our 27th season

CONTEXT’s 2022–23 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.

Beethoven dedicated many of his greatest works to his patron, friend, and fellow-composer Archduke Rudolph of Vienna.▸ ▸ ▸

The immensely talented French composer Lili Boulanger was the first woman to receive the coveted Prix de Rome for composition—at the age of 19! Read more ▸ ▸ ▸

World got you down? Things looking grim? Need cheering up? This is the concert for you! Read more ▸ ▸ ▸

Just two days before Franz’s 206th birthday, Context presents two of his greatest—but rarely performed—chamber works. Read more ▸ ▸ ▸

Context’s annual concert featuring brilliant Shepherd School students is always one of our most anticipated. 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 ▸ ▸ ▸

“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 James M. Vaughn Foundation


The Wortham Foundation