Right now I'm going home after organ improvisation recital "Passion of Christ" based on the paintings of Aloyzas Stasiulevicius at St Joseph church in Kedainiai on the occasion of the opening of his exhibition. The challenge was to fit the style of the paintings with my improvisation on a one manual organ with 10 stops. Went better than expected.
Had only a short try on this organ after which discovered that 3 out of 13 stops are heavily out of tune. Local organist thought I was going to play at a Mass, haha! Had a nice walk in this town when we arrived.
After the concert the mayor of Kedainiai invited everyone to dinner. One of the symbols of the town is cucumber because they have this preserve factory. So they gave us cucumber ice cream, among other things which was kind of refreshing...
From the talks with the head of cultural center it looks like I'll have a chance to come back here with organ demonstration or organ duet recital...
Hope you will enjoy the video and if you want to see more photos from this trip, check out this post.
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