Yearly Archives: 2015

Dear speakers and friends of the German language, I would like to invite you to help promote the study of the German language in the Houston area by serving as a “judge” at the Houstonfest German contest. Some of you have helped us before, and for others it would be the first time — it […]

Report of the Nominating Committee Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association November 9, 2015 The nominating committee, consisting of Kathryn Kennedy, Steve Braun and Angelika Schmidt-Lange met on during various times and by telephone to consider eligible candidates for the board of directors of the association for the 2014/2015 term of office. The nominating committee presents the […]

Imagine helping tens of thousands of Texans for over 30 years of Gulf Coast disaster relief, and then a few months ago, the rains start and you yourself become a victim of the floods with three feet of water in your home. Meet Steve Vetrano, Regional Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Houston Area Chapter […]

Just a brief note to let you know that the Museum of Fine Arts cordially invites you to a special concert celebrating the final day of the spectacular Habsburg exhibition: The Habsburgs: Dangerous Liaisons, Fate, and Demise—A Story Told through the Music of Bohemian Composers, with classical pianist Fabio Banegas Jiříček today, Sunday, September 13, […]

With much regret we received the following letter from the City of Leipzig and the Gewandhaus Orchestra: 3rd of September 2015 The End of an Era Riccardo Chailly, the Gewandhauskapellmeister for the past ten years, will end his work with the orchestra in the 2015/2016 season. He will direct his last concerts as the Gewandhauskapellmeister […]

We all remember the fabulous all-Mendelssohn performance by the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig under the baton of Riccardo Chailly in Jones Hall here in Houston last November.  When we reported on the audience reaction, many were overcome with the sheer beauty of the performance; some classified it as the musical highlight of their lives.  Now the […]

In commemoration of the 1000th Anniversary of the City of Leipzig, the Bach Society Houston presents an Abendmusik concert at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004, on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. The program will consist of music by Leipzig composers throughout history, with combinations of the Bach Choir Houston […]