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Interview for Detroit News ‘University Musical Society celebrates the accordion’

By Patrick Dunn Having presented popular shows last season featuring the ukulele, mandolin and bass saxophone, University Musical Society programming director Michael Kondziolka knew just what obscure instrument he wanted to highlight next. “We had a lot of positive response…Continue reading

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Review: ‘Pushing the South American Envelope’

By Bruce Hodges Inexplicably making their New York debut—only because this cracking, Chicago-based ensemble has been in existence since 2010—the Spektral Quartet packed SubCulture for a concert celebrating its newest recording, From This Point Forward (on Azica Records). Adding to the evening’s many…Continue reading

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“Chat” -Labro collaborates w/ Grammy Award Winner pianist & composer Fernando Otero

The creative connection between Fernando OTERO and Julien LABRO has taken form in their collaboration under the name of “CHAT”. The album contains compositions by both musicians, in which improvisation plays a major role,  exploring countermelodies with their respective instruments creating a…Continue reading

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Labro featured on The Sound of Applause

Dee Perry chats with Emily Anthes author of Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts who speaks Friday night at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History for the Explorer Series. Plus we share the music of local country crooners Rachel &…Continue reading

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Pablo Aslan Quintet rejuvenates the work of the great Piazzolla

By Sarah Ritzmann Last Monday night, the Pablo Aslan Quintet performed in Brooks-Rogers Auditorium as part of the Ernest Brown World Music Series. The group, headed by Argentinian-born artist Pablo Aslan, delighted a diverse audience ranging from current students to…Continue reading

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Review: Labro/Vieaux @ The Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

By Mike Telin June 3, 2014 The evolution of classical guitar music continued at 7:30 when guitarist Jason Vieaux was joined by his frequent collaborator Julien Labro on bandoneón, accordion and accordina. One always hopes the final concert of a…Continue reading

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The next accordion star: Julien Labro

by Howard Reich May 13, 2014 The accordion doesn’t get much respect in the United States – not since “The Lawrence Welk Show” and uncounted polka bands placed the instrument well outside the realm of chic. Nevertheless, the glorious squeezebox…Continue reading

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Interview for 92Y @ SubCulture

Julien Labro talks about the accordion, bandoneón and his upcoming concert, part of the 92Y at SubCulture series.  The NewYorker & the New York Times both picked it as part of their Fall preview so come and join us on…Continue reading

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Stylistic Maneuvers

Can’t wait to continue my collaboration with Spektral Quartet, we have some dates coming up this Summer & Fall and recording a CD in late September.  STYLISTIC MANEUVERS Posted by Austin Wulliman on Jul 17, 2013 I’ve never been the kind of musician (or…Continue reading

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New Arrangement of Oblivion for Curtis on Tour

Watch the beautiful performance here Nadir Khashimov, violin Jason Vieaux, guitar John-Henry Crawford, cello Performed on Sunday, January 27, 2013 Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia   Throughout his career, Argentine composer and bandoneón virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla redefined the…Continue reading

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