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Prelude to 50 Season
Winter/Spring 2022

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

7:30 pm Crosstown Theater


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Pre-Concert Interview with Julien, Jason, & Pablo 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
9:00 am WKNO 91.1 FM

Latin-inspired journey through original arrangements of  music by Piazzolla


From the dance halls of Buenos Aires to the heat of Cuba, classical guitarist Jason Vieaux and bandoneón virtuoso Julien Labro will take you on a Latin-inspired journey. The bandoneón is the signature instrument of the tango.  Bassist Pablo  Aslan, an internationally recognized leader in traditional and contemporary tango, joins Jason and Julien for this fiery evening of musical delights. Memphis’ own Ceruti String Quartet completes this perfect combination for a “don’t miss this one” evening.


“In the performance by master bandoneón player Julien Labro, we heard the full range of the instrument’s capabilities, from sonorous and resonant bottom to piping upper reaches, living up to its designation as “the soul of the tango and Argentina.” –Cape Cod Times

“Vieaux’s and Labro’s high-energy playing perfectly captures the Tango Nuevo flavor of the Argentine masters.”

Cleveland Classical calls Jason and Julien “the dynamic duo”

“Crossing genres and audiences is what these two do and do superbly…. underscored why being at a live concert can mean so much more than listening to a CD.” Boston Musical Intelligencer

Vieaux’s and Labro’s high-energy playing perfectly captures the Tango Nuevo flavor of the Argentine masters. .”

Jason and Julien's Collaboration

After meeting at a post-gig hangout in 2007, Labro and Grammy-winning classical guitarist, Jason Vieaux, decided that the only thing better than playing classical music on their “not-so-typically classical” instruments – would be to do it together. The duo has since toured throughout North America with their chamber program – taking audience members on Latin-inspired journeys through original arrangements of music by Piazzolla, Gnattali, Brouwer, etc. from their albums Piazzolla and Infusion. The duo have also collaborated with numerous orchestras, such as the Orchestra of St. Luke, A Far Cry and many more to perform the works of Astor Piazzolla, including his Double Concerto & Labro’s arrangement of Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.