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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.
• 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.
• 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.
• NEW COMPOSITIONS for
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.
SPECIAL PROJECTS UPDATE
The program featured works by Jacob, Nazareth, Luperce Miranda, Pixinguinha, Radamés Gnattali, Paulinho da Viola and myself. DOWNLOAD CONCERT PROGRAM NOTES
• In addition to my regular studio students, I've been teaching online to musicians around the world via Skype, FaceTime and What's App.
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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.
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