our 26th season

CONTEXT’s 2021–22 concerts will be held Sunday afternoons at 4pm at the Duncan Recital Hall in the Alice Pratt Brown Hall (The Shepherd School of Music) at Rice University.

What better way to start the season than with exuberant and rhapsodic music from a fraternity of young, brilliant Romantics? Read more ▸ ▸ ▸

Written 20 years apart, the 1st and 5th Sonatas for Cello and Piano are a joyride of high spirits and daring instrumental brilliance. Read more ▸ ▸ ▸

Best known for his glorious English church music, Howell’s transcendent Piano Quartet is a revelation of solace and spiritual uplift. Read more ▸ ▸ ▸

Beethoven’s last major piano composition: a comic masterpiece, and a rollicking explosion of creativity, on a peerless piano from his time. Read more ▸ ▸ ▸

Two terrifyingly precocious kids; two very different paths. Hear these delicious rarities performed on the kinds of instruments their first audiences would have heard. Read more ▸ ▸ ▸

Context’s season-closing concert showcases extraordinary students from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Read more ▸ ▸ ▸

“Music-making at its most captivating”

The Houston Chronicle


Support and Major Funding Provided by:

The Brown Foundation

The Cullen Trust for the Performng Arts

The James M. Vaughn Foundation

The Wortham Foundation