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Pan American Symphony Orchestra (PASO) was founded 23 years ago by dynamic Argentine conductor and musician, Sergio Alessandro Bušlje, with the objective of bringing Latin American symphonic music to Washington, DC area concert halls.

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2013-2014 Season

PASO brings you music from Blauth, Santoro, Guastavino, Piazzolla, and Marquez, all influential Latin American composers who share a common aesthetic -- romantic nationalism.

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Spotlight On...

Mexican composer, Arturo Marquez, captures the charms of the Veracruz dance halls, with his series of danzones, which have now been performed in the most famous concert halls throughout the world.

Next Concert


    TODO TANGO Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m.George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium721 21st Street NW, Washington, DC.

    04 April 2014 4:01 pm View More


. . . Sergio Buslje, with whom I sang at a benefit concert at the Organization of American States in Washington, DC. Given the daunting task of preparing a highly gifted but nevertheless youth orchestra with minimal rehearsals, Mr. Buslje gave a dynamic reading of zarzuelas and popular Spanish music. It was a pleasure working with him.

-Placido Domingo

The Orchestra accompanied Chita Rivera and me at the Latino Inaugural Celebration on January 20, 2013. In spite of such short notice, the Orchestra and its leadership rose to the occasion and because of its level of professionalism and musicality, the performance was quite a success.

- Rita Moreno

[PASO] is truly a gem and I commend you for your commitment and dedication to the art form.

– Robert Pullen, Director of Special Programming, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


We Need Your Help!


Please remember PASO for your charitable donations. PASO is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so your donations are tax deductible. You may donate to PASO through PayPal or by mailing a check to:

textPASO, 125 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017.

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