The Abramyan String Quartet will mark its first anniversary with a concert at 5 p.m. today at the Salt Lake Art Center, next to Abravanel Hall.

Composed of violinists Gerald Elias and Lynnette Stewart, violist Scott Lewis and cellist John Eck-stein, the quartet is named for their late Utah Symphony colleague, violinist Ashot Abramyan. This afternoon they will be heard in quartets of Haydn (his Op. 76, No. 5), Schubert (the Quartett-Satz in C minor) and Smetana ("From My Life").Admission is $10, or free to students and children, with a first-birthday-cake reception to follow.

- FLUTIST LISSA HEPNER WILDMAN and pianist Karen Kuenzi will present a recital of 20th-century romantic music at 7:30 this evening at First Presbyterian Church, South Temple and C streets.

Their program will include sonatas of Hindemith and Robert Baksa, sonatinas of Keith Gates and Eldin Burton and the "Suite Antique" of English composer John Rutter. Burton's Sonatina was the winning composition in the 1948 New York Flute Club Contest. Admission is free.

- THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers will present a pair of concerts this week, the first this evening at the U.'s Gardner Hall and the second Friday, March 3, in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.

Directed by John M. Cooksey, the two groups will be heard in music spanning the Renaissance to the present day. Included will be motets of Byrd, Lassus and Palestrina, excerpts from Mozart's "Coronation" Mass, part songs of Mendelssohn, Stanford and Finzi and opera choruses of Verdi, Offenbach and Rossini.

In addition organist Linda Margetts will accompany Parry's "I Was Glad" and saxophonist Mark Ely will join the Concert Chorale in Morales' "Parce Mihi Domine." Tickets to the Gardner Hall performance is $5 ($3 students); admission to the Assembly Hall performance is free.

- THE WEBER STATE Symphony Orchestra, Michael A. Palumbo conducting, will present its second concert of the season this evening at the Ogden school's Browning Center for the Performing Arts.

The program will consist of three works: Ives' "The Unanswered Question," Rousseau's "Pastoral Variations," with harpist Jennifer Leishman as soloist, and the Brahms First Symphony.

Also at Weber State University this week, the WSU Symphonic Band will perform Tuesday, Feb. 28, under the direction of Thomas Root and guest conductor Rod Wayman, followed by the WSU Percussion Ensemble on Thursday, March 2, also at the Browning Center.

Starting time for each is 7:30 p.m., with admission $4 ($3 students and senior citizens).

- UTAH SYMPHONY CONCERTMASTER Ralph Matson and pianist David Buechner, grand-prize winner of the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, will be the performers on this evening's Nova Chamber Music Series concert, to begin at 8 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts on the University of Utah campus.

The two artists, who were introduced to each other by conductor Leonard Slatkin, will be heard in three works - Mozart's Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano (K. 526), the Richard Strauss Violin Sonata and Stravinsky's Duo Concertante.

Admission is $10 at the door.

- THE DUO DE PARIS - flutist Joan Marie Bauman and her pianist husband, Eric Arnal - will perform Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.

Their program will feature Bauman as soprano soloist in songs of Brahms, Duparc, Poulenc and Wagner and as flute soloist in the Frank Martin Ballade and music of Corelli and Faure. In addition Arnal will solo in the Chopin "Barcarolle" and his own "Nuages Hie-ro-glyphes."

On Wednesday, March 1, again at 7:30 p.m., the New Zealand Guitar Duo will perform in the Assembly Hall. Composed of guitarists Tony Donaldson and Matthew Mar-shall, the duo will perform pieces by David Farquhar ("Four Anniversaries"), John Duarte ("Four Friendships"), Anthony Ritchie, Ross Harris and Claude Debussy. Farquhar, Ritchie and Ross are all New Zealand composers. Admission to each is free but limited to those 8 and older.

- FLUTIST ELIZABETH RUPPE, of the Brigham Young University music faculty, will perform a free recital Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Provo school's Harris Fine Arts Center.

Accompanied by pianist Dian Baker-Drinkall, harpist Lisa Rytting, violinist Donna Fairbanks, violist Emily Barrett and cellist Nicole Jackson, Ruppe will be heard in Jolivet's "Chant de Linos" for flute, string trio and harp, as well as music of Mozart, Blavet and Widor.

- GUEST CONDUCTOR Matthias Kuntzsch will lead the Utah Symphony in concert Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Brigham Young University's Harris Fine Arts Center.

The program will consist of two Viennese symphonies - Schubert's Eighth (the "Unfinished") and Bruckner's Ninth, as it happens, also unfinished at the time of the composer's death. Kuntzsch has served as general music director of the Saarbruecken State Opera, principal guest conductor of the Basque National Symphony and musical assistant to Wieland and Wolfgang Wagner at Bay-reuth.

Tickets for the de Jong Concert Hall performance are $10 for students, $11 for senior citizens and $12 for the general public, available at the fine arts ticket office (378-4322).

- THE UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will perform Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall of the Chase Fine Arts Center.

Conducted by Nicholas Morrison and John Cody Birdwell, the program will feature the two groups in music of Sousa, Persichetti (his Symphony No. 6), Derek Bourgeois, Alfred Reed and Joaquin Turina. Admission is $5 ($3 students), limited to those 5 and older.

On Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. the USU Symphony Orchestra will present its annual concerto concert, featuring student soloists.

Performing this year will be soprano Leah Current, cellist Brent Smith, guitarist Austin Weyand, Kelly Anderson, pianist Jaime Aikley and flutists Marcie Whittaker and Anna Lisa Clark. Will Kesling will conduct the program, which will open with Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italien" and conclude with Beethoven's "Choral Fantasy."

Admission is $6 ($3 students), or $10 per family.

- LOIS JOHNSON will lead the Utah Valley Choral Society in an evening of sacred music for an a cappella choir on Wednesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Provo Tabernacle.

The featured work will be Randall Thompson's "The Peaceable Kingdom," a sequence of eight choruses to texts drawn from the Book of Isaiah. Also included will be motets of Byrd and Brahms as well as music of Bruckner and Rach-maninoff.

Admission is $6 ($4 students/seniors) at the door.

- THE KING'S SINGERS return to Utah for a concert Wednesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Utah State University's Chase Fine Arts Center.

The world-famous six-man vocal ensemble from Britain will offer a mix of classical material, 20th-century music and selections from the pop repertoire. Tickets are $18 for adults, $9 youths 5-18 and $3 USU students. For information call 797-0305.

- THE PROFESSIONAL CHORAL ensemble Gloriana will present what it is billing as the First Annual Gloriana Choral Festival on Wednesday, March 1, at 8 p.m. at Abravanel Hall.

Joining Gloriana will be the concert choirs of Woods Cross, Murray, Skyline and Mountain View high schools. Choirs will perform individually, with the evening culminating in a mass premiere of Richard Smith's "Beloved Land."

General admission is $5, with all proceeds benefiting the various high school choral programs. For information call 969-3009.

- UTAH BALLET continues its season-opening concerts with performances Thursday through Satur-day, March 2-4, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Utah's Marriott Center for Dance. There is also a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

Premiere pieces include "Viva Vivaldi" by Victoria Morgan, "Inextricably Linked" by Jacque Lynn Bell and artistic director Attila Ficzere's "Napolitana." Ficzere's setting of Ravel's "Bolero" concludes the program.

Tickets at $7 ($4 students/staff and senior citizens) are available at the Olpin Union information desk, Dancewear Unlimited and at the door. The company will also take this program to Kanab High School on March 8 at 7 p.m. and to Panguitch High School on March 9 at 7:30 p.m.

- SENIOR PIANO PERFORMANCE major Allison Rampton Kendell will solo with the University of Utah Symphony Orchestra at its concert Thursday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the U.'s Gardner Hall.

She will be heard in Franck's Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, on a program that also includes Ives' Variations on "America" and the Brahms Fourth Symphony. Conducting will be Robert Debbaut and James Michael Caswell.

Tickets are $5, or $2 students ($1 U. students and senior citizens).

- THE WASATCH TRIO - violinist Shi Hwa Wang, cellist James McWhorter and pinaist Yu-Jane Yang - will perform Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Weber State University's Browning Center.

Their program will feature them in Kodaly's Op. 7 Duo for Violin and Cello, Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No. 1 and Turina's Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 76. Admission is free, but limited to those 5 and older.

- TRUMPET SOLOISTS Jeff Tyzik and Allen Vizzutti - otherwise known as High Class Brass - will join the Mormon Symphony in concert Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.

Featured on the program, which is free to the public, will be music from Bizet's "L'Arlesienne" Suite No. 2 and Bach's E flat major Flute Sonata, together with Viz-zut-ti's own "High Class Brass Suite" and arrangements of "Amazing Grace," "Georgia on My Mind," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" and "Take the A Train."

Starting time each night is 8 p.m., with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Robert C. Bow-den conducts the program.

- JOEL ROSENBERG will conduct the American West Symphony on Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Featured on the free program will be three of the orchestra's members as soloists - Leslie Torchio in the Rondo from the Weber Bassoon Concerto, Angie Klunker in the first movement of Bruch's G minor Violin Concerto and Janet Zarbock in the first movement of the MacDowell Second Piano Concerto.

In addition the orchestra will be heard in music of Copland, Mascagni and Albinoni.