May 3 at Carnegie Hall; 882 Seventh Ave. at 57th St.; 212-247-7800
The diva is best known for lending her soprano to traditional opera (see Peter G. Davis’s review); this week, she’ll join the American Composers Orchestra for a performance of the avant-garde Erotic Spirits, Stephen Paulus’s work that uses text from Sappho and the Song of Songs.
2. Les Zephires
May 7 at Riverside Church; 490 Riverside Dr. at 120th St.; 212-870-6700
Young sopranos Rachel Helen Coupe and Arlene Travis perform an intimate springtime concert focusing on the French Baroque.
May 7 at the Oratory Church of St. Boniface
New York composer extraordinaire John Corigliano inspires a program of works by the next generation of New York composers.