The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton NOVEMBER GRAB BAG TURN-ON Ford Hall Forum continues excellent series of public radio addresses, with psychologist Dr. Thomas A. Harris, Nov. 11; Judith Crist, Nov. 18; Boston police commissioner Robert DeGrazia, Nov. 25; think tanker Herman Kahn, Dec. 2; local public radio stations. MODERN ISMS Constructivism, Suprematism, non-objectivism and such, representing “The Non-Objective World, 1914-1955,” with works by Mondrian, Kandinsky, Albers, Calder, Moholy-Nagy, others; through Dec. 16, Huntington Gallery, Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin. NOVEMBER 2 SOME CHICK “Coq D ‘Or, Rimsky-Korsakov’s exciting opera, with Donald Gramm, Jeanette Scovotti, Irene Oliver, William Johns; also Nov. 4, 6, Dallas Civic Opera, Dallas. WOLFF-MAN ED Albee’s “Everything in the Garden,” with San Antonio Little Theatre cast; through Nov. 4, also Nov. 9-11, Arena Theatre, San Pedro Playhouse, San Antonio. BEG YOUR PARDON Lynn Anders6n, the rose-garden gal, in concert; 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. COUNTRY COUSINS Charlie Rich, current biggie on the country scene, with sidekick Tom T. Hall; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio; also Nov. 4, Music Hall, Houston. SO LONG, SISTER First Repertory Company presents screwy-scary “Killing of Sister George;” through Nov. 17, First Repertory Theatre, HemisFair Plaza, San Antonio. NOVEMBER 3 FINE ARTS FEST 32nd annual UT Fine Arts Festival opens with Benjamin Britten’s fantasy opera borrowed from the Bard, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” staged by UT Qpera Theatre; through Nov. 4, also Nov. 6, 10, UTOPIA \(University of Texas Opera Project in Austin. PETER SERKIN Famed pianist appears with Guarneri String Quartet, in concert; Jones Hall, Houston. NOVEMBER 4 MULTI-MEDIA Brass Winds of Odessa, Dance Ensemble of Amarillo, and Singing Boys of Houston Concert Choir team in UT Fine Arts 2 The Texas Observer Festival concert; 4 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. NOVEMBER 5 AMERICAN TROUBADOUR Hal Shane, guitarist-singer of folk songs and ballads; 8:15 p.m., McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas. FOLLOW THE LEADER Jean Berger’s “The Pied Piper” performed by University Chamber Singers; 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. SYMPHONY Carl ills ritualistic “Carmina Burana,” with Lawrence Foster conducting Houston Symphony Orchestra; also Nov. 6, Jones Hall, Houston. NOVEMBER 7 NYCB STARS Helgi Tomasson, premier danseur with New York City Ballet, and Gelsey Kirkland, Balanchine’s prima ballerina, perform pas de deux on program with San Antonio Ballet Company’s complete “Sleeping Beauty”; 8 p.m., Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University, San Antonio. GUITAR MAN Noted guitarist Christopher. Parkening in UT Solo Artist Series; 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin; also appearing Nov. 9 with Austin Symphony Orchestra, Municipal Auditorium, Austin. O’NEILL ONSTAGE Eugene O’Neill’s “Beyond the Horizon,” performed by Trinity cast; Theater One, Trinity University, San Antonio. NOVEMBER 8 CHAMBER MUSIC French Chamber Orchestra, 12-member group of classical musicians, perform varied selections with violinist Jeane-Pierre Wallez; 8 p.m., Laurie’ Auditorium, Trinity University, San Antonio. GREASY KID STUFF Rock musical that cashed in on 50s fad, “Grease,” complete with ducktails, bobby sox, and national touring company cast; 8:30 p.m., Theatre for the Performing Arts, HemisFair Plaza, San Antonio, Nov. 9-11, Music Hall, Houston. BAND MUZAK Good old banging band concert, with Texas Tech Stage Band; Texas Tech University, Lubbock. OPERA Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas,” performed by Trinity lovers of grand old opry; Attic Two Theatre, Trinity University, San Antonio. NOVEMBER 9 WHO, ME? “You, Me and Who,” new musical play for youngsters created by Houston’s High School of Performing Arts students; 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. NOVEMBER 10 MASTERSINGERS Marvellee Cariaga, contralto, and Mastersingers, conducted by Roger Melone, perform Haydn “Symphony No. 93,” Brahms “Alto Rhapsody” and Prokofieff s “Alexander Nevsky;” 8:30 p.m., Theatre for the Performing Arts; also Nov. 12, Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University, San Antonio. NOVEMBER 11 ALL-BRITTEN CONCER Benjamin Britten on tap, with performances by faculty artists of his “Serenade for Tenor, Horn, Strings, Op. 31” plus other works; 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. SWEET CHARLEY PRIDE Country Charley with special guests, Ronnie Milsap and the Four Guys, in concert; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio. ROD THE K Rod Kennedy rounds up his geriatric groupies for another nostalgia night, with Glenn Miller Orchestra providing dance vibes; Municipal Auditorium, Austin. NOVEMBER 12 CHAMBER MUSIC Salzburg Mozarteum String Quartet is the real stuff, in concert; 8:15 p.m., University Center Ballroom, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. OPERA STAR First Austin recital of opera star Mattiwilda Dobbs, now on UT music faculty, with cycle of children’s songs by Leonard Bernstein; 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. MOVABLE CONCERT James Rives Jones conducts SMU Chamber Orchestra in Berio’s one-act opera, “Passaggio,” in Bob Hope Theatre, at conclusion of which audience will move to nearby Caruth Auditorium to hear Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5” and Haydn’s 31st symphony; Southern Methodist University, Dallas. PRAY LATER Hart and Kaufmann’s “You Can’t Take It With You,” performed by SWTS drama students; through Nov. 17, University Theatre, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos. NOVMEBER 13 FIGARO, FIGARO Mozart’s light-hearted “Marriage of Figaro,” with Houston Grand Opera and guests Robert Shiesley and Carol Wilcox; also Nov. 16-18, Jones Hall, Houston. THESIS PLAY Esmeralda Garza of Mission directs Edward Albee’s “Ballad of the Sad Cafe” in UT Masters of Fine Arts workshop series; through Nov. 16, Drama Building Theater Room, University of Texas, Austin.
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