This season UChicago Presents offers a series dedicated to exploring the life, works, influences, and legacy of György Ligeti (1923-2006), one of the most significant 20th century composers.
Born in Transylvania to a Hungarian-Jewish family, György Ligeti lived through the tumultuous events of the 20th century, including the Hitler/Nazi and Stalin/Soviet regimes. As a composer caught between – and wanting to escape – the walls of tonality of the past and the avant-garde, he found his way through many musical influences with his own original music, which, toward the end of his life, he characterized as “non-atonality.” His music has been widely heard in films by Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island), among others, and continues to inspire the interest and passion of countless musicians.
The series begins and ends with artists who had close and deep associations with Ligeti, bookending performances of his works by younger generations of artists and ensembles who continue to perpetuate his legacy.
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