton in works by Stockhausen, Glass, Hamilton & Philidor; Hubbard Recital Hall, Manhattan School of Music, B'way (122nd St.), 749-2802; 8, free.
Classical & jazz saxophonist performs works by Bedard, Bartok, Ruggiero, Maurice & Denisov with pianist Jun Okada; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; 8, $15, $10 st./s.c.
Sir thomas allen
British baritone performs works by Schubert, Beethoven, Wolf, Duparc, Ravel & Sommervell with pianist Malcolm Martineau; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $25.
Pianist & Manhattan School of Music accompanying faculty member performs with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, violinist Stephanie Chase, Dellist David Heiss & flutist Michael Parloff; Hubbard Recital Hall, Manhattan School of Music, B'way (122nd St.), 749-2802; 8, free.
Donald Palma conducts penultimate segment in "Wrapping Up?Music at the Century's End" series feat. works by Zorn, Saariaho, Sli-Zadeh, Jeths, Puumala, Lann & Lavista. Pre-concert program of electronic work by Rossi, Vidovszky & Paranosic at 7; Juilliard Theater at the Juilliard School, 65th St. (B'way), 769-7406; 8, free, tkts. req.
MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT
St. Francis of Assisi Church hosts free weekly midday concerts. Midtown Concerts consist of both secular & sacred music. Today, the St. Francis Singers perform American spirituals & folk hymns; St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 W. 31st St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 967-9157; 1:15, free.
Dorrit Matson directs New York Scandia Symphony in works by early 19th-century Finnish composer Bernhard Crusell; Trinity Church, 74 Trinity Pl., Wall St. (B'way), 602-0747; 1, $2 contrib.
Sara davis buechner
Pianist performs works by Busoni, Paderewski, Weber/Tausig, Ibert & Chopin at Hubbard Recital Hall, Manhattan School of Music, B'way (122nd St.), 749-2802; 8, free.
Donald Palma conducts final program of "Wrapping Up?Music at the Century's End" series feat. works by Psathas, Stindberg, Olivero & Maxwell Davies; Juilliard Theater at the Juilliard School, 65th St. (B'way), 769-7406; 8, free, tkts. req.
Flutist performs recent music with electronic media by Phillips, Risset, Chasalow, Battey & Flaherty at Third St. Music School Settlement, 235 E. 11th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 777-3240; 7:30, free.
Soprano explores Scandinavian repertoire with three concerts. Today, a workshop on "The Legacy of Jenny Lind" incl. pianist Warren Jones, slides & reports of Lind's 1850 American tour; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 721-6500; 10 a.m., $18.
caught by the sky with wire
Cellist Maya Beiser & percussionist Stephen Schick perform experimental works by Bresnick, Didkovsky, Ung, Wolf, Gordon & Ziporyn; Columbia's Miller Theater, 2960 B'way (116th St.), 854-7799; 8, $15.
Violinist premieres John Peel's Violin Concerto with Riverside Symphony, plus works by Bartok & Mendelssohn; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 8, $25-$40.
the ambrosia trio
Piano trio performs works by Haydn, Mendelssohn & Roussel at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (73rd St.), 304-2253; 4, $10, $8 st./s.c.
Soprano performs New York premiere of song cycle "Sonnets To Orpheus," by Eric Moe, with members of the Group for Contemporary Music. Program also feat. movements from works-in-progress by Augusta Read Thomas; Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave. (88th St.), 423-3587; 8, $15, $10 st./s.c. [repeats Mon. 1/31 at 8].
New York Viola Society
Program feat. works for viola by Milhaud, Bunch, Hindemith, Ewazen, Piston, Zaretsky, Prawobo & Takemitsu; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 221-7676; 2:30, free.
Women's vocal quartet performs American folk classics, world music & original compositions; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 721-6500; 11, $18.
La Monte Young, Charles Curtis, Joseph Kubera, Michael Schumacher
Ensemble of piano & strings feat. works by late composer Terry Jennings; MELA Foundation, 275 Church St. (betw. Franklin & White Sts.), 925-8270; 4, $18.
american string quartet
Artists-in-residence perform works by Beethoven & George Whitefield Chadwick at John C. Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music, B'way (122 St.), 749-2802, ext.428; 8, $12-$15, $5 st./s.c.
Columbia computer music center
"New Music for a New Century" four-concert festival begins today in homage to late experimental composer Gerard Grisey, feat. works by Ron Smith, Philippe Hurel & Grisey for ensembles of varying sizes, sometimes within one work. Discussion of Grisey at 7; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $15, $5 st./s.c.
piano duo kutrowatz
Austrian Cultural Institute presents brothers Eduard & Johannes Kutrowatz in works by Brahms, Liszt, Takacs & Gershwin; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; 8, free.
quintet of the americas
Wind ensemble performs works by Villa-Lobos, Milhaud, Sierra, Ligeti, Munoz, Beehoven & J. Strauss; The Americas Society, 680 Park Ave. (68th St.), 249-8950; 7, $10-$15.
St. Lawrence string quartet
First day of month-long festival "Shostakovich: The Power of Music," incl. complete cycle of Shostakovich's string quartets. Today, NPR's Robert Kapilow leads lecture/demo "What Makes It Great," feat. #3 of 15 total. Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 721-6500; 7:30, $25.
chamber music society of lincoln center
Clarinetist David Shifrin, violinist Ida Kavafian, cellist Peter Wiley & pianist Anne-Marie McDermott perform works by Krenek, Hindemith & Messiaen; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 7:30, $25-$35.
Juilliard's Piano Century
Piano faculty member Bruce Brubaker directs ongoing series. Today, works from the 60s incl. by Gubaidulina, Crumb, Sessions, Albright, Britten, Rochberg & Rautavaara. Paul Hall, Juilliard School, 65th St. (B'way), 726-1224; 8, free.
Violinist performs works by Mozart, Martinu & Handel/Halvorsen with violist Entela Barci at The Continental Center, 180 Maiden Lane (Front St.), 799-5000 x313; 12:30, free.
the queen's chamber band
Early music ensemble with countertenor feat. harpsichordist Elaine Comparone, perform works by both Alessandro & Domenico Scarlatti at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $22.