AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
"Creative Differences: Bruckner's Divided Vienna" conducted by Leon Botstein at Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B'way (64th St.), 721-6500; 8, $18-$45.
COSMOPOLITAN CHAMBER PLAYERS
Eric Grossman, Victoria Drake, Lilit Gampel & Richard Kogan perform works at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; 8, call for price.
MAD ABOUT THE BOY
Sir Noel Coward celebration for the 100th anniversary of his death; Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 980-3026 or 980-3109; 7:30, $35-$1000.
MANHATTAN CHAMBER SINFONIA
Glen Barton conducts orchestra in works by Laderman, Bernstein & Schumann; Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 840-2824; 8, $10-$12, $5 st./s.c.
BEN WEBER REMEMBERED
New York Winwind Remembered pays tribute to late composer, preceded by symposium with WQXR's Robert Sherman; Columbia's Miller Theater, 2960 B'way (116th St.), 854-7799; 8, $15, $7.50 st./s.c.
Singer performs Chattanooga Choo Choo & other songs by Mack Gordon during "Michael Feinstein Remembers Mack Gordon" performance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; 8, $51.
MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT
St. Francis of Assisi Church hosts free weekly midday concerts. Midtown Concerts consist of both secular & sacred music. Today, ARTEK performs Christmas music from Spain & Italy; 135 W. 31st St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 967-9157; 1:15, free.
NY CHORAL SOCIETY
Robert DeCormier directs "Home For the Holidays" concert feat. trio Peter, Paul & Mary; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $20-$75.
All-Baroque concert feat. music by Vivaldi, Bach & Zelenka, preceded by "meet the artist" at 7:30; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 580-9933; 8, $20, $13 st./s.c.
Orchestra along with libretto Alice Goodman performs concert version of John Adams & Alice Goodman's Nixon in China, an interpretation of President Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China in 1972; BAM Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. (Ashland Pl.), Brooklyn, 718-636-4100; 8, $20-$45 [repeats Sat. at 8].
Retrospective of Nadia Boulanger presented in two parts. Tonight, the second part: "Nadia Boulanger the Teacher: Her Musical Legacy" feat. works by Aaron Copeland & Phillip Glass, preceded by panal discussion at 7; Juilliard Theater at the Juilliard School, 65th St. (B'way), 769-7406; 8, call for price.
KEVIN CLASS, TIMOTHY MCALLISTER
Program of 20th-century music feat. premiere of Gunther Schuller's Sonata for piano & saxophone; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; 8:30, $32, $14 st./s.c.
Violinist Kurt Nikkanen in "ViolinDance" feat. works by Ravel, Corelli, Sarasate & Piazzolla; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 721-6500; 11 a.m., $18.
Pianist André Watts in exclusive NY recital at Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B'way (64th St.), 721-6500; 3, $20-$40.
"What Makes it Great?" series returns for new season. Tonight's performance incl. three Choplin works by pianist Janina Fialkowska & Robert Kapilow at Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 721-6500; 7:30, $25.
THE JUILLIARD ORCHESTRA
Otto-Werner Mueller directs orchestra in works by Beethoven, Prokofiev & Bruckner at Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B'way (64th St.), 721-6500; 8, $7-$15, free for st./s.c.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
The Ellington Lecture Series pres. "In Triplicate-Ellington's Ballets, Suites & Sacred Concerts" at Morse Hall, The Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 875-5599; 7, free.
Weekly chamber music, opera & choral programs. Today, pianist Norkilo Nagasawa is featured at Trinity Church, 74 Trinity Pl., Wall St. (B'way), 602-0873; 12, $2 contrib.
CENTRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
John Yaffé conducts orchestra's first concert for the season feat. soprano Juliana Janes-Yaffe; St. Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave. (54th St.), 355-1813; 8, $6.
Pianist in works by Roussel, Newman, Schonthal & Ravel; Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th St.), 247-7800; 8, $15, $10 st./s.c.
PROMETHEUS CHAMBER PLAYERS
Monthly concert series, "Tuesday Matinee" continues with soprano Shelly Watson in works by Mendelssohn, Ravel, Schubert & others; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; call for time, $10.