Violinist performs works by Beethoven, Bacewicz & Faure with pianist Nina Lugovoy; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $15.
the noise of time
Emerson String Quartet performs Shostakovich's 15th quartet in "interwoven" context with documentary footage utilized by Theatre de Complicite; John Jay College Aud., 899 10th Ave. (betw. 58th & 59th Sts.), 465-9489; 8, $50 [repeats Thurs. & Fri. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, Sun. at 3.]
Series feat. organ in combination with other instruments. Today, organist Daniel Roth performs works by Mendelssohn, Bach, Franck, Durufle, Tournemire, Jongen & Roth with second organist Stephen Tharp & flutist Reve Youngstein; St. Bartholomew's Church, 109 E. 50th St. (Park Ave.), 378-0248; 7:30, $15-$25, $10 st./s.c.
MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT
St. Francis of Assisi Church hosts free weekly midday concerts. Midtown Concerts consist of both secular & sacred music. Today, early music ensemble Artek performs works by Monteverdi, Frescobaldi & Schutz; St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 W. 31st St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 967-9157; 1:15, free.
Music of the twentieth century
Marc Ponthus conducts chamber works by Webern; Richard Stout conducts high school student chamber orchestra in Henze's Fantasia for Strings; also feat. works by Achron, Boutry, Greenstein, Uguccioni & Bunch; Third St. Music School Settlement, 235 E. 11th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 777-3240; 7:30, free.
new amsterdam singers
Clara Longsteth conducts chorus & chamber orchestra in works by Britten, Schubert, Crawford, Wallach, Beethoven & Holst; St. Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave. (54th St.), 935-2200; 8, $15, $10 st./s.c. [repeats Sat. at 8.]
new music for a new century
Second in continuing series. Today, John Harbison conducts varied ensemble works by Sur, Birtwistle, Halle & Currier; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $15, $5 st./s.c.
prism saxophone quartet
Three-part series begins today with works by Torke, Harbison, Bolcom, Liebman, Hurel & Clearfield; Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 119 W. 69th St. (betw. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.), 800-215-9907; 8, $10, $5 st./s.c.
danish national symphony orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov conducts works by Ruders, Nielsen & Brahms feat. violinist Pamela Frank; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $18-$66.
oliver knussen & Julian anderson
New works by English composers with soprano Lucy Shelton; Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave. (88th St.), 423-3587; 8, $15, $10 st./s.c.
masters of persian music
Iranian improvisational lutenists & percussionists, Dastan Ensemble, perform at Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-5400; 8, $26.
Baritone performs works by Faure, Debussy, Mahler, Gurney, Wolf, Schumann, Mussorgsky, Poulenc & Schubert with pianist Malcolm Martineau; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; 8, $31.
sara davis buechner
Pianist performs program of American Salon music feat. works by Paderewski, Chaminade, Friml, Joplin & Gershwin; St. Peter's Church in Chelsea, 346 W. 20th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 929-2390; 7:30, free.
Heitor Caballero, PIANO
Benefit concert for The Humanitarian Foundation Pro-Nicaragua feat. works by Bach, Schumann, Albeniz, Granados & Ginastera; Church For All Nations, 417 W. 57th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 333-5583; 7:30, $5 contrib.
kyung sun lee
Violinist performs Hindemith's Sonata for Solo Violin, plus works by Paganini, Schumann, Prokofiev & Ravel; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $20.
bachanalia chamber orchestra
First Violinist Nina Beilina leads ensemble in works by Bach, Wolf, Schubert & Brahms at St. Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave. (54th St.), 935-2200; 2, $20, $10 st./s.c.
JOSEPH BEER TRIBUTE
Opera singer Beatrice Beer's narrated musical tribute to her composer father; Deutsches Haus at New York University, 42 Washington Mews (University Pl.), 998-8660; 5, free.
Cellist performs works by Beethoven, Duport, Rombert & Haydn with fortepianist Malcolm Bilson at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W. 121st St. (B'way), 666-9266; 4, $20, $15 st./s.c.
children of uganda (tour of light 2000)
Program of songs & dances feat. wide selection of Ugandan dialects & instruments; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-5400; 8, $26, $5 child.
an evening with mario davidovsky
Morris Rosenzweig conducts Chamber players of the League/ISCM in various works by the composer of the classic electronic/instrumental duets "Synchronisms;" Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $8.
Cellist performs works by Stravinsky, Pierne & Brahms with pianist Sara Davis Buechner; St. Stephen's Church, 122 W. 69th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 873-1065; 7, free.
academy of st. martin in the fields
Kenneth Sillito directs chamber orchestra in works by Bach, Schoenberg & Shostakovich, plus "mystery piece" which audience is asked to identify via ballot during intermission; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $30-$40.
national association of composers usa
Violinist Renee Jolles, flutist Patti Monson, pianist Max Lifchitz, cellist Jonas Tauber & others perform new chamber works by Bell, Swack, Meltzer, Lifchitz & Quilling; Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 119 W. 69th St. (betw. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.), 800-215-9907; 8, free.
Singer pres. "Weill & Lenya Centennial Celebration" with musical dir. Paul Katz; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $20.
israel philharmonic orchestra
Zubin Mehta conducts benefit concert of works by Beethoven, Shostakovich & Tal feat. violinist Maxim Vengerov; Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B'way (64th St.), 721-6500; 8, $35-$150.
Harpist performs works by Rossini, Saint-Saens, Debussy, Faure & Andres with flutist Karen Schweitzer; Continental Center, 180 Maiden Lane (Front St.), 799-5000 ext.313; 12:30, free.
new york city Opera
John DeMain conducts opening night gala performance of Gershwin's Porgy & Bess; New York State Theater at Lincoln Center (63rd St. & Columbus Ave.), 870-5570; 6:30, $22-$95.