2017 Sister Cities of Houston Annual Fall Concert “Sister Cities – Our Bridges to the World”, Nov. 18

By | November 1, 2017

HOUSTON — Sister Cities Houston President Harry Gee stated, “As the world becomes smaller, and connections online become more frequent than face-to-face interactions, multicultural understanding at the community level is more important than ever.”

On Saturday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m., Sister Cities of Houston presents its 2017 Annual Fall Concert “Sister Cities – Our Bridges to the World” at MATCH. The Fall Concert is an annual international variety show that features local and international performers from Houston and its 18 Sister Cities.

2017 performances include:

Mixteco Ballet Folklorico, HSPVA Choral Ensemble (Julia Hall, Director), Nao Kusazaki (Ballerina from Japan), Newman Liu (Chinese master viola player formerly with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra) and WAWEL (Polish Folk Dancers).

Admission includes a fully catered reception with the performers and international dignitaries immediately following the show. Mayor Turner will be in attendance and presenting awards to the performers.

To purchase tickets, go to https://matchouston.org/events/2017-sister-cities-houston-annual-fall-concert

Houston Sister Cities of Houston includes 18 international cities: Abu Dhabi, Baku, Basrah, Chiba, Grampian Region, Guayaquil, Huelva, Istanbul, Karachi, Leipzig, Luanda, Nice, Perth, Shenzhen, Stavanger, Taipei, Tampico and Tyumen.

Sister Cities International was created in 1956 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a press conference about “methods by which people can gradually learn a bit more of each other.” The goal was to help build the road to enduring peace and prosperity between people from different communities around the globe.

For more information go to www.sistercitieshouston.org

About Sister Cities of Houston

Sister Cities Houston is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization created to develop and implement programs and activities that connect the cities on mutually beneficial matters.

Reflecting the vision of Sister Cities International, Sister Cities of Houston was established to promote the values of sister city relationships which include citizen-based international understanding, cooperation, and people-to-people exchanges.

Sister Cities of Houston’s goals are to raise awareness in the community about Houston’s 18 relationships as well as support the activities of the individual sister city associations, which involve developing intercultural appreciation, promoting international trade and commerce, and increasing tourism.

https://matchouston.org/events/2017-sister-cities-houston-annual-fall-concert

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