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May 12, 2014

Spektral Quartet, Julien Labro to perform at GC

GOSHEN — Spektral Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at the University of Chicago, will return to Goshen with accordion and bandoneon player Julien Labro to play a program of South American-style jazz and tangos. The concert is set for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.

With this performance, Spektral Quartet and Labro will unveil their debut album from Azica Records, “From This Point Forward.” Spektral violinist Austin Wulliman, a Goshen native, received musical training as a youth in the Goshen College Strings Preparatory Program, a forerunner of what is now the Community School of the Arts.

Labro and Spektral Quartet began their collaboration after being paired for Northwestern University’s Big Squeeze accordion summit. With Astor Piazzolla as their point of departure, the musicians immediately began sleuthing for more recent scores.

Crafting many of the arrangements himself, Labro moved across the Argentine borders, embracing the progressive voices of Hermeto Pascoal (called the Brazilian Frank Zappa) and Miguel Zenón, who appears as guest soloist on the album. “From This Point Forward” also includes “De Ahora En Más” by Argentine composer/pianist Fernando Otero.

If you want to go

Tickets are $15 general admission, available through the Goshen College Welcome Center at 574-535-7566 or welcomecenter@goshen.edu.

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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