Virtuoso recital series feat. pianist Rohan De Silva & violinist Itzhak Perlman in their only NY performance; Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B'way (64th St.), 721-6500; 8, $35-$60.
NY CITY OPERA
Puccini's La Bohème at NY State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 870-5570; 7:30, $22-$90 [repeats Sat. at 8].
THE AMERICAN STRING QUARTET
Artists-in-residence feat. works by Beethoven & Crawford; John C. Borden Aud., Manhattan School of Music, B'way (122nd St.), 749-2802 ext.428; 8, $12-$15, $5 st./s.c.
CARNEGIE JAZZ BAND
Jon Faddis leads band in "The Music of Thelonious Monk: A New Perspective" with pianist Kenny Barron, saxophonist Steve Lacy & Vocalist Vivain Cherry; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $19-$56.
Piano & percussion duo in "Hits, Runs & Airs" at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $12, $8 st./s.c.
Juilliard mezzo-soprano performs at Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 875-5050; 8, $15-$20.
MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT
St. Francis of Assisi Church hosts free weekly midday concerts. Midtown Concerts consist of both secular & sacred music, performers incl. St. Francis Singers, The Artek ensemble & resident musicians; 135 W. 31st St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 967-9157; 1:15, free.
Pianists Chitose Okashiro & Vladimir Viardo perform works by Richard Wagner & Tchaikovsky's The Nutcraker at Trinity Church, B'way (Wall St.), 602-0747; 1, $2.
Second performance of Mozart's The Abduction From the Seraglio in English; NY State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 870-5570; 7:30, $22-$90 [repeats Sat. at 1:30].
Trio performs series of six concerts. Tonight's performance incl. works by Schickele, Corigliano & Gershwin, preceded by talk at 6:30; Pierpont Morgan Library, 29 E. 36th St. (betw. Madison & Park Aves.), 685-0008; 7, call for price.
THE CLAREMONT ENSEMBLE
Debut concert incl. Joseph Schwantner's Distant Runes & Incantations, George Crumb's Night of the Four Moons & Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire; John C. Borden Aud., Manhattan School of Music, B'way (122nd St.), 749-2802 ext.428; 8, free.
Performance of Bizet's French opera, Carmen at NY State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 870-5570; 8, $22-$90 [repeats Tues. at 7:30].
THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT ARTIST'S SERIES
Louise Dublin, John Francis & Michael Lydon along with faculty & guest performers are featured tonight at Third St. Music School Settlement, 235 E. 11th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 777-3240; 7:30, free.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center pres. "Jazz for Young People: Chamber Ellington," hosted by Wynton Marsalis; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 11 & 1, $15, $10 child. [repeats Sun. at 2].
THE CHILDREN'S REQUIEM
Performance by new all-choral musical group commemorates young people & those who lost their lives to violence; Abyssinian Baptist Church, 138 Odell Pl. (betw. W. 138th St. & Malcolm X Blvd.), 862-7474 or 260-7309; 5, free.
Finland's Lahti Symphony Orchestra performs the works of Sibelius & Tchaikovsky, part of Symphonic Masters Series; Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B'way (64th St.), 721-6500; 3, $25-$45 [repeats Mon. at 8].
Verdi's Falstaff at NY State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 870-5570; 1:30, $22-$90.
Sunday afternoon recitals, today's feat. organist is Mark A. Cole from Harrisburg, PA; St. Patrick's Cathedral, 5th Ave. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.), 753-2261; 4:45, free.
CHRISTOPHER KACHIAN, MARILEE KLEMP
Duo performs "Original Music for Obe & Guitar" feat. works by Randall Davidson & Daneil Kallman; Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 E. 88th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 289-4100; 8, $15, $10 st.
Weekly chamber music, opera & choral programs. Today, Cellist Enrique Orengo & pianist Heawon Kim, perform works by Beethoven & Debussy; Trinity Church, 74 Trinity Pl., Wall St. (B'way), 602-0873; 12, $2 contrib.
BMCC DOWNTOWN SYMPHONY
Performs Hebrides Overture by Felix Mendelssohn, Gipsy Suite by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor & Symphony No. 94 in G, Surprise by Franz Joseph Hayden; Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St. (betw. Greenwich & West Sts.), 346-8170; 8, free.
JUILLIARD ARTISTS IN CONCERT
Soprano Ovaline Whitman & pianist Scott Holden perform works by Bonds, Schumann & Brahms; Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St. (B'way), 799-5000 ext.313; 12:30, free.