Viva Brasil !
Celebrating 200 Years of Brazilian Independence.The Duo will premiere selections from their newest suite, “Soirée for Pixinguinha”,
dedicated to the illustrious Brazilian composer on his 125th birthday. Works by other Brazilian masters include sambas and choros spanning 150 years.
RICHARD BOUKAS is an internationally recognized guitarist, vocalist, composer, educator and scholar of Brazilian music. In addition to Diálogos Duo, he is leader of Brazilian jazz groups Quarteto Moderno, Trio Brasileiro, Duo Brasileiro and performs frequently as a soloist. Apart from his prolific works for Diálogos Duo, he has composed commissions for PUBLIQuartet, La Catrina String Quartet, Sopros de Pernambuco clarinet quartet (Brazil), Berklee World String Orchestra, Atlantic Brass Quintet and Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble. Recordings as leader are Quarteto Moderno Live! Ao Vivo!, Balaio (with Brazilian pianist Jovino Santos Neto), Live at St. Michaels (with tamburist Filip Novosel, Croatia), Amazôna, Embarcadero and Commitment.
LOUIS ARQUES is a woodwind virtuoso from Grenoble, France. A Vandoren artist, he taught in French music schools for ten years including the Paris Conservatoire before moving to New York City in 2016. He is an itinerant chamber and orchestral soloist for New Music (String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Mannes Orchestra, NewOrch), jazz works (Wynton Marsalis, Cornell University) and Afro-Cuban music (Grupo Irek, Sonido Costeño). He is founder and artistic director of Avalanche Orchestra and the not-for-profit organization Avalanche Arts