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Spring is finally arriving after a tough 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 recent appearances included March 25 at 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.


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.

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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 inquiriesCONTACT 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 original compositions written for the Duo. Residencies will include concerts and workshops in instrumental technique, Brazilian musical styles and Brazilian music composition. 
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SPECIAL PROJECTS UPDATE
 

COMPLETE AUDIO and VIDEO of the landmark NEW SCHOOL CHORO ENSEMBLE program, "SEMPRE JACOB" (centennial celebration of legendary Brazilian mandolinist JACOB DO BANDOLIM) is now available.

The program featured works by Jacob, Nazareth, Luperce Miranda, Pixinguinha, Radamés Gnattali, Paulinho da Viola and myselfDOWNLOAD CONCERT PROGRAM NOTES

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EDUCATOR NEWS

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.
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COMPOSER NEWS

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 suite for DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO, " Século" (= century in Portuguese). Dedicated to my father (who would have turned 100 last October), the suite will be in eight movements and be premiered at the DI MENNA CENTER on Friday, November 16. The concert series is produced by PROJECT 142STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS.
 

Listen to one of these new pieces, Bandeira Solene on the DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO PAGE
 

Visit the CALENDAR and this BLOG frequently for all the latest composer news and performance details.  

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STREAMED INTERVIEWS are now available on the INTERVIEWS and BROADCASTS page:

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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.

Musically,

Richard Boukas

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    QUARTETO MODERNO at HUDSON HALL JAZZ FESTIVAL. CLICK PHOTO FOR GALLERY

    QUARTETO MODERNO at HUDSON HALL JAZZ FESTIVAL. CLICK PHOTO FOR GALLERY

    QUARTETO MODERNO LIVE CD

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    DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO

    DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO: Louis Arques and Richard Boukas

    DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO: Louis Arques and Richard Boukas

    DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO at their recent New School concert performing "Diálogos for Bass Clarinet and Guitar". CLICK PICTURE for audio & video.

    DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO at their recent New School concert performing "Diálogos for Bass Clarinet and Guitar". CLICK PICTURE for audio & video.

    Jacob do Bandolm, circa 1955.

    Jacob do Bandolm, circa 1955.

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    CLICK PHOTO for COMPOSITIONS

    Richard presenting his comprehensive "Brazilian Guitar Panorama" at New York Guitar Seminar. CLICK PHOTO FOR COMPLETE VIDEOS

    Richard presenting his comprehensive "Brazilian Guitar Panorama" at New York Guitar Seminar. CLICK PHOTO FOR COMPLETE VIDEOS

    Richard Boukas live with Quarteto Moderno at Hudson Hall Jazz Festival.

    Richard Boukas live with Quarteto Moderno at Hudson Hall Jazz Festival.

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