06Aug 2017

With much sadness we heard that Dr. Hinrich Lehmann-Grube, first Mayor of Leipzig after the fall of the Wall, died on Sunday, August 6, 2017.  He was 84 years old.  Dr. Lehmann-Grube was Mayor when the sister city relationship between Houston and Leipzig was established, and he was instrumental and supportive in bringing the cities […]

19Jun 2017

Leipzig.  Franziska von Sohl. Two new records: international visitors and ticket sales This year’s Leipzig Bach Festival drew to a close on June 18 with a performance of the Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach in St. Thomas’ Church, Leipzig (Germany). Nearly 71,000 visitors attended the 120-plus events that made up the ten-day […]

05Mar 2017

Murder, Mayhem, and a great Meal – the curse of the Ring continues as potions lead to betrayals, deception, and murder. The Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association cordially invites you to a social gathering and talk with the inimitable Paul Hopper, dramaturg at the Houston Grand Opera on Götterdämmerung – The Twilight of Houston Grand Opera’s Ring […]

02Aug 2016

We think of soccer as a game that has been around forever, at least as a street game in Europe and maybe South America, but it’s been only a little over a hundred years that “Fussball” became popular and legal in Germany.  In Bavaria, home to the FC Bayern Munich, one of the most famous […]

11Apr 2016

Our program series for the first half of the year ends with a spectacular offering – Dr. Helga K. Aurisch, European, Curator of European Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, will introduce us with her customary charm, humor, and extensive knowledge to the exhibition High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter on  […]

10Apr 2016

American Space Leipzig is an initiative between the University of Leipzig and the U.S. Government to encourage learning, exchange, and dialogue between the United States and Germany.  The first center of its type in Central Germany, it offers a public platform for dialog and exchange between the USA and Germany on a local level. Its […]

31Mar 2016

Paul Hopper is back by popular demand!  Remember the wonderful presentation he gave us last year about Die Walkuere?  Everyone was enthralled.  Now he will tell us about a great spectacle, masterful storytelling, and electrifying music.  This is the year of Siegfried – the first hero and mortal to appear in a world of gods, […]

27Mar 2016

Vom Eise befreit sind Strom und Bäche Durch des Frühlings holden, belebenden Blick; Im Tale grünet Hoffnungsglück; Der alte Winter, in seiner Schwäche, Zog sich in rauhe Berge zurück. Von dort her sendet er, fliehend, nur Ohnmächtige Schauer körnigen Eises In Streifen über die grünende Flur; Aber die Sonne duldet kein Weißes, Überall regt sich […]