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For complete details on concerts, residencies and other events, see CALENDAR.

There's lot of exciting news to share, so let's get right to it!

Diálogos Duo

• Our latest CD CHORO TRIBUTES is garnering keen attention in artistic, educational and music industry circles. Recorded at Samurai Hotel Studios in NYC, the featured suite is A Dozen Choro Tributes– to Pixinguinha, Ernesto Nazareth, Jacob do Bandolim, Garôto, Radamés Gnattali, Guinga and Hermeto Pascoal among others.

READ CD REVIEW in Clarinet Journal
International Clarinet Association (ICA)


only $25!

REMIXES of all CD tracks, with countoffs


• Complete Audio clarinet (L) guitar (R) 
• PDF scores and parts
(3 files)
• User guide looping, tempo/pitch change
Composer commentary

One ZIP FILE download  
Visit the DUO HOMEPAGE to buy.

The feedback we are getting from freelance players and educators is fantastic

The Duo is using the Choro Tributes Playalong Bundle in our educational residencies.


The Clarinet Journal


Diálogos Duo

The Duo is actively booking concerts and educational residencies, taking into consideration all recommended safety protocols for Covid. We'll be performing programs featuring our newest works and suites from other original repertoire (see below).

For info visit the CALENDAR.


• "Sambistas Imortais"
8th suite for Diálogos Duo in 20 movements
Tributes to a Century of 25 Samba Masters, including:

Noel Rosa, Ary Barroso, Dorival Caymmi, Adoniran Barbosa, Cartola, Jobim, Johnny Alf, Baden Powell, Paulinho da Viola, Chico Buarque, Toninho Horta, Sérgio Santos, Jamelão, Beth Carvalho, Arlindo Cruz, Elton Medeiros, Wilson Moreira, Nelson Sargento, Rafael Rabello, Escola de Samba de Mangueira.

This largest suite brings our original music to 87 movements.

Our concerts will feature excerpts from Sambistas Imortais and culminate with complete fall performances for high quality video and CD audio recording.


A ninth VERY special dedication suite is being composed as we speak (play?). Stay tuned to the BLOG for updates and also join our Duo E MAIL list. 



"Música em Debate"
Richard Boukas 

discussing his music
Pernambuco Institute

Recife, Brazil
(in Portuguese)

9-Episode Video

Savassi Festival 
música criativa

Congresso Internacional
"Pensar Música"

Boukas discusses
Choro Tributes
compositional process

Villa-Lobos Institute/ UniRio
(in Portuguese)


LOUIS ARQUES will be visiting clarinet faculty this spring semester at Ithaca College and Cornell University.





• "Maestro Duda" Clarinet Quartet 
Sopros de Pernambuco
Recife, Brazil

Hailing from the heart of Northeast Brazil, this incredible ensemble plays frevo at ferocious tempos and are also classically trained. That led me to compose my first work for them, Embolada.

The newest work for the quartet, "Maestro Duda" is a frevo dedicated to the legendary composer Duda (José Ursicino da Silva) celebrating his 85th birthday. The score was hand-delivered to Duda by members of Sopros de PE (see picture), and he sent me a wonderful video of thanks. Sopros de PE recorded the piece in the studio, listen below!


Maestro Duda (Sopros de Pernambuco)


• Diálogos Duo RESIDENCIES

The Duo is booking a variety of VIRTUAL, ONSITE and HYBRID residencies at universities and conservatories. We are using A Dozen Choro Tributes as core repertoire and the Choro Tributes PLAYALONG BUNDLE for student clarinet-guitar duo performances and masterclasses on various aspects of Brazilian music. 


Diálogos Duo CD / Choro Tributes

Cover of newly released CD, Choro Tributes

Cover of newly released CD, Choro Tributes

"The CD has many beautiful musical moments of true musicianship and collaboration between these two wonderful players.... a delight to listen to from beginning to end."

The Clarinet Journal