Tangy Tangos & Delightful de Falla

Washington Post - Arthur R. Smith, April 25, 1997

Tangos, classic and otherwise, along with a big helping of de Falla, made up Wednesday night's enjoyable concert by the Pan American Symphony Orchestra at the Organization of American States. 

Maestro Buslje and the orchestra were joined by virtuoso bandoneon player Raul Jaurena for the first half, with a selection of tangos by Emilio Balcarce, Astor Piazzolla and others. The bandoneon, a type of Argentine accordion, is a wonderfully expressive instrument in Jaurena's hands, and the program contrasted Piazzolla's imaginative take on the tango with other more conservative styles in an illuminating way.