our 28th season

CONTEXT’S 2023–24 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.

CONTEXT’S season opens with the fireworks of boy-genius Mendelssohn’s dazzling Sextet, composed for a unique ensemble of instruments when he was only fifteen! Read more▸ ▸ ▸

A virtuoso masterpiece of Spanish Romantic music, Enrique Granados’ Goyescas is a pinnacle of the piano repertoire, but rarely performed in its entirety. Read more ▸ ▸ ▸

You won’t believe you haven’t heard these fabulous chamber pieces by pathbreaking American Romantics! Read more▸ ▸ ▸

What the world needs now is: more Schubert! Hear soul-charming music by the beloved Romantic, illuminated by our priceless original instruments from his time. Read more ▸ ▸ ▸


Due to circumstances beyond our control, MUSIC OF THE SKY, originally scheduled for January 31 at 8pm, WILL BE CANCELED. We regret any inconvenience and disappointment, and we hope to present the program in the future.

Our annual concert featuring talented Shepherd School students is always one of our most anticipated. With star clarinetist Richie Hawley, in a joyous program of exuberant and engaging music. Read more ▸ ▸ ▸

CONTEXT’S season closes with masterworks by members of the original ‘Romantic Generation’, performed on our 1852 Bösendorfer piano and original instruments. Read more ▸ ▸ ▸


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“Music-making at its most captivating”

The Houston Chronicle

Support and Major Funding Provided by:

The Brown Foundation

The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts

The Wortham Foundation