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Acclaimed Accordionist Julien Labro to Perform at Muskegon Museum of Art

Julien Labro and the Chanson Experiment will perform in a rare concert appearance at the Muskegon Museum of Art’s Freye Auditorium on Saturday, October 27 at 7:00 pm. Labro, a French-born accordionist/bandoneonist, has earned international acclaim as a musician, composer, and arranger.

According to MMA Executive Director Kirk Hallman, “Labro is one of the foremost accordion players in both the jazz and classical genres. His energy, fire and virtuosity take the instrument to places that surprises and stuns audiences. Music does not get much more exciting – or jaw dropping. You can’t describe Julien Labro, so don’t miss out on this rare West Michigan appearance.”

Media Comments

  • “Julien rips like you won’t believe” – Downbeat Magazine
  • “Brilliant” – Chicago Tribune
  • “Blistering in pace and quality” – Aspen Times
  • “Julien Labro gets things right” – Boston Globe

Background

Labro graduated from the Marseille Conservatory of Music with advanced degrees in classical music, jazz studies, and composition. He began sweeping international awards before landing in the United States. His collaborations include Grammy-winners Jason Vieasux and Casandra Wilson, the Spektral Quartet, Hot Club of Detroit, James Carter, Larry Coryell, Frank Vignola, Tommy Emmanuel, and John and Bucky Pizzarelli to name a few. He has appeared as a guest artist with the Detroit Symphony, Cape Cod Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Lebanese Philharmonic, Qatar Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony, and many more. More information about the artist is at www.julienlabro.com.
Julien Labro & The Chanson Experiment [YouTube video]

Concert tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance and $15 for members of the museum. They may be purchased at the MMA Museum Store or by phone at 231-720-2580.

More Event Information
Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar prior to the concert, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm and at intermission.

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located in downtown Muskegon at 296 W. Webster Ave. Visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org for visitor information.