An acquired taste
I have been visiting Lithuania for the best part of eight years (part business and part pleasure) and have made over 30 visits to its wonderful capital city of Vilnius, but have also managed to take in visits to Kaunas and Siauliai, albeit in the latter case an encounter with a 40 ton truck curtailed our visit and required a lengthy visit to the local A&E.
As an avid music fan I have tried to take in as much culture as possible by attending concerts by the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra or LNSO (Lietuvos Nacionalinis Simfoninis Orkestras, LNSO) and operas at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (LNOBT) which, is often considered to be the “jewel in the crown” as far as Lithuanian culture goes.
I have seen excellent orchestral concerts and heard the music of Mahler, Richard Strauss, Lutoslawski and Elgar and saw the most magnificent…
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