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Julien Labro Expresses Love for Jazz Through the Accordion

By J.C. Lee When Julien Labro was a young boy in Rodez, France, he never thought his accordion would take him around the world. But in the last year, the 34-year-old’s music has taken him throughout the Middle East, to…Continue reading

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“From This Point Forward” included in ‘Ten New Classical Albums’ (Chicago Tribune)

By John von Rhein New albums find Chicago classical musicians, ensembles and composers blazing new artistic paths, moving into unusual areas of the repertory, refusing to be pigeonholed. Here is a sampling of some of the more significant recent releases that…Continue reading

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Apricity – Concerto for Accordion & Orchestra (Julien Labro)

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Interview for Premiere of “Apricity” Accordion Concerto by Labro Performed w/ Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

By Patricia Gendrey Première mondiale d’une pièce d’un compositeur français à Katara Julien Labro est accordéoniste, compositeur et arrangeur. Son concerto pour accordéon et orchestre – Apricity – sera joué pour la première fois à Katara, samedi 11 avril. Il…Continue reading

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Premiere of “Dialogues of Love” by Avner Dorman w/ the Grand Rapids Symphony

By Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk Grand Rapids Symphony music director David Lockington led an epic night of epic music making with choral and instrumental music of the highest caliber. The Grammy Award-nominated orchestra performed a work by a composer of a Grammy…Continue reading

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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: Cleveland Orchestra Fridays@7 with Lang Lang and Hot Club of Detroit

by Carlyn Kessler On Friday, October 10, The Cleveland Orchestra presented its first Fridays@7 concert of the 2014-15 season. Creating a more informal concertgoing experience, these concerts feature an earlier start time and shorter duration bookended by pre- and post-concert…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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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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Labro’s Residency at Oberlin Conservatory of Music

by Jarrett Hoffman This past Thursday, October 9, Oberlin welcomed acclaimed jazz group Hot Club of Detroit for the first Performance and Improvisation (PI) guest recital of the year. Clonick Hall was packed for the occasion, all seats filled and…Continue reading

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