concertante chamber players
Ensemble performs works by Zehavi, Arensky & Schubert at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $15.
los angeles guitar quartets
Ensemble adapts Bach & world music at 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $25.
music of the baroque
Kent Tritle conducts Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola in works by Scarlatti & Charpentier; Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave. (84th St.), 288-3588; 8, $25-$35, $20 st./s.c.
Rinaldo Alessandrini conducts 15-member ensemble in works by Vivaldi; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 8, $28-$35.
CURTIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA GALA BENEFIT
André Previn conducts works by Rorem, Brahms & Mozart feat. violinist Jaime Laredo; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $10-$200.
Jonathan Sheffer conducts all-Copland program at New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 873-2848; 8, $25-$40.
MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT
St. Francis of Assisi Church hosts free weekly midday concerts. Midtown Concerts consist of both secular & sacred music. Today, bassoonist Paula Rand performs works by Corrette, de Boismortier, Couperin & Rameau with harpsichordist Gwendoly Toth & viola da gambista Lisa Terry; St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 W. 31st St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 967-9157; 1:15, free.
"the sound of sculpture"
Sculptor Alain Kirili creates multi-faceted event involving jazz musicians & a dancer; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $10.
Pianist performs works by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Liszt & Chopin; Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. (betw. 7th Ave. S. & Bedford St.), 242-4770; 8, contrib.
Celtic musicians Susan KcKeown, Aly Bain, Johnny Cunningham & Phil Cunningham perform "spirited jigs, blistering reels, rousing pipe marches & haunting airs" at Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-5400; 6:30, $26.
manhattan school of music philharmonia
Lawrence Leighton Smith conducts works by Schwantner, Chopin & Rimsky-Korsakov feat. pianist Erh-Jen Lee; John C. Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music, B'way (122 St.), 749-2802, ext.428; 8, free.
tarantata: dance of the ancient spider
Singer-percussionist Alessandra Belloni leads concert of Southern Italian folk music at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 662-2133; 7:30, $15, $10 st./s.c.
simon shaheen & qantara
Arab lutenist leads ensemble in works which blend Middle Eastern forms with Spanish & jazz influences; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-5400; 8, $26.
Eight-stringed guitarist performs his own arrangements of works by Bach, Britten & Haydn; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 721-6500; 11 a.m., $18.
Soprano debuts with works by Verdi, Chausson, Strauss, Griffes, Brody, Charles, Beach & Hageman; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 8:30, $20.
Petr Kotik directs Morton Feldman's For Philip Guston (1984), which lasts approximately four hours; Paula Cooper Gallery, Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 W. 21 St. (betw. 10th and 11th Aves.), 255-1105; 3, $15, $10 st./s.c.
Israeli ensemble perform blend of jazz, classical & folk music at 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 3, $25.
Matthew Lazar conducts works by Bernstein & Burger; Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B'way (64th St.), 721-6500; 3:30, $25-$65.
Soprano makes New York debut feat. works by Pergolesi, Handel, Schumann, Berlioz, Debussy, Fauré & Poulenc with pianist Brian Zeger; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 721-6500; 7 & 9, $25.
L'opéra français de new york
Yves Abel conducts "concert performance" of Zampa, popular 1831 Ferdinand Hérold opera; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 8, $28-$40.
otto luening centennial
North/South Consonance pres. tribute to American electronic music pioneer, feat. soprano Heather Gay Alvarez, flutist Lisa Hansen & pianist Max Lifchitz; Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 119 W. 69th St. (betw. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.), 800-215-9907; 8, free.
manhattan contemporary ensemble
Claire Heldrich directs works by Charvet, Boulez, Viegland, Kernis & Saariaho; John C. Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music, B'way (122 St.), 749-2802, ext.428; 8, free.
lyric chamber music society of new york
First of two concerts in tribute to Russian composer Alfred Schnittke, with works by Mozart & Glinka feat. Moscow String Quartet; Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E. 65th St. (5th Ave.), 734-2130; 8, $30-$50.
new juilliard ensemble
Joel Sachs leads works by Magnussen, Bouchard, Sharp, Eötvös & Lindberg; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500, res. req.; 8, free.
new music for a new century
Premieres of works by Joshua Fineberg, Gerald Levinson & Stuart Jones; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; 8, $15, $5 st./s.c.
Petr Kotik directs his own nearly six-hour "continous stream of music" Many Many Women, with text by Gertrude Stein; Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 W. 21 St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 255-1105; 6:30, $15, $10 st./s.c.