Welcome to the BLOG.
Winter is on the way and there is much news to share about concerts, recordings, videos, workshops and other projects.
For complete details on all events, be sure to visit the CALENDAR.
READ my INTERVIEW WITH BOSSA MAGAZINE, the online publication by the BRAZILIAN MUSIC FOUNDATION.
DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO
Complete AUDIO and VIDEO of Diálogos Duo's two premiere CONCERTS at New School for the Performing Arts featuring my works known as "Diálogos" for Clarinet/Bass Clarinet are now 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 January and February, THE DUO will be presenting their "BRAZILIAN SONGBOOK" PROGRAM at Bethpage Public Library on Sunday, January 28 and Scarsdale Public Library on Sunday, February 11. See CALENDAR.
In the near future, DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO will be presenting educational residencies focused on my original compositions written for the Duo. Residencies will include concerts and workshops in instrumental technique, Brazilian musical styles and Brazilian music composition.
Post production of the landmark NEW SCHOOL CHORO ENSEMBLE program, "SEMPRE JACOB" (forever Jacob, a centennial celebration of legendary Brazilian mandolinist JACOB DO BANDOLIM) will soon have complete audio and video on its own page. Once posted, the link will be: www.boukas.com/sempre-jacob
The program featured works by Jacob, Nazareth, Luperce Miranda, Pixinguinha, Radamés Gnattali, Paulinho da Viola and myself. DOWNLOAD CONCERT PROGRAM NOTES
QUARTETO MODERNO will perform at the prestigious Hudson Hall Jazz Festival on Sunday, February 18. Presented in Hudson N.Y.'s beautiful restored hall (built 1855, the oldest in New York State), the program will feature new original repertoire. See the CALENDAR for details. Other appearances include March 25 at JAZZ FORUM's series "Brazilian Sundays", BRANFORD (CT) JAZZ FESTIVAL on July 12 and 345 Park Avenue Jazz Series on July 26.
QUARTETO MODERNO's acclaimed recording, "LIVE! AO VIVO!" is available in both CD and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD formats. You can view the complete VIDEO of the concert on the ensemble page.
BRAZILIAN MUSIC WORKSHOPS
Starting in March, I will be offering MONTHLY WORKSHOPS in BRAZILIAN GUITAR, VOCALS and COMPOSITION in all major genres. Available slots will be limited, so stay tuned for details on this BLOG and the CALENDAR.
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.
DISTANCE LEARNING and BLOCK RATE DISCOUNTS are on my PRIVATE STUDY PAGE.
Definitive spiral-bound and PDF editions of my works "Diálogos" (for Clarinet and Guitar, Bass Clarinet and Guitar) are now available on my site. visit the CHAMBER MUSIC STORE.
Visit the CALENDAR and this BLOG page frequently for all the latest composer news and performance details.
ARTIST INTERVIEWS & PODCASTS
STREAMED INTERVIEWS are now available on the INTERVIEWS and BROADCASTS page:
• CLASSICAL GUITAR INSIDER
• WGCH "CENTERSTAGE"
Thank you very much for your continued interest and support of my work, and if you are not yet on my list to receive periodic e mail announcements, just go to my CONTACT PAGE and e mail me a quick message.