2015-2016 Season

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Milonga - A Tango Dance Party

Embassy of Argentina,1600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Milongas start at 8 PM and end at 11 PM.

Admission is only $30 per person which includes Argentine wines at no additional cost. Admission must be purchased in advance. There will be no tickets sold at the door.

PASO expresses the authentic swing and musicality of Argentine tango like no other ensemble in the United States! To celebrate its 25th anniversary, PASO brings you a milonga-a-month at the elegant Embassy of Argentina, featuring bandoneon player from Mendoza, Argentina, Rodolfo Zanetti.  

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Milonga de San Valentine

Embassy of Argentina,1600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Friday, February 12, 2016

For more information, call 240-242-8032

Treat your someone special to a romantic evening of live tango music and dance at the elegant Embassy of Argentina.

 

 

 

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Antologia de la Zarzuela

George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street, NW.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7 PM

Reserved seating; Admission $35, 40, $45, $50. For ticket information, call 202-994-6800.

The Pan American Symphony Orchestra and the Choral Arts Society of Washington Chamber Chorus join forces to bring you a sensational show of zarzuela favorites—Antologia de la Zarzuela (Zarzuela Anthology) and other musical treasures from Spain. Zarzuela is Spain’s equivalent of the Viennese operetta, with serious or comic plots that are usually nationalistic in theme. But unlike the Austrian operettas where the protagonists are usually aristocrats, zarzuelas depict everyday people with stories rooted in the politics of their times.

Zarzuelas had their heyday in Spain at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries and Antologia de la Zarzuela offers a varied selection of songs from the most well-known zarzuela composers of this Golden Age, such as Joaquin Breton, Ruperto Chapi, Federico Moreno Torroba, Manuel de Falla, and others. With the Pan American Symphony Orchestra, a chamber choir, four vocal soloists, and a flamenco dancer, this show promises a spectacular array of the big moments from the best of Spain’s zarzuelas. Also featured in this show are works from Spain's greatest composers of the 20th century, such as Manuel de Falla and Isaac Albeniz.

 

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Annual DC Tango Festival

March 29, 2016 to April 29, 2016

For ticket information, call 202-994-6800.

Presenting the only festival in the U.S. that offers the public a month of tango music and tango related events. Now in its 10th year, the DC Tango Festival attracts patrons from across the U.S. and abroad. This year's DC Tango Festival begins March 29, 2016 with a festive gala fundraising event with live music, food, and drinks, and ends April 29, 2016 with the Trifilio Trio.

2014-2015 Season

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Latin American Songbook - Best-loved Spanish-language songs

Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland Sabado, 6 de Junio de 2015 en Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland

Free Parking on site; estacionamiento gratis en las premisas y cercano del teatro.

Admission for the children's matinee at 3 p.m. - Contact Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center to purchase tickets 240-567-5775

General Admission for the big show at 8:00 p.m.- FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC. For more information, call 240-242-8032.

Entradas al show para niños a las 3 p.m., contacte el Centro Cultural de Artes de Montgomery College a 240-567-5775.Entrada Gratuita para el show a las 8 PM- Para más información llame a 240-242-8032.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!! Latin American Songbook - Best-loved Spanish-language songs *Dedicated to the hardworking Central American community that has contributed so much to the progress of the greater DC metropolitan area ENTRADA GRATUITA!!!!! Cancionero Latinoamericano- Tus Canciones Favoritas *Este concierto está dedicado a la comunidad centroamericana que ha contribuido al progreso del area de Washington, DC

Latin American Idol winner, Guatemalan Carlos Peña, and Argentine jazz-world music sensation, Sofia Rei, sing favorite songs of Latin Americans, such as Besame mucho, Por Amor, La luz de luna, among others. A show with 50 musicians bring you an evening of swinging tunes, lively Latin rhythms, and nostalgic melodies showcasing the best of Hispanic culture.

Ganador del Latin American Idol, el joven guatemalteco, Carlos Enrique Peña, y la sensación argentina, cantante de jazz y música folclorica, Sofia Rei, interpretan tus canciones favoritas como Bésame mucho, Por amor, La luz de luna, y muchas mas! Un espectáculo con 50 músicos te trae una noche inolvidable de ritmos latinos y melodías nostálgicas que muestra lo mejor de nuestra cultura hispana.

Something special for children! With the support of the Cultural Arts Center of Montgomery College, there will be a special afternoon show for children and youth at 3 p.m. This is an educational concert and it lasts for about one hour. Admission is only $5 per person. Algo especial para niños!! Con el apoyo del centro cultural de los artes de Montgomery College, ofrecemos un show educativo para niños y jóvenes a las 3 p.m. Este show durará una hora y la entrada es solamente $5 por persona. Entradas al show para niños a las 3 p.m., contacte el Centro Cultural de Artes de Montgomery College a 240-567-5775.Entrada Gratuita para el show a las 8 PM- Para más información llame a 240-242-8032. Latin American Songbook is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how the National Endowment for the Arts awards impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov Cancionero Latinoamericano está patrocinado en parte por un subsidio del Fondo Nacional de los Artes. Para aprender como los subsidios del Fondo Nacional de los Artes benefician a individuos y comunidades, visite www.arts.gov

 

 

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Annual DC Tango Festival

Free Movies- Vintage films with tango themes

Free tango dance classes by Arnaud Lucas and Corinne Merzeraud

Milonga- Tango Dance Party with live music

Recitals by talented visiting tango musicians

Finale Tango Show with 30 musicians, bandoneón, tango singer, and 3 pairs of dancers at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium.

The 2015 DC Tango Festival starts March 27, 2015 and ends April 25, 2015. For a schedule of events and to purchase tickets click here..

Presenting the only festival in the U.S. that offers the public a month of tango music and tango related events. Now in its 9th year, the DC Tango Festival attracts patrons from across the U.S. and abroad. Thanks to the generous support of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Embassy of Argentina, the DC Tango Festival brings you an exciting array of events.

 

 

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The Soul of Tango

General Admission - $50, $45, and $40. Tickets available through the Kennedy Center Box Office and InstantCharge at 202-467-4600.

October 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM; Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC

Highlighting the grand master of nuevo tango, Astor Piazzolla, and three of his contemporaries, PASO expertly conveys the authentic swing and musicality of Argentine tango like no other ensemble in the Washington, DC area. The concert also features tangos by Raul Garello, a bandoneón player and a significant post-Piazzolla composer, and by the Argentine Grammy-winning pianist, Octavio Brunetti (1975-2014). Joining the orchestra are Argentine pianist, Emilio Teubal, dancers Carolina Zokalsky and Diego di Falco, and the area's newest bandoneon talent from Argentina, Rodolfo Zanetti and Emmanuel Trifilio.

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A Capital Christmas with the Choral Arts Society of Washington

For tickets and more info, click here.

Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7 PM Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 7 PM Wednesday, December 24, 2014

PASO celebrates the holiday season with the Choral Arts Society at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with a program of holiday favorites, including Christmas carols from Argentina. Join in the singing with the Choral Arts Society for a unique cross cultural holiday treat!

A special "gracias" to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for its generous support of our 2015 concert season. This season's concerts were supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.image