Composer News

Joining Opera Theater’s SL New Works Collective

Opera Theatre’s New Works Collective is a disruption of the traditional commissioning model: it gives decision-making power to the community through a collective of St. Louis residents.

Darwin talks about Latinx music with the Missouri Symphony

Darwin talks about Latinx music with the Missouri Symphony

Episode 2 of MOSY Motifs is LIVE! In this episode, Dr. Ashley Pribyl interviews current St. Louis resident, Dominican Darwin Aquino, Conductor & Composer. Join them as they discuss the history of classical music on the island of Hispaniola, the important impact of...

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Note on Darwin Aquino at FIU University Graduate School

Note on Darwin Aquino at FIU University Graduate School

Classical music is not as big of a tradition in the Dominican Republic as it is in some other locations, and opportunities for young musicians are limited there. “But when you have a passion about something, life sends you the way,” says Darwin Aquino, an FIU graduate...

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Read an exciting new paper on Cantata para Amansar la Muerte

Read an exciting new paper on Cantata para Amansar la Muerte

Folklore in the Modern Concert Hall: Religion, Tradition, and Cultural Mixture in Darwin Aquino’s Cantata para Amansar la Muerte (Cantata to Tame Death) The purpose of this analysis by Emmanuel Berrido is to explain how Darwin Aquino’s work, Cantata para Amansar la...

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