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
Chamber Music Society of Saint Louis, under the baton of Darwin Aquino, will accompany the dancers with the score composed by Adolphe Adam. The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch in 2019 called their playing “instrumental brilliance”. Many are members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
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!
Sunday, July 2, 2023 3:00pm, Corson Auditorium and Sunday, July 9, 2023 3:00pm, Corson Auditorium
Get to know the two conductors behind this year’s Gateway Festival Orchestra summer concert series. The Gateway Festival Orchestra, a ‘cultural treasure’ that has become a staple to St. Louis summers…
Darwin Aquino, the Music Director of the The Saint Louis Philharmonic and Leanne Magnusen Latuda, Artistic & Executive Director of the Saint Louis Women’s Chorale, spoke with Kathy Lawton Brown about their joint concert on April 28 that features music of Benjamin Britten, Maurice Ravel, and two St. Louis premieres: “Seis Sones Sencillos” by Carlos Fariñas and Antonio María Romeu and “The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci” by Jocelyn Hagen…
Last year, Opera Theatre of St. Louis started an experiment. The first fruits of that experiment can be seen March 16-18 at COCA’s Catherine B. Berges Theatre. The creative team also includes conductor Darwin Aquino and choreographer Kirven Douthit-Boyd…