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DIÁLOGOS DUO presented two concerts in April, at the Greenburgh and Bethpage Public Libraries. Our program consisted of excerpts from three suites: Choro Tributes, Cantos do Nordeste and Sambistas Imortais.

We are on performance hiatus until the Fall, when our ninth suite, "Sarau para o Pixinguinha" will be premiered at a number of venues, including Jazz Forum in Tarrytown. See COMPOSITIONS news below.

The 13 movement work is a "virtual soirée" celebrating the Brazilian master's 125th birthday (April 23, also Brazil's "National Day of Choro"). Illustrious composers from Ernesto Nazareth to Hermeto Pascoal "knock on his door" with a surprise piece they wrote specially for the occasion. This work brings the Duo's original repertoire to 100 movements.



• Our latest CD CHORO TRIBUTES is receiving exciting attention in artistic, educational and music industry circles. Our DIGITAL PLAYALONG BUNDLE including audio with countoffs, scores, commentary and user guide is a favorite among clarinetists, guitarists, university professors and anyone interested in diving into Choro.

Visit the DUO HOMEPAGE for more info and to order.

READ CD REVIEW in Clarinet Journal
International Clarinet Association (ICA)



The Duo is actively booking educational residencies at universities worldwide. We offer three types: ONSITE, VIRTUAL and HYBRID.

Visit our RESIDENCY PAGE and read our BROCHURE for details.



"Sarau para o Pixinguinha"
9th suite for Diálogos Duo in 13 movements
A "virtual soirée" celebrating Pixinguinha's 125 birthday, this newest work features tributes from Brazilian masters in attendance who have "composed" a special 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.

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"Música em Debate"
Richard Boukas 

discussing his music
Pernambuco Institute

Recife, Brazil
(in Portuguese)

9-Episode Video

Savassi Festival 
música criativa

Congresso Internacional
"Pensar Música"

Boukas discusses
Choro Tributes
compositional process

Villa-Lobos Institute/ UniRio
(in Portuguese)

I am currently writing a definitive paper on the presentation which published in the second edition of the journal Pensar Música this fall.


LOUIS ARQUES was visiting clarinet faculty this spring semester at Ithaca College and guest soloist in performances at Cornell University.


• "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. That led me to compose my first work for them, Embolada.

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!


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. 


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