Amato Opera, 319 Bowery at 2nd St., 212-228-8200, www.amato.org: VERDIS LA TRAVIATA, Opera about love and sacrifice. $30 adults, $25 seniors/students/kids. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays thru Nov. 20. Call for days and times. THE MERRY WIDOW, Music by Lehar in English; Performances begin Sat., Dec. 3 at 7:30pm; Continues thru Jan. 8; $30, $25 seniors, kids and students. New Year's Eve Gala on Sat., Dec. 31 at 7pm; View The Merry Widow and enjoy a homemade dinner buffet before the show, party favors, countdown and more; $125.
The Construction Company, 10 E. 18th St., bet 5th & Broadway, 3rd floor walk-up, 212-924-7882: OSCAR Espina Ruiz preforming clarinet works by Bernola, Carter, Gaingne and more; Nov. 18, 8pm; $15, students $10.
dekk, 134 Reade St., 212-941-9404: Sun.-The Jazz Brunch, featuring standards & original compositions with the Tony DiGregorio Trio, 1-4 p.m., no cover & no min.; Mon.-Rifftide, with Bryant DuPre & Roman Ivanoff, 7-10 p.m., no cover.
Greenwich House Music School, Renee Weiler Concert Hall, 46 Barrow St., 212-242-4770: NORTH RIVER MUSIC SERIES 2005-06, Thursdays at 8pm. $15, $10 students & seniors. Nov., 17: William Mayer, composer.
greenwich village bistro, 13 Carmine St., 212-206-9777: Whirled Music, nightly music with no cover charge at any time, call for a given evenings schedule.
tHE nEW sCHOOL, Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th St., 212-243-9937: CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE, Hear outstanding young musicians on the verge of major careers and a few of their mentors. Begins Sun., Nov. 20 at 2pm with the Atlas Piano Trio playing music by Beethoven, Dorothy Chang and Dvorak. $15, $5 students.
Third Street Music School Settlement, 235 E. 11th St., 212-777-3240: FACULTY ARTIST SERIES, Fri., Nov. 18 at 7:30pm, enjoy the music of Mozart and Stravinsky played by Mary Jo Pagano on piano and other guests. Also view a special presentation by speaker Bruce Adolphe, artistic and education advisor for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. First come, first served. Free.