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For complete details on concerts, residencies and other events, see CALENDAR.

There's lot of exciting news to share, so let's get right to it!
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Diálogos Duo

ClarinetFest 2021 Concert

The Duo will be performing (virtually) at the upcoming annual convention of the International Clarinet Association. Our second ClarinetFest featured concert (2019 was the first), our PROGRAM (<< click to read ) will feature two world premieres and pieces from our NEW CD, "CHORO TRIBUTES". 

• CHORO TRIBUTES is garnering keen attention in artistic, educational and music industry circles. Recorded at Samurai Hotel Studios in Astoria, the featured suite is A Dozen Choro Tributes– including tributes to Pixinguinha, Ernesto Nazareth, Jacob do Bandolim, Garôto, Radamés Gnattali, Guinga and Hermeto Pascoal.

READ CD REVIEW in Clarinet Journal
(International Clarinet Association)

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CHORO TRIBUTES PLAYALONG TRACKS BUNDLE

Following the original CD production, Diálogos decided to prepare PLAYALONG MIXES of all twelve pieces, including countoff clicks.

This valuable PLAYALONG BUNDLE includes the tracks (hard-panned L/R for clarinet and guitar), complete PDF scores and partsuser guide and composer commentary.

All available in one convenient ZIP FILE download  for only $25 !

Visit the DUO HOMEPAGE to buy.

The Duo has been using this playalong bundle for all of our educational residencies.

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• NEW COMPOSITIONS •

• "Cantos do Nordeste" (Songs of Northeast Brazil)
7th suite for Diálogos Duo in 18 movements

Composed entirely during the Covid-19 pandemic between last April and November, this is the largest suite yet for the Duo– a solid 85 minutes of music.

Tributes to master Northeast Brazilian composers and cultural figures include:

Luiz Gonzaga, Dominguinhos, Duda, Jackson do Pandeiro, Spok Frevo Orquestra, Hermeto Pascoal, Sivuca, Lampião. Central Northeast Brazilian genres include frevo, baião, coco, xaxado, forró, xote, arrasta-pé, ciranda. 

The Duo has begun performing movements from the suite in virtual concerts and is actively booking in-person perfomances beginning this fall.

See CALENDAR for all updates.

• "Sambistas Imortais" (Immortal Samba Legends)
8th suite for Diálogos Duo in 16 movements

This newest suite (almost completed) features a century of Samba tributes to master composers from 1920 to today: Noël Rosa, Adoniran Barbosa, Ary Barroso, Dorival Caymmi, Cartola, Paulinho da Viola, A.C. Jobim, Johnny Alf, Jamelão, Baden Powell, Elton Medeiros, Wilson Moreira, Beth Carvalho, Arlindo Cruz, Chico Buarque, Sérgio Santos.

Collaborations

• "Maestro Duda" Clarinet Quartet for Sopros de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

I first connected with this amazing ensemble at ClarinetFest 2019, the annual convention of the International Clarinet Association. Hailing from the heart of Northeast Brazil, they play frevo at blistering tempos and are also classically trained with chops to burn. That led me to compose my first work for them, Embolada.

The newest work Maestro Duda is a frevo dedicated to the legendary composer Duda (José Ursicino da Silva) upon his 85th birthday. The score was hand-delivered to Duda by members of Sopros de PE (see picture), and he sent me a wonderful video of thanks. In April Sopros de PE recorded the piece in the studio.

Maestro Duda (Sopros de Pernambuco)

• Diálogos Duo RESIDENCIES

The Duo is booking a variety of VIRTUAL, ONSITE and HYBRID residencies at universities and conservatories. We are using A Dozen Choro Tributes as core repertoire and the Choro Tributes PLAYALONG BUNDLE for student clarinet-guitar duo performances and masterclasses on various aspects of Brazilian music. 

READ RESIDENCY BROCHURE

Chávez - Jung Duo

Several works from the Diálogos Duo suite Cantos do Nordeste are being adapted for clarinetist Victor Chávez and pianist Eunsuk Jung. The current guitar part will be expanded for piano. Both artist-educators are full-time faculty at University TN/Knoxville.

NEW Diálogos Duo CD / Choro Tributes

Cover of newly released CD, Choro Tributes

Cover of newly released CD, Choro Tributes