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January 2023

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We are delighted to welcome Aquiles Morales to the conductor's podium for the orchestra concerts. You know his excellent work from his participation in our Christmas concerts. Aquiles will direct the Orchestra Sinfonica Vallarta.

Born in Mexico City, his musical background is impressive:

  • studies in France, Germany, Austria and, of course, in Mexico

  • piano player performances as a soloist or within a chamber orchestra in Mexico, France and the United States

  • recording artist

  • choir direction (Mexico City Choir, Poder Coral MX...)

  • music teacher

  • opera staging

Please visit his website for full details on our our prodigious musical director.

June 2022


In 2022, Dr. Chuck MacKinnon directed the organisation. Chuck earned a Doctorate in Musical Arts with an Emphasis in Jazz Composition from the University of Kansas. He has been conducting the Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra and OSV since the previous conductor, Daniel Oliveros, and his family moved to Monterrey in July 2022. Chuck is an accomplished trumpet player and jazz composer with an impressive discography. You can hear him accompany Nora Jones’s Thinking About You on YouTube and through his website:

In early 2023, Chuck has chosen to return to the U.S. to pursue other endeavours. We are grateful for the time that he shared with us and for the insights that he imparted to the musicians at all levels.  We wish him all the best in his new adventures.

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