**Due to inclement weather, Sunday’s concert at the Brooke School is cancelled**
William Boyce Ode for the New Year, 1758
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Bach Prelude from English Suite in G minor
Domenico Scarlatti Capriccio K. 20 in E major
Josef & Johann Strauss II Pizzicato Polka
Johann Strauss I Radetzky March
Astor Piazzolla Concierto para quinteto
Heralded as “the next accordion star” by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune, JULIEN LABRO has established himself as one of the foremost accordion and bandoneón players in both the classical and jazz genres. Deemed to be “a triple threat: brilliant technician, poetic melodist and cunning arranger,” his artistry, virtuosity, and creativity as a musician, composer and arranger have earned him international acclaim and continue to astonish audiences worldwide.
French-born Labro was influenced early on by traditional folk music and the melodic, lyrical quality of the French chanson. Upon discovering the music of jazz legends, he quickly became inspired by the originality, freedom, creativity, and the endless possibilities in their musical language. After graduating from the Marseille Conservatory of Music, Labro began winning international awards including the Coupe Mondiale, the Castelfidardo Competitions, and many others. In 1998, Labro moved to the United States, where he further pursued his musical dream. Equipped with advanced degrees in classical music, jazz studies, and composition, Labro draws from his diverse academic background and eclectic musical influences as he searches for new themes and untried concepts, transforming and developing his creative ideas into new projects.
Learn more about Julien at his website: julienlabro.com.
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