Conductor

2022-23 Season:
Conductor, New Works Collaborative Opera Theater St. Louis
Music Director, St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra
Assistant & Cover Conductor, Opera Theater St. Louis
Conductor-in-Residence, Washington University
Music Director, Gateway Festival Orchestra
Guest Conductor, Chamber Music Society & St. Louis Ballet

RECENT ENGAGEMENTS – SUMMER 2022

Darwin - activities may-august 2022

Media

Opera is for All

Opera is for All

Inaugurated as part of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 2023 season, the New Works Collective is the company’s groundbreaking effort to bring new voices into the world of opera, as well as to connect new audience members with the art form by exploring characters and stories that embody the full spectrum of modern life. A completely fresh approach to commissioning new operas, this first-of-its-kind program upends the form’s traditional model in favor of empowering composers and librettists who may feel that they do not have a place in opera and giving members of the community the chance to see themselves in the stories being performed. It’s an approach that New Works Collective conductor Darwin Aquino feels is vital for keeping opera resonant in today’s society.

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Sound Moves: Where Music Meets Chess

Sound Moves: Where Music Meets Chess

Celebrate the closing of the WCHOF's exhibition, Sound Moves: Where Music Meets Chess, with a unique performance using a custom-made chessboard piano at Saint Louis University's Sinquefield State Room on January 18, 2024, accompanied by musicians from the St. Louis...

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Catch Darwin on Classic 107.3 FM

Kathy Lawton Brown of Classic 107.3 interviewed Music Director Darwin Aquino and Guest Conductor Leon Burke III. Part 2 of the interview has Maestro Aquino describing the program to be performed Sunday, July 16 at 7:30pm at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity in University City. All concerts are free to attend!

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