Lutenist performs works from Baroque era feat. Bach, Frescobaldi & others; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; 8, $30.
Ars antiqua period instrument ensemble
Kent Tritle conducts 17th-century chamber music at 8, pre-concert organ recital by Nancianne Parrella at 6:45; Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave. (84th St.), 288-3588; call for times & price.
Roberto Abbado conducts Verdi's opera feat. Christina Gallardo-Domas, Roberto Aronica & Vladimir Chernov; Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, B'way (65th St.), 362-6000; call for times & price.
mozart & Salieri
Rimsky-Korsakov's "opera-tableau" with libretto by Alexander Pushkin, for tenor & baritone, violin & two pianos; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; 7:30, $25-$100.
MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT
St. Francis of Assisi Church hosts free weekly midday concerts. Midtown Concerts consist of both secular & sacred music. Today, violinist Marka Young performs works by Schubert, Paganini, Beethoven, Von Paradis & Biber; St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 W. 31st St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 967-9157; 1:15, free.
new york gilbert & sullivan players
Albert Bergeret directs series of Princess Ida feat. Frank Gorshin. Director & cast on "The Woman's Perspective on Gilbert & Sullivan" at 6:30, with wine & cheese; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-5400. 8, $31-$46 [repeats Fri. at 8, Sat. at 3 & 8, Sun. at 3].
terry riley & THE ALL STARS
Minimalist innovator starts guitar-themed monthly series at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $18.
TRINITY CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERT SERIES
Manhattan Brass Quintet performs works by Monteverdi, Debussy, Dzubay, Cohen & McIntosh; Trinity Church, 74 Trinity Pl., Wall St. (B'way), 602-0873; 1, $2.
the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Pianists David Golub & Andre-Michel Schub, violinist Daniel Phillips, percussionists Richard Fitz & Gordon Gottlieb play works by Janacek, Bartok, Stravinsky & Gershwin; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 8, call for price.
Kurt Mazur conducts New York Philharmonic feat. solo violinist in works by R. Strauss, Ravel, Krzysztof Penderecki & Wolfgang Rihm, pre-concert Penderecki interview at 7; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $18-$77 [repeats Sat. at 8].
Pianist accompanied by percussion & guitar in works by Erkki, Tuur, Andriessen, Rzewski & Holliger; Third St. Music School Settlement, 235 E. 11th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 777-3240; 7:30, free.
Mezzo-soprano performs all-Vivaldi program with early-music ensemble Il Giaardino Armonico; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 8, $85.
ned rorem hosts
Ongoing series of conversations with modern composers & performances of their works. Today, Rorem interviews David Diamond, Ezra Laderman, Lukas Foss & George Perle about their string quartets; Muir String Quartet & Chicago String Quartet perform. 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $25.
Rubio string quartet
Performs works by Haydn, Shostakovich & P. Swerts; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $20.
BACHANALIA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Sidney Harth conducts program celebrating Russian New Year in works by Glazunov, Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky; 2, $20, $10 st/s.c.
Harid string quartet
Perform works by Schubert & Bartok; Mannes College of Music, 150 W. 85th St. (betw. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.), 580-0210; 1:30, free.
music at gustavus adolphus
Soprano Joan Lindstrom, organist William James Lawson & others in sacred music by Mendelssohn, preceded by buffet at 5; Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 155 E. 22nd St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 674-0739; 6, contrib.
north/south consonance ensemble
Pianist Max Lifchitz conducts American & Mexican chamber music feat. works by Cordero, Crossman, Peterson, Millan & Lifchitz; Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 119 W. 69th St. (betw. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.), 800-215-9907; 3, free.
takacs string quartet
Perform the complete cycle of Bartok string quartets, two intermissions; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 5, $25-$35.
the unknown coward
Pianist & chorus master Raymond Hughes conducts Metropolitan Opera Chorus members in songs by Noel Coward, narration by Barry Day; Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St. (3rd Ave.), 353-4120; 5, free.
divertimento string trio
All-Beethoven program at Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E. 65th St. (5th Ave.), 734-2130; 8, $25-$50.
Elem Eley & J.J. Penna
Baritone & pianist celebrate American Art Song feat. works by Barber, Ives, Hoiby, Hundley & Chanler; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; 8, $32, $14 st/s.c.
The chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Mezzo-soprano Theodora Hanslow & others in works by Eisler, Weill, Strauss & Schuhoff; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 721-6500; 7:30, call for price.
Chamber music ensemble performs works by Elliot Carter & other modern composers; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, $12.