Opera Theatre’s New Works Collective is a disruption of the traditional commissioning model: it gives decision-making...
Juilliard premiere of Darwin’s composition for Soprano and Viola
New work “Caribe 102” premiered by the Gateway Festival Orchestra
Caribe 102, for String Orchestra and Percussion, was commissioned by the Fort Zumwalt North High School Orchestra as part of a Diversity/Inclusion/Equity educational project highlighting Latin music and culture. It was premiered in May 2021.
Suite for Orchestra from Insomnia Ballet
Dominican classics disc 6 / vol. II Historical collection of music by classical composers from the Dominican Republic.
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...
Darwin Aquino interview with “Stay at Music” (in Spanish)
Maestro Darwin Aquino (Dominican composer, director and violinist) brings PRIMICIAS to Stay At Music and tells us about his inspiration in the rhythms and folk songs of our island to compose.
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...