Tomorrow I have a joint recital at St Casimir's church where 4 of the organists of different Jesuit churches from around Lithuania will play together. I will be improvising a 10 minute piece. I'm debating whether I should go and practice there before the concert to refresh my memory of this instrument or should I make it a musical discovery and adventure...
But my biggest focus this week will be on our duet recital at St John's church for which we begin rehearsals at church starting tomorrow. After Svendborg we decided to repeat this program on the occasion of Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis' birthday.
There should have been an organ demonstration for a group of kindergarten kids at my church tomorrow but they cancelled the event because the university didn't promote it and so there were no signups. Our cultural center will be promoting it for the event in October, I think.
On Wednesday our Unda Maris organ studio is starting their practices at the church after summer vacation so @laputis and I will be leading the first rehearsal. We are moving Unda Maris studio rehearsals to Wednesdays because this is the day when @laputis is free from school. And obviously without her our organ studio just wouldn't be the same... I already received several inquiries from members of Vilnius University community who want to join. Most recent was an email from a lady from China who is studying Lithuanian language here in Vilnius and wants to learn to play the organ. So, we'll see what our new students look like soon enough.
Oh and I shouldn't neglect the fact that from Saturday I'm starting to teach harmony for a group of church organists at Vilnius Cathedral. After Wednesday I will start preparing my notes for them.
What will you be working on this week?
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