Bastianich, Beethoven

At Guild Hall

   Italian food, Mozart, and Beethoven are on the menu at Guild Hall this week.
    On Sunday at 11 a.m. Florence Fabricant will host the first of a series of discussions called “Stirring the Pot: Conversations With Culinary Celebrities,” this one featuring Lidia Bastianich, the chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and star of her own public television cooking show.
    Ms. Bastianich has been an owner and partner in restaurants such as Felidia, Becco, Esca, and Del Posto. Along with her son, Joe Bastianich, and teammates Mario Batali and Oscar Farinetti, she opened Eataly, the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in New York City. Admission is $15, and $13 for members. A limited number of $75 tickets will include brunch with the speakers at 10 a.m.
    On Sunday night, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581, and Beethoven’s Septet in E flat major (Op. 20). The orchestra performs approximately 70 concerts each year.
    Prime orchestra and V.I.P. reception tickets are available at $75 and $70 for members. Orchestra seats are $40 and $38 for members; balcony seats are $25, and $23 for members.