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Fall is in full swing and there is much exciting news to share.

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• NEW RECORDINGS •

• DIÁLOGOS DUO DEBUT CD
"Homages to Brazilian Masters" 
will feature the first two suites I composed for the duo and the first piece for solo bass clarinet:

Diálogos for Clarinet and Guitar
Diálogos for Bass Clarinet and Guitar
  and

Choro Branco for Bass Clarinet Solo

The release will be available in both physical and digital download formats in mid-November.

See NEW RELEASES for more details including new payment options including VENMO.
DOWNLOAD the LINER NOTES and DUO BIO FREE!

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• CONCERT NEWS •

• DIÁLOGOS DUO will perform their Brazilian Songbook Program at GREENBURGH LIBRARY (Elmsford NY) on Sunday December 2 at 2:00pm.

Stay tuned for CD RELEASE 2019 Concert dates.
They include:

• SCARSDALE WOMEN'S CLUB (Westchester)
Weds. April 24

Their DEBUT CD "Homages to Brazilian Masters" will be available at the venue.

• "SEMPRE JACOB" JACOB BANDOLIM CENTENNIAL CONCERT by
NEW SCHOOL BRAZILIAN CHORO ENSEMBLE will take place
Friday December 14 at 6:30pm. All arrangements are by director Richard Boukas and include works by:
Jacob do Bandolim, Pixinguinha, Luperce Miranda, Ernesto Nazareth, Radamés Gnattali, Paulinho da Viola.

DUO BRASILEIRO (Boukas and Gustavo Amarante on bass) will perform at the following venues in early 2019:

• BETHPAGE LIBRARY (Long Island) Sun. February 24
• ONDERDONK HOUSE 
(Ridgewood, Bklyn) Sat. March 2
• GREAT NECK HOUSE 
(Long Island) Sun. March 31

Visit Duo Brasileiro's newly updated page which features SEVERAL LIVE TRACKS from a recent concert.

QUARTETO MODERNO returns to 
GREENBURGH LIBRARY (Westchester)
Sun. May 11

VISIT THE CALENDAR FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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• NEW COMPOSITIONS for 
DIÁLOGOS DUO 


I have recently completed two new multi-movement works for the Duo:

• A Dozen Choro Tributes (Uma Dúzia de Choros-Homenagens)

Each of the twelve pieces pays homage to an illuminary Choro composer/musician whose collective careers span over 125 years: Anacleto de Medeiros, Ernesto Nazareth, Villa-Lobos, Pixinguinha, Garôto, Luperce Miranda, Jacob do Bandolim, Waldir Azevedo, Radamés Gnattali, Rafael Rabello/Paulo Moura, Guinga and Hermeto Pascoal. The complete piece is fifty minutes in length.

The premiere will be in late spring of next year, and a studio recording made shortly after for a fall CD release.

Plans are to present this work in a variety of venues, including educational residencies.

• "Século" (Century) in eight movements

Dedicated to my father Gus (1917-1965), commemorating his centennial.
The official premiere will be later next year.

• IMPRESSIONS OF MINAS (Impressões de Minas)

A brand new cycle I am in the middle of composing, this suite for Diálogos Duo will pay tribute to the wondrous music and composers from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais: Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta, Sérgio Santos, Juarez Moreira, Ary Barroso, Lô Borges, João Bosco among others. The complete work will have ten movements and is expected to be completed by December.

There are now more than forty original pieces composed for Diálogos Duo in their original repertoire, all written since 2017. 
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SPECIAL PROJECTS UPDATE

• COMPLETE AUDIO and VIDEO of the landmark NEW SCHOOL CHORO ENSEMBLE program, "SEMPRE JACOB" (centennial celebration of legendary Brazilian mandolinist JACOB DO BANDOLIM) is available.

The program featured works by Jacob, Nazareth, Luperce Miranda, Pixinguinha, Radamés Gnattali, Paulinho da Viola and myselfDOWNLOAD CONCERT PROGRAM NOTES

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EDUCATOR NEWS

In 2019, I will be offering special focus 
Brazilian music workshops in 
GUITAR, COMPOSITION and REPERTOIRE.


• My PRIVATE TEACHING studio continues to be robust, serving a broad community of musicians.

• In addition to my regular studio students, I've been teaching online to musicians around the world via Skype, FaceTime and What's App.

For more INFO on DISTANCE LEARNING and BLOCK RATE DISCOUNTS visit my PRIVATE STUDY PAGE.
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COMPOSER SCORE EDITIONS

Definitive spiral-bound and PDF editions of my first two DIÁLOGOS DUO works "Diálogos" (for Clarinet and Guitar, Bass Clarinet and Guitar) are available at the CHAMBER MUSIC STORE.

Visit the CALENDAR and this BLOG frequently for all the latest composer news and performance details.  
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Thank you very much for your continued interest and support of my work, and if you are not yet on my list to receive periodic e mail announcements, go to my CONTACT PAGE and send a quick message.

Musically,

Richard Boukas

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    DIÁLOGOS DUO NEW CD!

    DIÁLOGOS DUO's DEBUT LIVE CD, "Homages to Brazilian Masters".
Louis Arques and Richard Boukas

    DIÁLOGOS DUO's DEBUT LIVE CD, "Homages to Brazilian Masters". Louis Arques and Richard Boukas

    Diálogos CD Tracks

    DIÁLOGOS DUO at their New School concert performing "Diálogos for Bass Clarinet and Guitar". CLICK PICTURE for audio & video.

    DIÁLOGOS DUO at their New School concert performing "Diálogos for Bass Clarinet and Guitar". CLICK PICTURE for audio & video.

    Duo Brasileiro (Boukas and Gustavo Amarante) performing at Oceanside Library.

    Duo Brasileiro (Boukas and Gustavo Amarante) performing at Oceanside Library.

    Jacob do Bandolim whose centennial is celebrated by New School Brazilian Jazz Ensemble on December 14. CLICK IMAGE to preview AUDIO & VIDEO.

    Jacob do Bandolim whose centennial is celebrated by New School Brazilian Jazz Ensemble on December 14. CLICK IMAGE to preview AUDIO & VIDEO.

    Quarteto Moderno performs at Branford Jazz Festival

    Quarteto Moderno performs at Branford Jazz Festival

    QUARTETO MODERNO LIVE CD

    CLICK PICTURE TO LISTEN TO ALL CD TRACKS

    CLICK PICTURE TO LISTEN TO ALL CD TRACKS

    Jacob do Bandolm, circa 1955.

    Jacob do Bandolm, circa 1955.

    CLICK PHOTO for COMPOSITIONS

    CLICK PHOTO for COMPOSITIONS

    Richard presenting his comprehensive "Brazilian Guitar Panorama" at New York Guitar Seminar. CLICK PHOTO FOR COMPLETE VIDEOS

    Richard presenting his comprehensive "Brazilian Guitar Panorama" at New York Guitar Seminar. CLICK PHOTO FOR COMPLETE VIDEOS

    Duo Brasileiro performing Jobim's "One Note Samba" (Samba de Uma Nota Só) at Oceanside Library.

    Duo Brasileiro performing Jobim's "One Note Samba" (Samba de Uma Nota Só) at Oceanside Library.

    Richard Boukas at Branford Jazz Festival.

    Richard Boukas at Branford Jazz Festival.

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