Leaving Romania was a very strong, touching experience, since in the short time we were working together, we developed strong ties between the members of the ensemble, and with the overall concept of the project. In one word, nobody wanted to part ways, just when the best time had begun! But so is life sometimes, and, on the positive side, I can say with confidence that all the actors involved in the project (organizers, musicians, audiences) are up for another round... which we will make happen, of course!
At this moment, I will have to leave you. I hope to have sometime tomorrow in Chicago to put in written some kind of epilogue or wrapping-up thoughts about this whole tour. Until then!
Update: nearing the end of my last day in Serbia, we met with talented singer and composer Zelko Joksimovic http://www.zeljkojoksimovic.com/ in his apartment in Belgrade. We spent two lovely hours talking about music and sorting YouTube videos of his performances and a couple of mine. Sonja, and Zelko's partner in life Jovana, accompanied us. I felt very happy to meet such a talented and hard-working artist, and hope to meet him again when he comes on tour this November to the US.