A whole lot of percussion going on with Eighth Blackbird and Amadinda

Chicago Classical Review

By John Y. Lawrence

The University of Chicago Presents’ György Ligeti series continued Friday night at the Logan Center with a marathon of marimbas, in which the Chicago-based Eighth Blackbird sextet was joined by Hungarian percussion quartet Amadinda.

The program was mainly dedicated to works by Steve Reich and two Ligetis (father György and son Lukas). Though these are not composers one normally links stylistically, the concert unearthed submerged continuities between them.

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