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Spring has finally arrive after a prolonger NYC winter. There is much news to share.
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QUARTETO MODERNO performed to a sold-out audience at the first-time Hudson Hall Jazz Festival. Presented in Hudson N.Y.'s beautifully restored hall (built 1855, the oldest in New York State), the program featured several new original compositions, each a tribute to a legendary Brazilian musician.
Visit the HUDSON HALL JAZZ FESTIVAL PHOTO GALLERY.
Other appearances included JAZZ FORUM's series "Brazilian Sundays".
This summer, QUARTETO MODERNO will be performing at BRANFORD (CT) JAZZ FESTIVAL on July 12 and 345 Park Avenue Jazz Series on July 26. DUO BRASILEIRO (myself and Gustavo Amarante on bass) will perform at the OCEANSIDE LIBRARY on July 19.
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.
For all Artist and Educator inquiries: CONTACT RICHARD BOUKAS
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 focused on original compositions written for the Duo. Residencies will include concerts and workshops in instrumental technique, Brazilian musical styles and Brazilian music composition.
SPECIAL PROJECTS UPDATE
The program featured works by Jacob, Nazareth, Luperce Miranda, Pixinguinha, Radamés Gnattali, Paulinho da Viola and myself. DOWNLOAD CONCERT PROGRAM NOTES
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 and Facetime.
INFO on DISTANCE LEARNING and BLOCK RATE DISCOUNTS are on my PRIVATE STUDY PAGE.
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.
I am currently composing a new eight movement suite for DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO, " Século" (= century in Portuguese). Dedicated to my father (who would have turned 100 last October), the suite will be premiered at the DI MENNA CENTER on Friday, November 16. The concert series is produced by PROJECT 142. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS.
Listen to one of these new pieces, Bandeira Solene on the DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO PAGE
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