Professional ensembles led by composer-guitarist-educator Richard Boukas represent the rich diversity of Brazilian music, featuring both contemporary and historical repertoire– from original Brazilian Jazz and chamber compositions to Brazilian Songbook favorites and virtuosic gems of Brazilian Choro.
Visit each ensemble's official page for performances, recordings, videos:
EDUCATIONAL residencies, workshops and master classes are also offered.
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"We acknowledge and greatly appreciate all the wonderful musical programs that your varied ensembles have presented at Queens Library over the years for our New Americans Program. They have all been very well-received and we look forward to future performances."
New Americans Program
Queens Public Library
Boukas original compositions, Brazilian Songbook, Choro, music of Minas Gerais.
“The synergy between Richard Boukas on guitar and Louis Arques on clarinet was amazing and made for an outstanding performance. There was just the right mix of commentary and music to keep the audience engaged and interested. I would certainly recommend their performances to other venues.”
Bronxville Library, Westchester