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Performances this Fall

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DIÁLOGOS DUO has an exciting concert schedule to celebrate two important anniversaries in Brazil:

200 years of Independence and Pixinguinha's 125th birthday.

Brazilian Independence Day is September 7.

Our final performance of the season will be our first appearance at the mainstay venue JAZZ FORUM  in Tarrytown on Sunday, November 13.

Concerts will feature repertoire from our latest CD, CHORO TRIBUTES together with movements from three more recent suites: Sarau para o Pixinguinha, Sambistas Imortais and Cantos do Nordeste. I will also present one SOLO CONCERT which will include solo guitar pieces and legendary composers including.

Sarau para o Pixinguinha in 13 movements is a "virtual soirée" celebrating Pixinguinha's 125th birthday (April 23, also Brazil's "National Day of Choro"). Illustrious composers spanning several generations perform a surprise piece they composed for the occasion. They include:

Ernesto Nazareth, Anacleto de Medeiros, Patápio Silva, Jacob do Bandolim/Dino Sete Cordas, Garôto, Radamés Gnattali, Paulo Moura, Rafael Rabello, Guinga, Hermeto Pascoal, Yamandu Costa/Renato Borghetti, Hamilton de Holanda.

Diálogos Duo will present the complete official premiere in spring 2023. 

This new work brings the Duo's original music to nine suites / 100 movements, the largest Brazilian repertoire written for clarinet and guitar worldwide. 

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Diálogos Catalog of Works and Store

A new CATALOG of ORIGINAL WORKS is now available for free as a PDF. 
It contains all nine suites, 100 movements by title, genre, tribute, tempo and performance duration.

The official DIÁLOGOS DUO STORE is currently under construction. It will contain the complete catalog of SCORES, RECORDINGS, PLAYALONGS and other items.

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Recordings

CHORO TRIBUTES is now available as a DIGITAL PLAYALONG BUNDLE including panned instrument audio with countoffs, scores and parts, composer commentary and user guide. is a favorite among clarinetists, guitarists, university music programs and anyone interested in exploring Choro. It is available as a convenient ZIP FILE DOWNLOAD.

Visit the DUO HOMEPAGE to order.

READ DIGITAL PLAYALONG REVIEW
International Clarinet Association (ICA)

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New COMPOSITIONS


"Sarau para o Pixinguinha" is the 9th suite I have composed for Diálogos Duo. Written in 13 movements,  it is a "virtual soirée" celebrating Pixinguinha's 125 birthday. Tributes from Brazilian masters have composed a piece for the occasion. Pixinguinha's "guests" include:

Ernesto Nazareth, Anacleto de Medeiros, Patápio Silva, Jacob do Bandolim/Dino Sete Cordas, Garôto, Radamés Gnattali, Paulo Moura, Rafael Rabello, Guinga, Hermeto Pascoal, Yamandu Costa/Renato Borghetti, Hamilton de Holanda.

This work brings the Duo's original repertoire to 100 movements.

• "Sambistas Imortais"
8th suite for Diálogos Duo in 20 movements
Tributes to a Century of 25 Samba Masters, including:

Noel Rosa, Ary Barroso, Dorival Caymmi, Adoniran Barbosa, Cartola, Jobim, Johnny Alf, Baden Powell, Paulinho da Viola, Chico Buarque, Toninho Horta, Sérgio Santos, Jamelão, Beth Carvalho, Arlindo Cruz, Elton Medeiros, Wilson Moreira, Nelson Sargento, Rafael Rabello, Escola de Samba de Mangueira.

Other future compositions will include a collection of CLARINET DUETS (two clarinets or clarinet + bass clarinet) which are ideal for performance instruction at universities. There are also sketches for future suites in progress.

For the latest updates on the new compositions and other important musical projects, stay tuned to the BLOG for and join our Duo E MAIL list. 
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• EDUCATION •

Duo Residencies

The Duo is actively booking educational residencies at universities worldwide. Our residencies are presented in three different models: ONSITE, VIRTUAL and HYBRID.

Visit our RESIDENCY PAGE and read our BROCHURE for details.

 

Private Study

I have resumed IN-PERSON PRIVATE STUDY since March. I also teach a number of students ONLINE in a variety of areas. For more info visit my PRIVATE STUDY PAGE.

For students who wish take lessons on a regular basis, I offer LESSON BLOCKS at a discount up to 15% less than my regular rate.
 

EVENTS in BRAZIL
(em português)

"Música em Debate"
Richard Boukas 


Pernambuco Institute
Recife, Brazil

9-Episode Video
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Savassi Festival 
música criativa

Creative Music Conference
"Pensar Música"
Video Roundtable


Choro Tributes
compositional process

Villa-Lobos Institute/
Rio de Janeiro
(in Portuguese)

I have written a paper based on the presentation which soon will be published in the forthcoming edition of the journal Pensar Música.

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COLLABORATIONS

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

Hailing from the heart of Northeast Brazil, this incredible ensemble plays frevo at ferocious tempos and are also classically trained.

The newest work for the quartet, "Maestro Duda" is a frevo dedicated to the legendary composer Duda (José Ursicino da Silva) celebrating 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. Sopros de PE recorded the piece in the studio, listen below!

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Maestro Duda (Sopros de Pernambuco)

Diálogos Duo CD / Choro Tributes

Choro Tributes CD. CLICK for Duo Homepage.

Choro Tributes CD. CLICK for Duo Homepage.

"The CD has many beautiful musical moments of true musicianship and collaboration between these two wonderful players.... a delight to listen to from beginning to end."


The Clarinet Journal

 

Choro Tributes / Playalong Bundle

Cover for Score edition of Choro Tributes. CLICK to PURCHASE on Duo Homepage.

Cover for Score edition of Choro Tributes. CLICK to PURCHASE on Duo Homepage.