On Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m., Sister Cities of Houston presents its 2018 Annual Fall Concert “Sister Cities – Citizen to Citizen Diplomacy” at MATCH. The Fall Concert is an annual international variety show that features local and international performers from Houston and its 18 Sister Cities to celebrate how arts and culture empower communication across communities.
2018 performances include:
Ballet Folklorico Raices del Peru, Peruvian Cultural Dance, Xena Aouita vocalist who draws inspiration from her Moroccan roots, Langham Creek Choir, Solero Flamenco, Houston’s premier flamenco performance company, Dance of Asian America, Chinese cultural dance.
Admission of $25 includes the Annual Fall Concert and a reception with the performers and international dignitaries immediately following the show. To purchase tickets, go to www.matchouston.org or call 713-521-4533.
Sister Cities International was created by President Eisenhower to help build the road to enduring peace and prosperity between people from different communities around the globe.
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.
VIP tickets are $100 each and include a private reception with the Mayor and sponsors prior to the event from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Sponsorships are available for next year’s SCI convention in Houston. To obtain VIP tickets and for sponsorships, please contact Kham Vargas @ Kham.Vargas@eastwestbank.com. A Silent Auction is planned from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., in the Gallery. For more information go to www.sistercitieshouston.org
About Sister Cities of Houston
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 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.