Sometimes striking out on one’s own means stepping back. That’s the tack Brahms took in the 19th century against Wagner’s “over-the top” excesses. Samuel Barber’s romanticisms were just as courageous as 20th-century dissonance. In this performance, we hear the works of these two passionate purists including Brahms’ Four Songs for Women’s Chorus and Neues Liebeslieder Waltzes along with Barber’s celebrated Adagio for Strings set for choir to the text of “Agnus Dei.” Renowned pianist Brian Connelly joins us playing a 19th-century Bösendorfer piano Brahms himself could have played.

Ticket Information

  • $40 General Admission
  • $36 Senior (65+)
  • $10 Students (Must present valid student ID at Will Call)


Ample free parking is available to all patrons in the main parking lot of the church.

Handicap Access to Sanctuary

Enter in through the Welcome Center, located to the right of the sanctuary. Go around the stairs and take the elevator up to level 2. Turn right after exiting the elevator and go through the doors and the sanctuary is located at the bottom of the ramp.


November 18, 2017


South Main Baptist Church
4100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002