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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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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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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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“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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