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ARGENTINA OFFICIAL DECLARATION
REPUBLIC OF ARGENTINA OFFICIAL DECLARATION
"To declare the Pan American Symphony Orchestra and its Director, Maestro Sergio Buslje, of National Cultural Interest for its distinguished labor of promoting and spreading Argentine culture for 32 years in the United States."

On November 14, 2023, Ambassador to the United States from the Republic of Argentina, Jorge Arguello,
presented Maestro Sergio Alessandro Buslje, a special recognition from the federal government of Argentina, specifically from the Ministry of Culture, declaring the Pan American Symphony Orchestra of significant national interest for its promotion of Argentine culture in the United States.

This prestigious award mentions the 32 years of dedication and hard work carried out by Maestro Sergio Buslje to bring music from Argentina to the Washington, D.C. public which has contributed to strengthening cultural ties between Argentina and the United States.

PASO

PASO means “step” in Spanish and we invite you to take the next step. If you love PASO’s concerts and its mission, and you enjoy connecting people, then become a PASO brand ambassador.

Advocate for PASO within your own circle of friends and influence. Enlist others to follow PASO. Become a future PASO leader. Join our family and help PASO grow!

Piazzolla Strings
Tango of the Americas CD

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What People Are Saying
What People Are Saying

Conductor Buslje was enthusiastic in conducting the performers and his discussion of each piece really helped put the music in context. Cellist Dorotea Racz played superbly, as did all the rest of the cellists. This was my first concert since the outbreak of COVID and it was a great way to re-enter the concert listening world

Conductor Buslje was enthusiastic in conducting the performers and his discussion of each piece really helped put the music in context. Cellist Dorotea Racz played superbly, as did all the rest of the cellists. This was my first concert since the outbreak of COVID and it was a great way to re-enter the concert listening world

Conductor Buslje was enthusiastic in conducting the performers and his discussion of each piece really helped put the music in context. This was my first concert since the outbreak of COVID and it was a great way to re-enter the concert listening world. Melissa Fitzgerald

A wonderful performance at a wonderful venue. Pan American Symphony Orchestra is an outstanding orchestra. The musicianship was excellent and the programme was very well structured and well-paced. I would recommend this Orchestra to any music lover.

Conductor Buslje was enthusiastic in conducting the performers and his discussion of each piece really helped put the music in context. Cellist Dorotea Racz played superbly, as did all the rest of the cellists. This was my first concert since the outbreak of COVID and it was a great way to re-enter the concert listening world

A wonderful performance at a wonderful venue. Pan American Symphony Orchestra is an outstanding orchestra. The musicianship was excellent and the programme was very well structured and well-paced. I would recommend this Orchestra to any music lover.

Romantic Latin tango compositions light and playful yet deeply moving! Executed with vigor and grace in historic intimate setting. A complete cultural indulgence!

Conductor Buslje was enthusiastic in conducting the performers and his discussion of each piece really helped put the music in context. Cellist Dorotea Racz played superbly, as did all the rest of the cellists. This was my first concert since the outbreak of COVID and it was a great way to re-enter the concert listening world

A wonderful performance at a wonderful venue. Pan American Symphony Orchestra is an outstanding orchestra. The musicianship was excellent and the programme was very well structured and well-paced. I would recommend this Orchestra to any music lover.

ARGENTINA OFFICIAL DECLARATION
PASO
PASO means “step” in Spanish
Piazzolla Strings
2024 DC Tango Festival
Tango of the Americas CD
Keep in Touch!
What People Are Saying
PASO is an outstanding orchestra.
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DC Tango Festival Piazzolla Strings Mar 20
PASO

PASO means “step” in Spanish and we invite you to take the next step. If you love PASO’s concerts and its mission, and you enjoy connecting people, then become a PASO brand ambassador. Advocate for PASO within your own circle of friends and influence. Enlist others to follow PASO. Become a future PASO leader. Join our family and help PASO grow!

ARGENTINA OFFICIAL DECLARATION
REPUBLIC OF ARGENTINA OFFICIAL DECLARATION
"To declare the Pan American Symphony Orchestra and its Director, Maestro Sergio Buslje, of National Cultural Interest for its distinguished labor of promoting and spreading Argentine culture for 32 years in the United States."

On November 14, 2023, Ambassador to the United States from the Republic of Argentina, Jorge Arguello, presented Maestro Sergio Alessandro Buslje, a special recognition from the federal government of Argentina, specifically from the Ministry of Culture, declaring the Pan American Symphony Orchestra of significant national interest for its promotion of Argentine culture in the United States.

This prestigious award mentions the 32 years of dedication and hard work carried out by Maestro Sergio Buslje to bring music from Argentina to the Washington, D.C. public which has contributed to strengthening cultural ties between Argentina and the United States.

On November 14, 2023, Ambassador to the United States from the Republic of Argentina, Jorge Arguello, presented Maestro Sergio Alessandro Buslje, a special recognition from the federal government of Argentina, specifically from the Ministry of Culture, declaring the Pan American Symphony Orchestra of significant national interest for its promotion of Argentine culture in the United States.

This prestigious award mentions the 32 years of dedication and hard work carried out by Maestro Sergio Buslje to bring music from Argentina to the Washington, D.C. public which has contributed to strengthening cultural ties between Argentina and the United States.

On November 14, 2023, Ambassador to the United States from the Republic of Argentina, Jorge Arguello, presented Maestro Sergio Alessandro Buslje, a special recognition from the federal government of Argentina, specifically from the Ministry of Culture, declaring the Pan American Symphony Orchestra of significant national interest for its promotion of Argentine culture in the United States.

This prestigious award mentions the 32 years of dedication and hard work carried out by Maestro Sergio Buslje to bring music from Argentina to the Washington, D.C. public which has contributed to strengthening cultural ties between Argentina and the United States.

Tango of the Americas CD

Buy the CD Now!
$15 includes shipping

Tango sin Fronteras
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Tango sin Fronteras

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PASO's second recording continues Maestro
Buslje's goal to show that tango is as contemporary as the times we live in. This recording brings listeners modern themes and dynamic innovative music by some of the best young tango composers of today. They may have looked to past masters, such as Astor Piazzolla and Anibal Troilo, but it is the present that defines their music.
Listen on Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, and more!

PASO's second recording continues Maestro
Buslje's goal to show that tango is as contemporary as the times we live in. This recording brings listeners modern themes and dynamic innovative music by some of the best young tango composers of today. They may have looked to past masters, such as Astor Piazzolla and Anibal Troilo, but it is the present that defines their music.
Listen on Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, and more!

PASO's second recording continues Maestro
Buslje's goal to show that tango is as contemporary as the times we live in. This recording brings listeners modern themes and dynamic innovative music by some of the best young tango composers of today. They may have looked to past masters, such as Astor Piazzolla and Anibal Troilo, but it is the present that defines their music.
Listen on Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, and more!

Keep in Touch!

Want the latest updates on concert dates? and special events?

Want the latest updates on concerts and special events?

What People Are Saying
What People Are Saying

Conductor Buslje was enthusiastic in conducting the performers and his discussion of each piece really helped put the music in context. Cellist Dorotea Racz played superbly, as did all the rest of the cellists. This was my first concert since the outbreak of COVID and it was a great way to re-enter the concert listening world

Conductor Buslje was enthusiastic in conducting the performers and his discussion of each piece really helped put the music in context. Cellist Dorotea Racz played superbly, as did all the rest of the cellists. This was my first concert since the outbreak of COVID and it was a great way to re-enter the concert listening world

Conductor Buslje was enthusiastic in conducting the performers and his discussion of each piece really helped put the music in context. This was my first concert since the outbreak of COVID and it was a great way to re-enter the concert listening world. Melissa Fitzgerald

Conductor Buslje was enthusiastic in conducting the performers and his discussion of each piece really helped put the music in context. Cellist Dorotea Racz played superbly, as did all the rest of the cellists. This was my first concert since the outbreak of COVID and it was a great way to re-enter the concert listening world

Conductor Buslje was enthusiastic in conducting the performers and his discussion of each piece really helped put the music in context. Cellist Dorotea Racz played superbly, as did all the rest of the cellists. This was my first concert since the outbreak of COVID and it was a great way to re-enter the concert listening world

Romantic Latin tango compositions light and playful yet deeply moving! Executed with vigor and grace in historic intimate setting. A complete cultural indulgence!

Conductor Buslje was enthusiastic in conducting the performers and his discussion of each piece really helped put the music in context. Cellist Dorotea Racz played superbly, as did all the rest of the cellists. This was my first concert since the outbreak of COVID and it was a great way to re-enter the concert listening world

Conductor Buslje was enthusiastic in conducting the performers and his discussion of each piece really helped put the music in context. Cellist Dorotea Racz played superbly, as did all the rest of the cellists. This was my first concert since the outbreak of COVID and it was a great way to re-enter the concert listening world

Really nice performance of tango music by both the orchestra and a smaller combo--excellent bandoneon and also a very good tango singer, do hope for more programs like this

Conductor Buslje was enthusiastic in conducting the performers and his discussion of each piece really helped put the music in context. Cellist Dorotea Racz played superbly, as did all the rest of the cellists. This was my first concert since the outbreak of COVID and it was a great way to re-enter the concert listening world

Conductor Buslje was enthusiastic in conducting the performers and his discussion of each piece really helped put the music in context. Cellist Dorotea Racz played superbly, as did all the rest of the cellists. This was my first concert since the outbreak of COVID and it was a great way to re-enter the concert listening world

A wonderful performance at a wonderful venue. Pan American Symphony Orchestra is an outstanding orchestra. The musicianship was excellent and the programme was very well structured and well-paced. I would recommend this Orchestra to any music lover.

DC Tango Festival Piazzolla Strings Mar 20
PASO
PASO means “step” in Spanish
ARGENTINA OFFICIAL DECLARATION
Tango of the Americas CD
Tango sin Fronteras
Keep in Touch!
What People Are Saying
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2024 DC Tango Festival

DC Tango Festival Announcement 2024

DC Tango Festival

Washington, DC's popular tango festival starts March 20, 2024 and ends April 20, 2024. Sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, this month-long festival brings you everything tango! Dance, Music, Film, and Argentine wines.

Washington, DC's popular tango festival starts March 20, 2024 and ends April 20, 2024. Sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, this month-long festival brings you everything tango! Dance, Music, Film, and Argentine wines.

Washington, DC's popular tango festival starts March 20, 2024 and ends April 20, 2024. Sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, this month-long festival brings you everything tango! Dance, Music, Film, and Argentine wines.

Piazzolla Strings March 20, 2024

Piazzolla Strings
with PASO musicians
Introducing Holly Nelson, violin

Maestro Buslje leads his string musicians in an evening of Piazzolla's nuevo tango, introducing PASO's new concertmaster, Holly Nelson. Enjoy some of Piazzolla's best: Vardarito, Escualo, Tango Ballet, and others.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue N.W.
General Admission- $45, includes wine reception
For more information, call 202-590-4317

Maestro Buslje leads his string musicians in an evening of Piazzolla's nuevo tango, introducing PASO's new concertmaster, Holly Nelson. Enjoy some of Piazzolla's best: Vardarito, Escualo, Tango Ballet, and others.
Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue N.W.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
General Admission- $45, includes wine reception
For more information, call 202-590-4317

Maestro Buslje leads his string musicians in an evening of Piazzolla's nuevo tango, introducing PASO's new concertmaster, Holly Nelson. Enjoy some of Piazzolla's best: Vardarito, Escualo, Tango Ballet, and others.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue N.W.
General Admission- $45, includes wine reception

For more information, call 202-590-4317

Milonga del 2024 Festival - April 5, 2024

CUARTETO ROTTERDAM
Milonga del Festival

Celebrate the 2024 DC Tango Festival with an evening of live tango music by the talented Cuarteto Rotterdam from Berlin, Germany. These four musicians perform tangos of the Golden Age of Tango from the 1940’s, highlighting the style of the grand orchestras of Di Sarli, Troilo, D’Arienzo, Pugliese, and Salgán, plus adding some contemporary tangos from Argentina and Europe.
Bring your tango dancing shoes and join them at the elegant ballroom at the Embassy of Argentina.
Michael Dolak (Germany) – bandoneón
Susanne Cordula Welsch (Germany) – violin
Judy Ruks (Netherlands) – piano
Facundo Leónidas Di Pietro (Argentina) – double bass

Wine reception included. $45 admission.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Celebrate the 2024 DC Tango Festival with an evening of live tango music by the talented Cuarteto Rotterdam from Berlin, Germany. These four musicians perform tangos of the Golden Age of Tango from the 1940’s, highlighting the style of the grand orchestras of Di Sarli, Troilo, D’Arienzo, Pugliese, and Salgán, plus adding some contemporary tangos from Argentina and Europe.
Bring your tango dancing shoes and join them at the elegant ballroom at the Embassy of Argentina.
Bring your tango dancing shoes and join them at the elegant Embassy of Argentina ballroom.
Michael Dolak (Germany) – bandoneón
Susanne Cordula Welsch (Germany) – violin
Judy Ruks (Netherlands) – piano
Facundo Leónidas Di Pietro (Argentina) – double bass

Wine reception included. $45 admission.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Celebrate the 2024 DC Tango Festival with an evening of live tango music by the talented Cuarteto Rotterdam from Berlin, Germany. These four musicians perform tangos of the Golden Age of Tango from the 1940’s, highlighting the style of the grand orchestras of Di Sarli, Troilo, D’Arienzo, Pugliese, and Salgán, plus adding some contemporary tangos from Argentina and Europe.
Bring your tango dancing shoes and join them at the elegant ballroom at the Embassy of Argentina.
Michael Dolak (Germany) – bandoneón
Susanne Cordula Welsch (Germany) – violin
Judy Ruks (Netherlands) – piano
Facundo Leónidas Di Pietro (Argentina) – double bass

Wine reception included. $45 admission.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Mariana Quinteros April 11, 2024

MARIANA QUINTEROS
Tango Singer

With pianist, Anibal Berraute and bandoneón player, Javier Sanchez

With pianist, Anibal Berraute and bandoneón player, Javier Sanchez

With pianist, Anibal Berraute and bandoneón player, Javier Sanchez

Latin Grammy nominee, Mariana Quinteros, returns to the DC Tango Festival to perform songs from her latest recording. With PASO string musicians and guest artists, Anibal Berraute and Javier Sanchez.

Latin Grammy nominee, Mariana Quinteros, returns to the DC Tango Festival to perform songs from her latest recording. With PASO string musicians and guest artists, Anibal Berraute and Javier Sanchez.

Latin Grammy nominee, Mariana Quinteros, returns to the DC Tango Festival to perform songs from her latest recording. With PASO string musicians and guest artists, Anibal Berraute and Javier Sanchez.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at the Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
General Admission- $45, includes wine reception

For more information, call 202-590-4317

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at the Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
General Admission- $45, includes wine reception

For more information, call 202-590-4317

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at the Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
General Admission- $45, includes wine reception

For more information, call 202-590-4317

Learn to Dance Tango

TANGO WEDNESDAYS
Learn to Dance Tango!

Minimal registration fee of $20 for all 4 classes !!!
Open to the Public! Wednesdays 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Dance tango in four lessons! Classes are for beginners and should be taken in order as each class builds progressively on the class before it. Do not wear tennis shoes or shoes with rubber soles. Must attend with a partner; no singles. Limited capacity. Embassy of Uruguay, 1913 I (Eye) Street, N.W.
Call 202-590-4317 for more information.

Minimal registration fee of $20 for all 4 classes !!!
Open to the Public! Wednesdays 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Dance tango in four lessons! Classes are for beginners and should be taken in order as each class builds progressively on the class before it. Do not wear tennis shoes or shoes with rubber soles. Must attend with a partner; no singles. Limited capacity. Embassy of Uruguay, 1913 I (Eye) Street, N.W..
Call 202-590-4317 for more information.

Minimal registration fee of $20 for all 4 classes !!!
Open to the Public! Wednesdays 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Dance tango in four lessons! Classes are for beginners and should be taken in order as each class builds progressively on the class before it. Do not wear tennis shoes or shoes with rubber soles. Must attend with a partner; no singles. Limited capacity. Embassy of Uruguay, 1913 I (Eye) Street NW.
Call 202-590-4317 for more information.

Tango Night at the Movies
Tango Night at the Movies

Vintage and new movies with tango themes! In Spanish with English subtitles. At the Embassy of Argentina at 6:00 PM. Free of charge. Titles of movies will be posted in February. No registration required.

Vintage and new movies with tango themes! In Spanish with English subtitles. At the Embassy of Argentina at 6:00 PM. Free of charge. Titles of movies will be posted in February. No registration required.

Vintage film with a tango theme! In Spanish with English subtitles. 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Free of charge.
Title of movie will be posted soon.
No registration required.

tango festival
Todo Tango

Todo Tango

PASO's popular signature tango show returns to the Kennedy Center with 30 musicians, 2 bandoneón players, and three pairs of award-winning international tango dancers. Authentic Argentine tango with selections from the old masters of the 20th century to the nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla and today's young composers. Maestro Buslje, a native of Argentina, brings authenticity to his complex arrangements of tango, thrilling audiences with the seductive combination of passion and elegance that is characteristic of Argentine tango. This show sells out fast, so buy your tickets now.

PASO's popular signature tango show returns to the Kennedy Center with 30 musicians, 2 bandoneón players, and three pairs of award-winning international tango dancers. Authentic Argentine tango with selections from the old masters of the 20th century to the nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla and today's young composers. Maestro Buslje, a native of Argentina, brings authenticity to his complex arrangements of tango, thrilling audiences with the seductive combination of passion and elegance that is characteristic of Argentine tango. This show sells out fast, so buy your tickets now.

PASO's popular signature tango show returns to the Kennedy Center with 30 musicians, 2 bandoneón players, and three pairs of award-winning international tango dancers. Authentic Argentine tango with selections from the old masters of the 20th century to the nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla and today's young composers. Maestro Buslje, a native of Argentina, brings authenticity to his complex arrangements of tango, thrilling audiences with the seductive combination of passion and elegance that is characteristic of Argentine tango. This show sells out fast, so buy your tickets now.

Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Show starts at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM
2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566
For more information, call 202-590-4317

Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Show starts at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM
2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566
For more information, call 202-590-4317

Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Show starts at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM
2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566
For more information, call 202-590-4317

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2023-2024 Season

October 14, 2023
Tango Sinfonico
October 14, 2023

AAn evening of symphonic tango with two U.S. premieres! Concierto de Nacar for tango ensemble and orchestra by the master of nuevo tango, Astor Piazzolla, features his signature melodies and harmonies with soaring solos throughout by guitar, violin, and cello.
Latin Grammy winner, Argentine pianist Pablo Estigarribia performs his Tres Tangos Concertantes, imitative of the classical concerto form in three movements, inspired by traditional Argentine tango and American jazz. Rounding out the program is Tangazo for Symphony Orchestra by Astor Piazzolla, first performed in Washington, D.C. in 1970. An edgy tango that opens with searing harmonic intensity and lyrical episodes, this work features pronounced horn solos. With Javier Sanchez on bandoneón, Sami Merdinian on violin, and Pedro Giraudo on bass. Tickets on sale now!

An evening of symphonic tango with two U.S. premieres! Concierto de Nacar for tango ensemble and orchestra by the master of nuevo tango, Astor Piazzolla, features his signature melodies and harmonies with soaring solos throughout by guitar, violin, and cello.
Latin Grammy winner, Argentine pianist Pablo Estigarribia performs his Tres Tangos Concertantes, imitative of the classical concerto form in three movements, inspired by traditional Argentine tango and American jazz. Rounding out the program is Tangazo for Symphony Orchestra by Astor Piazzolla, first performed in Washington, D.C. in 1970. An edgy tango that opens with searing harmonic intensity and lyrical episodes, this work features pronounced horn solos. With Javier Sanchez on bandoneón, Sami Merdinian on violin, and Pedro Giraudo on bass. Tickets on sale now!

An evening of symphonic tango with two U.S. premieres! Concierto de Nacar for tango ensemble and orchestra by the master of nuevo tango, Astor Piazzolla, features his signature melodies and harmonies with soaring solos throughout by guitar, violin, and cello.
Latin Grammy winner, Argentine pianist Pablo Estigarribia performs his Tres Tangos Concertantes, imitative of the classical concerto form in three movements, inspired by traditional Argentine tango and American jazz. Rounding out the program is Tangazo for Symphony Orchestra by Astor Piazzolla, first performed in Washington, D.C. in 1970. An edgy tango that opens with searing harmonic intensity and lyrical episodes, this work features pronounced horn solos. With Javier Sanchez on bandoneón, Sami Merdinian on violin, and Pedro Giraudo on bass. Tickets on sale now!

Nov 5 2023 The Barns


Soul of Tango

Built from two restored 18th-century barns, The Barns at Wolf Trap is the perfect place for PASO's 20 musicians and 6 tango dancers to offer you an intimate evening of sultry Argentine tango!

Built from two restored 18th-century barns, The Barns at Wolf Trap is the perfect place for PASO's 20 musicians and 6 tango dancers to offer you an intimate evening of sultry Argentine tango!

Built from two restored 18th-century barns, The Barns at Wolf Trap is the perfect place for PASO's 20 musicians and 6 tango dancers to offer you an intimate evening of sultry Argentine tango!

Musical Postcards from Argentina
Musical Postcards from Argentina

A showcase of works by Argentina's famed composers, Ginestera, Guastavino, and others.

A showcase of works by Argentina's famed composers, Ginestera, Guastavino, and others.

A showcase of works by Argentina's famed composers, Ginestera, Guastavino, and others.

Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 8:00 PM
Embassy of Argentina

Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 8:00 PM
Embassy of Argentina

Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 8:00 PM
Embassy of Argentina

Join PASO and guitarist Bill Feasley, for an evening of symphony enjoyment that celebrates the rich and varied music of Argentina. This show is free and open to the public, but registration is required and a donation is appreciated. Sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina
For more information, call 202-590-4317

Join PASO and guitarist Bill Feasley, for an evening of symphony enjoyment that celebrates the rich and varied music of Argentina. This show is free and open to the public, but registration is required and a donation is appreciated. Sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina
For more information, call 202-590-4317

Join PASO and guitarist Bill Feasley, for an evening of symphony enjoyment that celebrates the rich and varied music of Argentina. This show is free and open to the public, but registration is required and a donation is suggested.
Sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina.
For more information, call 202-590-4317

México Lindo! MLK Library

MEXICO LINDO!

MEXICO LINDO!

MEXICO LINDO!

Friday, January 26, 2024
7:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library Auditorium

Friday, January 26, 2024
7:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library Auditorium

Friday, January 26, 2024
7:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library Auditorium

Join PASO and saxophonist Chris Hemingway for an evening of lively music by Mexican composers Arturo Marquez, José Elizondo, Manuel Ponce, Brazilian composer Brenno Blauth, and Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla at the Martin Luther King Library Auditorium, 901 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
General Admission: $45, no reserved seating.
For more information, call 202-590-4317

Join PASO and saxophonist Chris Hemingway for an evening of lively music by Mexican composers Arturo Marquez, José Elizondo, Manuel Ponce, Brazilian composer Brenno Blauth, and Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla at the Martin Luther King Library Auditorium, 901 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
General Admission: $45, no reserved seating.
For more information, call 202-590-4317

Join PASO and saxophonist Chris Hemingway for an evening of lively music by Mexican composers Arturo Marquez, José Elizondo, Manuel Ponce, Brazilian composer Brenno Blauth, and Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla at the Martin Luther King Library Auditorium, 901 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
General Admission: $45, no reserved seating.
For more information, call 202-590-4317

Todo Tango April 20, 2024
2024 DC Tango Festival
2023 DC Tango Festival
Todo Tango

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Kenned Center, Terrace Theater
Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 7:30 PM

PASO ends its 2024 DC Tango Festival with this grand finale show to feature music from the old tango masters and the nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla. With award-winning international tango dancers, Javier Sanchez on bandoneón, and other guest artists (to be announced), this annual concert is a popular sold-out event. At the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM
Tickets on sale now!

PASO ends its 2024 DC Tango Festival with this grand finale show to feature music from the old tango masters and the nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla. With award-winning international tango dancers, Javier Sanchez on bandoneón, and other guest artists (to be announced), this annual concert is a popular sold-out event. At the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM
Tickets on sale now!

PASO ends its 2024 DC Tango Festival with this grand finale show to feature music from the old tango masters and the nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla. With award-winning international tango dancers, Javier Sanchez on bandoneón, and other guest artists (to be announced), this annual concert is a popular sold-out event. At the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM
Tickets on sale now!

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Testimonials

Scott Tucker
Arthur Espinoza, Jr.
Placido Domingo
Robert Pullen
Rita Moreno
Rosanna Ruscetti
Patricia A. McGuire
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Scott Tucker
Artistic Director, The Choral Arts Society of Washington

I have experienced PASO both from the stage and from the audience and have never been disappointed; in fact I have on every occasion been both impressed and inspired.

Scott Tucker
Artistic Director, The Choral Arts Society of Washington

Robert Pullen
Artistic Director, The Choral Arts Society of Washington

[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.

Rita Moreno
Artistic Director, The Choral Arts Society of Washington

Rita Moreno

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.

Rosanna Ruscetti
Artistic Director, The Choral Arts Society of Washington

PASO has demonstrated quality musicianship and brings a fresh appreciation and awareness to Latin American and Spanish contributions to the classical repertoire. PASO is an important cultural institution, successfully creating a public interest in the wealth of Latin American talent.

Rosanna Ruscetti
General Manager, The Lincoln Theater

Patricia A. McGuire
Artistic Director, The Choral Arts Society of Washington

Patricia A. McGuire
President, Trinity Washington University.

PASO is truly one of the great bright lights in our city. I can think of few other organizations that operate so consistently on the strength of volunteerism, a passion for beauty and culture, and a high degree of commitment to the idea that cultivation of the aesthetic senses can contribute to marked improvement in the community.

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History

Pan American Symphony Orchestra

(PASO) was founded 30 years ago by dynamic Argentine conductor and musician, Sergio Alessandro Bušlje, with the objective of bringing Latin American symphonic music to Washington, DC concert halls. Maestro Bušlje had studied and performed standard classical repertoire for many years but noticed a gap in the area’s cultural offerings—Latin American music was not fully represented in area performances, even though our Latin American neighbors possess a treasure trove of symphonic works that beg to be played.

(PASO) was founded 30 years ago by dynamic Argentine conductor and musician, Sergio Alessandro Bušlje, with the objective of bringing Latin American symphonic music to Washington, DC concert halls. Maestro Bušlje had studied and performed standard classical repertoire for many years but noticed a gap in the area’s cultural offerings—Latin American music was not fully represented in area performances, even though our Latin American neighbors possess a treasure trove of symphonic works that beg to be played.

(PASO) was founded 30 years ago by dynamic Argentine conductor and musician, Sergio Alessandro Bušlje, with the objective of bringing Latin American symphonic music to Washington, DC concert halls. Maestro Bušlje had studied and performed standard classical repertoire for many years but noticed a gap in the area’s cultural offerings—Latin American music was not fully represented in area performances, even though our Latin American neighbors possess a treasure trove of symphonic works that beg to be played.

Over the years
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Over the years

Over the years

Over the years

Paso has featured

rarely performed works by composers from Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Venezuela, Cuba, and Brazil. PASO has performed zarzuelas (Spanish opera) from Spain and Cuba and Spanish operas, such as La Vida Breve and Goyescas. The orchestra has dedicated a concert series to Latin American women composers and was the first orchestra in the Washington, DC area to perform the unusual, but beautifully melodic, tango-opera Maria de Buenos Aires, by Astor Piazzolla.

rarely performed works by composers from Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Venezuela, Cuba, and Brazil. PASO has performed zarzuelas (Spanish opera) from Spain and Cuba and Spanish operas, such as La Vida Breve and Goyescas. The orchestra has dedicated a concert series to Latin American women composers and was the first orchestra in the Washington, DC area to perform the unusual, but beautifully melodic, tango-opera Maria de Buenos Aires, by Astor Piazzolla.

rarely performed works by composers from Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Venezuela, Cuba, and Brazil. PASO has performed zarzuelas (Spanish opera) from Spain and Cuba and Spanish operas, such as La Vida Breve and Goyescas. The orchestra has dedicated a concert series to Latin American women composers and was the first orchestra in the Washington, DC area to perform the unusual, but beautifully melodic, tango-opera Maria de Buenos Aires, by Astor Piazzolla.

Three decades later
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Three decades later

Three Decades Later

Three Decades Later

PASO continues to thrill

PASO continues to thrill

audiences with high quality shows of music originating from Latin America. With an on-going concert series that showcases gifted Latin American musicians and soloists, critical acclaim from the media, and a loyal following from the public, PASO remains on the cutting edge of symphonic performances with newly commissioned works, such as Danzon no. 7, by eminent contemporary Mexican composer, Arturo Marquez, who dedicated this beautiful piece to Maestro Bušlje.

audiences with high quality shows of music originating from Latin America. With an on-going concert series that showcases gifted Latino musicians and soloists, critical acclaim from the media, and a loyal following from the public, PASO remains on the cutting edge of symphonic performances with newly commissioned works, such as Danzon no. 7, by eminent contemporary Mexican composer, Arturo Marquez, who dedicated this beautiful piece to Maestro Bušlje.

audiences with high quality shows of music originating from Latin America. With an on-going concert series that showcases gifted Latino musicians and soloists, critical acclaim from the media, and a loyal following from the public, PASO remains on the cutting edge of symphonic performances with newly commissioned works, such as Danzon no. 7, by eminent contemporary Mexican composer, Arturo Marquez, who dedicated this beautiful piece to Maestro Bušlje.

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History of PASO

Pan American Symphony Orchestra

(PASO) was founded 30 years ago by dynamic Argentine conductor and musician, Sergio Alessandro Bušlje, to bring Latin American symphonic music to Washington, DC concert halls. Maestro Bušlje had performed standard classical repertoire for many years but noticed a gap in the area’s cultural offerings—Latin American music was not fully represented in area performances, even though our Latin American neighbors possess a treasure trove of symphonic works that beg to be played.

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Upcoming Concerts

Over the years