Listen to “Espacio Ritual” performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Espacio Ritual received its Parisian premiere at the Festival Presences. Listen to this wonderful performance below!

A synthesis of ritual and popular African-Dominican music collides in this powerful piece for large orchestra. Expressive textures captured from the musical diversity of this caribbean island (palos, gaga, salves, congos) culminate in the sonic recreation of a Dominican ritual festivity.

2018-19 Season Highlights

Nov. 16, 2018 / Commissioned Composer, “Redescubrimiento: A Dominican in St. Louis” for Flute, Violin, Viola, Bassoon, Violoncello and Bass. Chamber Project St. Louis

Feb. 1 2019 / Guest Composer “Concerto for Violin, Strings and Percussion”, dedicated to Robert Davidovici. Florida International University Symphony Orchestra. Javier Mendoza, Conductor

April 28 2019 / Commissioned Composer work for Female Chorus, Percussion and Piano. Women Hope Chorale USA

Darwin Aquino is a member of the Latin American Union of Composers. Click here to learn more.

My music emerges from the heart of Caribbean rhythms and chants. We are a creative mixture of cultures – an explosion of sounds, colors, and imagination. It has always been my universe, my poetic vision of the world.


Redescubrimiento: A Dominican in St. Louis
Espacio Ritual: Orchestra
Lluvia Antillana: String Quartet
Cantata para Amansar la Muerte: Voices and Orchestra
Una Isla Dos Mundos: Violin & Flauta, Interactive Percussion
YOAminicana: Orchestra
Vom Imaginatio Folkloricus: Violin & Violoncello
Ounto: Flute & Violoncello
Siete Cuentos de Juan Bosch “Luis Pie”: Violin & Piano
Jacana per Tessitura: Violin
PIe Jesu: Arrangement for voices & orchestra by darwin aquino