Labro’s collaborations with professional symphonies and orchestras encompass the dual roles of soloist as well as composer/arranger. His recent appearances with the New World Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Luke, Detroit Symphony, A Far Cry and many more, have featured the works of Astor Piazzolla (bandoneon), Sofia Gubaidulina (accordion), etc. Labro’s most recent project showcases the best and least known works of Astor Piazzolla, paying homage in honor of the centennial of Piazzolla’s birth. For concerto list & orchestral projects, please click here.
Labro’s programs The Big Squeeze, an eye opening showcase into the beauty and versatility of the accordion and bandoneon, and The Chanson Experiment, a search into his French roots and the music of his childhood, were presented by UMS, Princeton Music Series, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and many more to rave reviews. His latest project is an exploration into the music and evolution of Astor Piazzolla. For more information and list of all chamber music programs & collaborations, please click here.
Labro’s Jazz collaborations, including the Julien Labro Quartet, can only be described as a genre bending amalgamation of jazz and world music. Labro draws from his diverse background and eclectic musical influences as he searches for new themes and untried concepts, transforming and developing his creative ideas into new music. For more information, please click here.