The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton MARCH GRAB BAG AVE PABLO “Homage to Picasso,” an exhibition, of paintings, drawings, prints, posters and books from the de Menil Collection and the Menil Foundation Collection, presented by Rice University’s Institute for the Arts; through April 28, Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-6, Rice Museum, Houston. INDIAN ART “Contemporary Indian Artists” provides look at works by graduates of Institute of American Indian Arts, which has replaced 1930’s paternalism of Bureau of Indian Affairs’ art training with nativistic approach; through March 31, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth. FACULTY ART Teachers’ turn as members of UT Art Faculty display works in annual exhibition; through April 21, Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin. FROM THE MET Listen to Saturday afternoon opera on the radio: Rossini’s “Barber of Seville,” March 2; new production of Verdi’s “I Vespri Siciliani” March 9; another new production, Berlioz’ “Les Troyens,” March 16; brand new “Goetterdaemmerung” by Wagner, March 23; and Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly,” March 30; both AM and FM local stations. ART & FILMS Wellesley Junior Art Show, through March; also series of fine arts films: “Henry Moore” and “Dance: Robert Jeffrey Ballet,” March 14; “This is Ben Shahn” and “Composers: Electronic Music,” March 21; “Zen in Ryoko-in,” March 28; also featuring lecture series, with such topics as March 12 morning lecture, “The Woman in the Art and Architecture of India”; Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin. CHAPLIN One of nicer film series to come along, comprehensive look at Charles Chaplin, with monthly showings of classics such as March last starring film, released for first time in this country, co-starring Dawn Adams in satiric look at 1950s America; series continues into fall, 1974, with “The Great Dictator,” “The Kid,” rare short “The Idle Class,” “The Gold Rush,” “The Circus,” “The Immigrant,” “The Chaplin Revue,” “Monsieur Verdoux,” “Limelight,” “Modern Times,” and “City Lights”; monthly, Arnold Hall, University of Houston, Houston. ANIMAL REBELLION Brazilian artist Nelson Leirner has created more than 30 drawings depicting “The Rebellion of the Animals,” hypothetical society and its evolution under pressure; through March 20, Michener Galleries, University of Texas, Austin. MARCH 1 SPACED-OUT ALICE “Alice and Wonderland,” the rock musical we’ve all heard about, currently playing Thursdays through Sundays; 8 p.m., Wonderland Theatre, 2030 W. Gray, Houston. KOREAN VIOLINIST Kyung-Wha Chung, 25-year-old Korean violinist who won the prestigious Leventritt competition in 1967, performs with Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Music Hall, Dallas. MAC IS BACK Mac Davis, in concert sponsored by Baylor Student Union; 8 p.m., Waco Hall, Baylor University, Waco. OH DAD “Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad,” bemoaned by student cast; through March 5, Laboratory Theatre, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. MARCH 2 FOLKLORICO Making annual sweep of Southwest, Amalia Hernandez’ Ballet Folklorico, with some new pre-Hispanic Indian dances in their repertory; through March 3, Music Hall, Houston; March 4-5, State Fair Music Hall, Dallas. MARCH 3 GREENING OF HOUSTON Al Green and his entourage, in concert; 8 p.m., Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston. MARCH 4 NIK Alwin Nikolais, master of light, sound, space, and dance, brings his renowned Nikolais Dance Company, with Murray Louis, in a mind-bending multimedia theatre experience; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. ELEGANT WIT Noel Coward’s “Private Lives,” with student cast; through March 7, March 18-23, Studio Theatre, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos. MARCH 5 BEASTLY MUSICAL There’s this lion with a thorn in his paw, and this slave befriends him, but I wouldn’t tell all of “Androcles and the Lion,” children’s theatre version performed by six players in commedia dell arte style; 1 p.m. through March 9, with evening performance March 7, Southwestern University, Georgetown. SEAGULL IN SONG Thomas Pasatieri took Anton Chekov’s “The Seagull” and made an opera of it; world premiere with Met mezzo Frederica Von Stade and baritone John Reardon, directed by Frank Corsaro; also March 8, 10, Jones Hall, Houston. STRIKE UP THE BAND Why not try the Varsity Bands Concert for a little variety; 8:15 p.m., Texas Tech University, Lubbock. MARCH 6 CIVIC MUSIC Dallas Civic Music brings violinist Nathan Milstein onstage; McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas; also March 8, 8 p.m., Texas Union Main Ballroom, University of Texas, Austin. MARCH 7 REDDY FOR THIS? Helen Reddy in one-person show well, not quite, since Robert Klein is along; through March 9, Houston Music Theatre, Houston. SYMPHONY SOUNDS Tech Symphony Orchestra harmonizes; 8:15 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Lubbock. MARCH 8 SHOCKING SALOME Strauss’ opera that’s had ’em all on their ears, “Salome,” \(banned at Association and Austrian soprano Maria Kouba, vamping her way through the “Hair” of the opera circuit; also March 10, Convention Center Theatre, Fort Worth. CHOIR CONCERT Lend an ear to Tech Choir Concert; 8:15 p.m., University Center Ballroom, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. MARCH 9 COMIC OPERA Verdi’s “Falstaff,” Italian opera sung in English, in joint Drama and Music Department production, directed by Walter Ducloux; also March 12, 14, 16, Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. BAROQUE FLUTE Considered by some the finest flutist in the world, Jean-Pierre Rampal in “A Baroque Evening” of Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major and Mozart’s Concerto in G Major, with Dallas Symphony Orchestra performing selections from Handel and Bach; 8:15 p.m., Caruth Auditorium, Dallas. MARCH 10 ABT AT ARMADILLO One of the state’s niftiest Sunday night treats, ballet and beer at the Armadillo, with Stanley Hall’s Austin Ballet Theatre performing series of ballets; 7:30 p.m., Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin. MARCH 11 HARPSICHORDIST Fernando Valenti on the harpsichord; 8:15 p.m., University Center Ballroom, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. MARCH 12 CALLAS IN DALLAS Even if she’s not up to snuff, it’s worth it hearing Maria Callas in concert with Giuseppe di Stefano; Music Hall, Dallas. CONCERT DUE Lora Ching, pianist, joins Arthur Follows, cellist, in concert; 8:15 p.m., Museum, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. MARCH 14 GUEST CONDUCTOR Louis Lane conducts Dallas Symphony Orchestra in Wever’s Overture to Opera “Oberon,” Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G. Minor, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F Minor; also March 16, Music Hall, Dallas. HELEN KELLER STORY “The Miracle Worker,” story of Annie Sullivan’s battle to salvage Helen Keller, produced by Dallas Repertory Theater; through April 14, Dallas Repertory Theatre, Dallas. SOPRANO SOLOES Anna Reynolds, Metropolitan Opera soprano, performs solo; 8:15 p.m., University Center Ballroom, Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
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