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CONTEXT’S 26TH SEASON

Context’s 26th Season is a music lover’s dream. Each unique program focuses on a particular time—or style, or genre—of special beauty and surprise. Each concert includes thrilling masterpieces, along with fascinating rarely-heard discoveries, in illuminating performances on our world-class collection of superb historical instruments—the kinds of instruments the music’s first listeners would have heard. And each concert includes concise, engaging comments to enliven your pleasure in the music.

For 25 years, Music in Context has had an uncommon mission:

⦿ Find the most compelling and imaginative chamber-music compositions from the 18th to the 21st centuries;

⦿ Create intriguing, varied and focused programs;

⦿ Put them in the hands of the most insightful and communicative musicians from across the U.S. and Europe;

⦿ Perform them on the most beautiful and authentic instruments for each era;

⦿ And present them on Sunday afternoons, in an intimate hall of superior acoustics, where you’ll be close to the stage!

Find out more about the pianos by clicking on their photo.

photo of 1810 Rosenberger piano
1810 Rosenberger
photo of 1826 Graf piano
1826 Graf
photo of 1852 Bosendorfer piano
1852 Bösendorfer
photo of 1890 Bluthner piano
1890 Blüthner

Musicians 2021–22

photo of Richard Belcher
Richard Belcher
cello
photo of Stephanie Chase
Stephanie Chase
violin
photo of Brian Connelly
Brian Connelly
piano
photo of Joan DerHovsepian
Joan DerHovsepian
viola
photo of Chelsea de Souza
Chelsea de Souza
piano
photo of Jean-Michel Fonteneau
Jean-Michel Fonteneau
cello
photo of Timothy Jones
Timothy Jones
bass-baritone
photo of Michael Kannen
Michael Kannen
cello
photo of
Maureen Nelson
violin
photo of Alexander Woods
Alexander Woods
violin

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