Diálogos Duo

Contemporary Brazilian Music

Louis Arques and Richard Boukas of Diálogos Duo, which performs original Boukas compositions, Brazilian Songbook (MPB) and Choro Classics. CLICK IMAGE for audio of all programs they offer.

Louis Arques and Richard Boukas of Diálogos Duo, which performs original Boukas compositions, Brazilian Songbook (MPB) and Choro Classics. CLICK IMAGE for audio of all programs they offer.

Diálogos for Clarinet & Guitar

Duo Concert Programs

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In addition to performances featuring original Boukas compositions, the Duo offers programs including BRAZILIAN SONGBOOK and CHORO CLASSICS.

 

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DUO BIO

 

" DIÁLOGOS DUO gave a fantastic concert here, THE BRAZILIAN SONGBOOK. The joy they took in performing was palpable. It was also very informative and educational– speaking eloquently about the different Brazilian composers and musical styles. We had very positive feedback from the patrons, and I would highly recommend this ensemble."

Josh Firer
Bethpage Public Library, Long Island

Duo News Update

The Duo performed live on WKCR-FM 89.9 FM at the annual Tom Jobim Birthday Marathon on January 25.
Hosted by Jassvan de Lima 
(also host of Som do Brasil, NYC’s longest running radio show dedicated to Brazilian music) the Duo’s set featured lesser known Jobim gems including “Luiza”, “Piano Na Mangueira”, “Brigas Nunca Mais” and “Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Você”.

• The Duo recently presented an acclaimed Brazilian Songbook program at Greenburgh Public Library (Westchester). See the library director’s acknowledgment statement on lower right column.

Louis Arques and Richard Boukas, members of the International Clarinet Association (ICA) have been invited to present a keynote performance at the ICA 2019 Convention in Knoxville, Tenn (July, dates to be announced).

• The new Richard Boukas composition cycle "A Dozen Choro Tributes" will be the centerpiece work for their second CD release in the future. Plans for its fall premiere are currently in discussion.

Richard Boukas has just completed his fifth multi-movement work for the Duo, "Impressions of Minas", comprised of twelve tributes to legendary composers from the state of Minas Gerais, including: 

Toninho Horta, Milton Nascimento, Sérgio Santos, Juarez Moreira, Ary Barroso, João Bosco, Abel Ferreira.

Louis Arques performing "Choro Branco" for Solo Bass Clarinet (Boukas).

Louis Arques performing "Choro Branco" for Solo Bass Clarinet (Boukas).

© 2019 Richard Boukas