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Classical Music

Classical Classroom, Ep. 151: Band Of Outsiders – Jason Vieaux And Julien Labro

Two rebels, two unusual instruments, lots of awesome music.



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Jason Vieaux and Julien Labro

Jason Vieaux and Julien Labro both play instruments that have had historically complex relationships to classical music. Even today, the classical guitar and the bandoneon are a little unorthodox in that world. Maybe that’s why Jason and Julien – and their instruments – are such an obvious fit together. Without easy paths to follow, they’ve made their own and they’ve subsequently both become uniquely musically versatile. They’re also both brood-y and wear sunglasses at night (one imagines). Learn about the classical guitar and the bandoneon, their histories, their repertoires, and what kind of trailblazing Vieaux and Labro are up to on their new CD, Infusion.

If you like what you hear in this episode, go see Jason Vieaux in concert with Da Camera of Houston on December 9th! More details here.

Music in this episode:

  • “Escualo” by Astor Piazzolla
  • “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears
  • Tres Danzas Concertantes – I. Allegro by Leo Brouwer

Audio production by Todd “Tablature” Hulslander with Dacia Clay doing the Madison and assistance from Mark DiClaudio.