November 17, 2018 – Sister Cities International Annual Conference 2019 – Kick-Off Reception and Fall Concert

Each year, the founding organization, Sister Cities International, selects a new host city for the prestigious Annual Conference, which highlights Sister Cities’ mission. Houston has been selected to host the 2019 Sister Cities International Annual Conference. In preparation for this opportunity, join us as a sponsor and attendee on November 17, 2018 at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH). Our celebration will include Sister Cities of Houston’s Fall Concert and SCI Annual Conference VIP Kick-off Reception, where we will celebrate how arts and culture has empowered us to communicate across communities. Sponsors of this event can receive access to and recognition during next year’s Annual Conference. See flyer for more information.

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  • Houston-Tampico – Historical Photographs of the Mexican Oil Industry
    9:30 am-10:00 am
    2018.01.17

    Houston-Tampico Sister City Association, our fellow Sister City association:

    You are cordially invited to the presentation of the first historical photographic calendar on the oil industry in Mexico. We will make the presentation during Houston City Council to the Mayor of the city, led by Mexico’s Consul General Oscar Rodriguez:

    Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    Time: 9:30 in the morning
    Place: Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby, Houston 77002

    There is metered parking on the streets. Or you can park underneath Tranquility Park (flat rate). Please arrive early because we are at the beginning of City Council agenda.

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  • Houston-Leipzig – Houston Saengerbund 3rd Annual German Vocal Competition
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    2018.01.20

    For lovers of German vocal music!

    On Saturday, January 20, 2018, the Houston Saengerbund will present its 3rd Annual German Vocal Competition, The Saengerbund Awards. The final concert is a Liederabend featuring eight national finalists who will compete for $7500 in prize money. Each performer will perform two German selections from opera, operetta, Lieder, or folk songs. The judging panel will rank the finalists, and the cash prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the evening. There is also an opportunity for the audience to participate by voting for the Audience Favorite Award.

    This year’s final judging panel includes professional singers and musicians from Houston Grand Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Opera in the Heights, and the University of Houston. Former winners of the Saengerbund Awards have gone on to important engagements at Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera, and the Seattle Opera, as well as appearances with the Dallas Symphony, the Minneapolis Symphony and the Quasthoff Vocal Awards in Heidelberg, Germany.

    The event is free to the public and will include a reception following the competition. The Saengerbund Awards will commence at 7:30 pm at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman, Houston, TX, 77004.

    For more details, click here:

    http://houstonleipzig.org/2018/01/02/houston-saengerbund-3rd-annual-german-vocal-competition/

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