a celebration of J.S. bach
Concert Artists Guild International Competition winners perform solo & chamber works; The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E. 65th St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 279-4200; 7:30, $20.
new york gilbert & sullivan players
Albert Bergeret directs series of Princess Ida feat. Frank Gorshin; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-5400; 8, $31-$46 [repeats Fri. at 8, Sat. at 3 & 8, Sun. at 3].
MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT
St. Francis of Assisi Church hosts free weekly midday concerts. Midtown Concerts consist of both secular & sacred music. Today, forte pianist Gwendolyn Toth performs works by Haydn, Mozart & Maschek; St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 W. 31st St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 967-9157; 1:15, free.
Kurt Mazur conducts New York Philharmonic feat. solo violinist in works by Lutoslawski, Bernstein & Gershwin/Bennett, pre-concert lecture by Michael Steinberg at 7; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $18-$77 [repeats Sat. at 8].
maria pages & canizares
Flamenco guitar & dance at Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College, 68th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 772-4448; 8, $35 [repeats Sat. at 8].
new york virtuoso singers
Harold Rosenbaum directs Voices Of The Century, with works by Thompson, Ives, Barber, Copland, Wuorinen, Harbison, Perle, Babbitt, Lang, Schuman & Dawson; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $18.
andrea anderson, PIANIST
Performs works by Bach, Beethoven, Ravel & Scriabin; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 3, $22.50, $18 st./s.c.
Joshua Bell & Frederic Chiu
Violinist & pianist perform works by Copland, Prokofiev, Gershwin/Heifetz & Ravel; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 5, $25-$35.
Traditional Irish quintet at Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College, 68th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 772-4448; 7, $21.
MUSIC BEFORE 1800
Louise Basbas conducts works by multi-epochal English & American composers at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W. 121st St. (B'way), 666-9266; 4, $20, $15 st./s.c.
american composers' summit
George Crumb, John Zorn & others at Columbia's Miller Theater, 2960 B'way (116th St.), 854-7799; 4, $5.
juilliard wind ensemble
Mark Gould conducts works by William Schuman, Eric Ewazen & Wynton Marsalis; Juilliard Theater, 155 W. 65th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 769-7406; 8, free, tkts req.
NOONDAY CONCERTS AT ST. PAUL'S CHAPEL
Piano four-hands duo Bernadette Hoke & Eric Birk perform works by Schubert, Dvorak, Gottschalk, Faure & Corigliano; St. Paul's Chapel, B'way (Fulton St.), 602-0747; 12, $2.
The Annual Composers' concert
NY Singing Teachers Association pres. homage to contemporary composers with works by Bassi, Brackett, Farrell, Hagemann, Hios, Sierra, Wertch; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, free.
Mezzo-soprano performs works by Elgar, Britten & Michel Prezman at Dicapo Opera Theater, 184 E. 76th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 288-9438; 8, $20.
juilliard artists in concert
Acacia String Quartet performs works by Mozart, Janacek & Ravel; Continental Center, 180 Maiden Lane (Front St.), 799-5000; 12:30, free.
Kurt Mazur conducts New York Philharmonic feat. violinist Mutter in works by Prokofiev, Berg & Sibelius; pre-concert lecture by Michael Steinberg at 7; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $22-$82. [repeats 1/12 at 8.]
odetta, martha wash, matt goss, geoffrey holder, tokyo string quartet, norwegian children's choir
"Sounds of a Better World: Small Voices Calling," benefit program for The Foundation for Small Voices; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 7:30, $16-75.
Early music singer/instrumentalist trio pres. benefit for the Choir of St. Luke's Concert Series, with French songs of the late 14th-century; Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St. (Grove St.), 774-4105; 8, $15, $12 st./s.c.