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Summer in NYC is bustling and there is much exciting news to share.


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QUARTETO MODERNO recently performed at BRANFORD (CT) JAZZ FESTIVAL on July 12 to a capacity audience.

We will also be playing at the 345 Park Avenue Jazz Series on July 26. See CALENDAR for details.

DUO BRASILEIRO (myself and Gustavo Amarante on bass) performed at the OCEANSIDE LIBRARY on July 19. The program featured gems from the Brazilian Songbook (MPB) by Jobim, Toninho Horta, Chico Buarque, Pixinguinha and Sérgio Santos.

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DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO

Complete AUDIO and VIDEO of Diálogos Duo's two CONCERTS at New School for the Performing Arts featuring my works "Diálogos" for Clarinet / Bass Clarinet are on the Duo page.

These two seven-movement works are generating much positive interest among elite clarinetists, guitarists, educators and presenters in the U.S., Brazil, Europe and Australia.

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

"Século" (Century) in eight movements

This work is dedicated to my father Gus (1917-1965) commemorating the centennial of his birth this past October 8. The premiere will likely be in late spring of next year, however, there may be an informal reading in late fall. Stay tuned.

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

Each piece is a choro tribute to illuminary Choro composer/musicians whose careers span nearly 150 years:

Anacleto de Medeiros, Ernesto Nazareth, Villa-Lobos, Pixinguinha, Garôto, Luperce Miranda, Jacob do Bandolim, Waldir Azevedo, Radámes Gnattali, Rafael Rabello/Paulo Moura, Guinga and Hermeto Pascoal.


The work's premiere has not been set as of yet, but will definitely be at some point in 2019.

Together with the other Diálogos Cycles, this makes a total of thirty-four pieces written for the Duo since the beginning of 2017.
 

for DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO SCORES (printed or PDF): 
Visit the CHAMBER MUSIC SCORES STORE

In the near future, DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO  will be presenting educational residencies which will include concerts and workshops in instrumental technique, Brazilian musical styles and composition. 
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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 now 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

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.

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

Definitive spiral-bound and PDF editions of my DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO works "Diálogos" (for Clarinet and Guitar, Bass Clarinet and Guitar) are now 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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Musically,

Richard Boukas

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    Quarteto Moderno performs at Branford Jazz Festival

    Quarteto Moderno performs at Branford Jazz Festival

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

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

    QUARTETO MODERNO LIVE CD

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    CLICK PICTURE TO LISTEN TO ALL CD TRACKS

    DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO

    DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO: Louis Arques and Richard Boukas

    DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO: Louis Arques and Richard Boukas

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

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

    Jacob do Bandolm, circa 1955.

    Jacob do Bandolm, circa 1955.

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    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.

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