Tag Archives: From this Point Forward

“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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Labro Featured in Chamber Music America Magazine ‘Art of Opportunity’

By Paul Brady After some serendipitous beginning, a forward-thinking string quartet and a composer/accordionist with deep jazz cred are collaborating on new repertoire for their hybrid ensemble. Lake Michigan’s South Shore is dotted with steel mills and meat-packing plants, rail…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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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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