Labro’s collaborations with symphonies and orchestras often encompass the dual roles of soloist as well as composer/arranger. His most 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). He has also collaborated with contemporary composers such as Bryce Dessner and Avner Dorman, performing as a soloist in their new works and orchestral premieres on bandoneon and accordion. As a classical composer, Labro’s accordion concerto, Apricity, has been featured by the Rochester Symphony and the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. To see a concerto repertoire, please click here.
100 Years of Astor Piazzolla
After a day of playing the accordion in the streets of Marseille, serendipity hit Labro at the tender age of 12 when he used the money he had made to purchase Piazzolla’s Libertango from a used record store. Mesmerized by the music, Labro was inspired to learn the bandoneon, thereby resetting the trajectory of his musical voice, perspective and career. In honor of the upcoming centennial of Piazzolla’s birth, Labro has developed an orchestral program showcasing Piazzolla’s best and least known works. Labro will simultaneously remind audiences of why they love Piazzolla with classics such as Libertango, Adios Nonino, etc while also exposing the audience to some of the maestro’s forgotten gems. Video teaser.