Tag Archives: Piazzolla

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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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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“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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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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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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Recent Review from the Boston Musical Intelligencer

Concert Review: Praise for Fresh Ways with Vieaux and Labro by David Patterson Rounds of praise are due a brand new duo that made its Boston debut last night at The Roxbury Latin School. Guitarist Jason Vieaux and accordionist Julien Labro each…Continue reading

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New music/interview with guitarist Jason Vieaux from WGBH Boston

Guitarist Jason Vieaux and bandoneónist Julien Labro play music that breaks genre boundaries in the Fraser Performance Studio. Listen to the interview with Cathy Fuller on WBGH Boston. Listen here

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