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National Tango Day - Friday, December 9, 2022

Celebrate with the PASO Tango Ensemble and Heyni Solera and Javier Sanchez on bandoneon.
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW
8:00 PM
$45 includes wine reception

Celebrate with the PASO Tango Ensemble and Heyni Solera and Javier Sanchez on bandoneon.
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW
8:00 PM
$45 includes wine reception

Celebrate with the PASO Tango Ensemble and Heyni Solera and Javier Sanchez on bandoneon.
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW
8:00 PM
$45 includes wine reception

We'll Meet Again February 4, 2023
We'll Meet Again!
February 4, 2023

American Jazz Standards with Nashville jazz sensation, singer Jaimee Paul, and trumpeter Leif Shire. Music by Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams.
Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Check back in 2023 for ticket information or call 202-590-4317

American Jazz Standards with Nashville jazz sensation, singer Jaimee Paul, and trumpeter Leif Shire. Music by Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams.
Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Check back in 2023 for ticket information or call 202-590-4317

American Jazz Standards with Nashville jazz sensation, singer Jaimee Paul, and trumpeter Leif Shire. Music by Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams.
Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Check back in 2023 for ticket information or call 202-590-4317

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Leyendas, Heroes, y Sueños
Legends, Heroes, and Dreams

Music inspired by folkloric dance traditions of Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina.
Premiering two new works by Salvadoran composers, El Juco by Audiel Avalos and Munamikitia by Juan Guerra Gonzalez and two works by Mexican composer, Arturo Marquez. With a local children's chorus on
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Lisner Auditorium of the George Washington University
$45 General Admission; Children under 16 free!
Check back for ticket information. 202-590-4317

Music inspired by folkloric dance traditions of Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina.
Premiering two new works by Salvadoran composers, El Juco by Audiel Avalos and Munamikitia by Juan Guerra Gonzalez and two works by Mexican composer, Arturo Marquez. With a local children's chorus on
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Lisner Auditorium of the George Washington University
$45 General Admission; Children under 16 free!
Check back for ticket information. 202-590-4317

Leyendas, Heroes, y Sueños

Legends, Heroes, and Dreams
Music inspired by folkloric dance traditions of Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Premiering two new works by Salvadoran composers, El Juco by Audiel Avalos and Munamikitia by Juan Guerra Gonzalez.

Premiering two new works by Salvadoran composers, El Juco by Audiel Avalos and Munamikitia by Juan Guerra Gonzalez.

With a local children's choir at the Lisner Auditorium of the George Washington University
For more information, call 202-590-4317

With a local children's choir at the Lisner Auditorium of the George Washington University
For more information, call 202-590-4317

Mobile Tango sin Fronteras

Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Tango Sin Fronteras

Tango Sin Fronteras May 20, 2023

Tango Sin Fronteras

Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM at the Kennedy Center

Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM at the Kennedy Center

Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM at the Kennedy Center

Tango of the Americas CD

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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!

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Become a PASO Ambassador Today!

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

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

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

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What People aAe 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
*Romantic Latin tango compositions light and playful yet deeply moving! Executed with vigor and grace in historic intimate setting. A complete cultural indulgence! Diane Nielson
*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! Patrimart
*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. Anonymous

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2022-2023 Season

December 9, 2022 National Tango Day
National Tango Day
Friday, December 9, 2022 at 8 PM
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave. NW

Celebrate Argentina's National Tango Day with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra's tango ensemble. With Javier Sanchez and Heyni Solera on bandoneons. A variety of traditional tangos through the decades, all arranged by Maestro Sergio Buslje.
General Admission - $45, includes Argentine wine reception after the concert.
For more information, call 202-590-4317

Celebrate Argentina's National Tango Day with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra's tango ensemble. With Javier Sanchez and Heyni Solera on bandoneons. A variety of traditional tangos through the decades, all arranged by Maestro Sergio Buslje.
General Admission - $45, includes Argentine wine reception after the concert.
For more information, call 202-590-4317

Celebrate Argentina's National Tango Day with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra's tango ensemble. With Javier Sanchez and Heyni Solera on bandoneons. A variety of traditional tangos through the decades, all arranged by Maestro Sergio Buslje.
General Admission - $45, includes Argentine wine reception after the concert.
For more information, call 202-590-4317

February 4, 2023 We'll Meet Again

We'll Meet Again!

February 4, 2023

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Terrace Theater

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Terrace Theater

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Terrace Theater

Join PASO for an evening of American jazz nostalgia with Nashville sensation, Jaimee Paul, singing favorites of the 1940’s such as the wartime hit, We’ll Meet Again. Tonight’s performance also features selections from a swinging orchestral work, the Zodiac Suite, by Mary Lou Williams, the talented, prolific African-American jazz composer, pianist, and arranger for Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and others. Considered a musician’s musician, she was highly regarded for her swing-era music and her later contributions to the development of contemporary American jazz. A series of 12 pieces each inspired by an astrological sign and the musicians born under it, Williams' ambitious 1945 composition fuses classical and jazz music that at the time was described as a key moment in the recognition of jazz as important 20th century music. With Leif Shire on trumpet and Chris Hemingway on saxophone, the Pan American Symphony Orchestra invites you to make your own memories as you relive the swinging days of a bygone era.
Reserved seating. Check back soon for the link to the Kennedy Center to purchase tickets.

Join PASO for an evening of American jazz nostalgia with Nashville sensation, Jaimee Paul, singing favorites of the 1940’s such as the wartime hit, We’ll Meet Again. Tonight’s performance also features selections from a swinging orchestral work, the Zodiac Suite, by Mary Lou Williams, the talented, prolific African-American jazz composer, pianist, and arranger for Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and others. Considered a musician’s musician, she was highly regarded for her swing-era music and her later contributions to the development of contemporary American jazz. A series of 12 pieces each inspired by an astrological sign and the musicians born under it, Williams' ambitious 1945 composition fuses classical and jazz music that at the time was described as a key moment in the recognition of jazz as important 20th century music. With Leif Shire on trumpet and Chris Hemingway on saxophone, the Pan American Symphony Orchestra invites you to make your own memories as you relive the swinging days of a bygone era.
Reserved seating. Check back soon for the link to the Kennedy Center to purchase tickets.

Join PASO for an evening of American jazz nostalgia with Nashville sensation, Jaimee Paul, singing favorites of the 1940’s such as the wartime hit, We’ll Meet Again. Tonight’s performance also features selections from a swinging orchestral work, the Zodiac Suite, by Mary Lou Williams, the talented, prolific African-American jazz composer, pianist, and arranger for Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and others. Considered a musician’s musician, she was highly regarded for her swing-era music and her later contributions to the development of contemporary American jazz. A series of 12 pieces each inspired by an astrological sign and the musicians born under it, Williams' ambitious 1945 composition fuses classical and jazz music that at the time was described as a key moment in the recognition of jazz as important 20th century music. With Leif Shire on trumpet and Chris Hemingway on saxophone, the Pan American Symphony Orchestra invites you to make your own memories as you relive the swinging days of a bygone era.
Reserved seating. Check back soon for the link to the Kennedy Center to purchase tickets.

March 25, 2023
Leyendas, Heroes, y Sueños

Legends, Heroes, and Dreams

Legends, Heroes, and Dreams

Legends, Heroes, and Dreams

Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Lisner Auditorium
of the George Washington University

Celebrate the lively folkloric traditions of Latin America with music inspired by typical dances from Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina. With two new compositions by Salvadoran composers, El Juco, by Audiel Bejamin Avalos, based on a Salvadoran rhythm called Xuc, and Munamikitia, based on the Salvadoran dance, Los Chapetones de Panchimalco by Juan Guerra Gonzalez. Music by Mexican composer, Arturo Marquez pays tribute to the Mexican revolutionary hero, Emiliano Zapata, and to the Pakistani youth activist Malala Yousefzai with influences from the cumbia and danzon dances. Argentine composer, Ariel Pirotti, premiers Tifon, a work based on the Vidala, a folk dance from the northern region of Argentina. With the participation of the Arlington Children’s Chorus and the Arlington Chorale, PASO showcases the rich musical heritage of our neighbors in El Salvador, Mexico and Argentina.

Celebrate the lively folkloric traditions of Latin America with music inspired by typical dances from Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina. With two new compositions by Salvadoran composers, El Juco, by Audiel Bejamin Avalos, based on a Salvadoran rhythm called Xuc, and Munamikitia, based on the Salvadoran dance, Los Chapetones de Panchimalco by Juan Guerra Gonzalez. Music by Mexican composer, Arturo Marquez pays tribute to the Mexican revolutionary hero, Emiliano Zapata, and to the Pakistani youth activist Malala Yousefzai with influences from the cumbia and danzon dances. Argentine composer, Ariel Pirotti, premiers Tifon, a work based on the Vidala, a folk dance from the northern region of Argentina. With the participation of the Arlington Children’s Chorus and the Arlington Chorale, PASO showcases the rich musical heritage of our neighbors in El Salvador, Mexico and Argentina.

Celebrate the lively folkloric traditions of Latin America with music inspired by typical dances from Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina. With two new compositions by Salvadoran composers, El Juco, by Audiel Bejamin Avalos, based on a Salvadoran rhythm called Xuc, and Munamikitia, based on the Salvadoran dance, Los Chapetones de Panchimalco by Juan Guerra Gonzalez. Music by Mexican composer, Arturo Marquez pays tribute to the Mexican revolutionary hero, Emiliano Zapata, and to the Pakistani youth activist Malala Yousefzai with influences from the cumbia and danzon dances. Argentine composer, Ariel Pirotti, premiers Tifon, a work based on the Vidala, a folk dance from the northern region of Argentina. With the participation of the Arlington Children’s Chorus and the Arlington Chorale, PASO showcases the rich musical heritage of our neighbors in El Salvador, Mexico and Argentina.

General admission, no reserved seating - $45. Youth under age 16 are admitted free! Check back in 2023 to purchase tickets. For more info, call 202-590-4317

General admission, no reserved seating - $45. Youth under age 16 are admitted free! Check back in 2023 to purchase tickets. For more info, call 202-590-4317

General admission, no reserved seating - $45
Youth under age 16 are admitted free!
Check back in 2023 to purchase tickets. For more info, call 202-590-4317

May 20, 2023 Tango Sin Fronteras
Tango sin Fronteras

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Kenned Center, Terrace Theater
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM

PASO ends its 2023 DC Tango Festival with this grand finale show to feature music from its newly-recorded album, Tango Sin Fronteras, which offers original tangos by composers from Argentina, Colombia, and the United States. With international tango dancers 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.
Tickets go on sale in March 2023

PASO ends its 2023 DC Tango Festival with this grand finale show to feature music from its newly-recorded album, Tango Sin Fronteras, which offers original tangos by composers from Argentina, Colombia, and the United States. With international tango dancers 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.
Tickets go on sale in March 2023

PASO ends its 2023 DC Tango Festival with this grand finale show to feature music from its newly-recorded album, Tango Sin Fronteras, which offers original tangos by composers from Argentina, Colombia, and the United States. With international tango dancers 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.
Tickets go on sale in March 2023

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2021-2022 Season

July 30, 2021
JULY 30, 2021

Celebrating 100 years of Piazzolla's music! Performed in May 2021 at Catholic University in Washington, DC, this concert is now available for your viewing pleasure on PASO's You Tube channel or Facebook page. With guest singer Mariana Quinteros, pianist Anibal Berraute, and Rodolfo Zanetti, bandoneon, this concert is free of charge. Feel free to make a donation. We appreciate your support!

Celebrating 100 years of Piazzolla's music! Performed in May 2021 at Catholic University in Washington, DC, this concert is now available for your viewing pleasure on PASO's You Tube channel or Facebook page. With guest singer Mariana Quinteros, pianist Anibal Berraute, and Rodolfo Zanetti, bandoneon, this concert is free of charge. Feel free to make a donation. We appreciate your support!

August 6 & August 20, 2021
August 6, 2021
August 20, 2021

Recorded at the Gala Hispanic Theater on June 25, 2021 before PASO's first live audience in more than one year! This concert is brought to you in two 30-minute recordings to be premiered on August 6 and August 20. Joining PASO musicians and Rodolfo Zanetti are two outstanding tango musicians from Buenos Aires -- Pablo Agri on violin and Horacio Romo on bandoneon.

Recorded at the Gala Hispanic Theater on June 25, 2021 before PASO's first live audience in more than one year! This concert is brought to you in two 30-minute recordings to be premiered on August 6 and August 20. Joining PASO musicians and Rodolfo Zanetti are two outstanding tango musicians from Buenos Aires -- Pablo Agri on violin and Horacio Romo on bandoneon.

October 29, 2021
October 29, 2021

PASO celebrates the 100th birthday of Astor Piazzolla, the Argentine bandoneon player and composer who revolutionized the tango by infusing it with classical music and jazz. Latin Grammy-winner Rodolfo Zanetti , bandoneon, Pablo Estigarribia, piano, and two international dancers join the orchestra to bring you Piazzolla's most exciting works, with all the exuberant rhythms and beautiful melodies that made him a legend in his lifetime and beyond.

PASO celebrates the 100th birthday of Astor Piazzolla, the Argentine bandoneon player and composer who revolutionized the tango by infusing it with classical music and jazz. Latin Grammy-winner Rodolfo Zanetti , bandoneon, Pablo Estigarribia, piano, and two international dancers join the orchestra to bring you Piazzolla's most exciting works, with all the exuberant rhythms and beautiful melodies that made him a legend in his lifetime and beyond.

PASO celebrates the 100th birthday of Astor Piazzolla, the Argentine bandoneon player and composer who revolutionized the tango by infusing it with classical music and jazz. Latin Grammy-winner Rodolfo Zanetti , bandoneon, Pablo Estigarribia, piano, and two international dancers join the orchestra to bring you Piazzolla's most exciting works, with all the exuberant rhythms and beautiful melodies that made him a legend in his lifetime and beyond.

8 Cellos
January 29, 2022
8 CELLOS

A novel concert featuring 8 cellos and one double bass performing an all Latin American program. Join Maestro Buslje and his cello ensemble to hear the beautiful Bacchianas Brasileira No. 1 by Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos. In these, Villa Lobos explores the links between the music of Bach and that of his native Brazil. Danzas Latinoamericanas by Mexican composer, Jose Elizondo reflects the music of Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, and Mexico in the echoes of mariachi music. And from Argentina, selections of nuevo tango by Astor Piazzolla. The concert takes place in the cultural landmark Sixth and I Historic Synagogue.
General Admission; no reserved seating. $40 per person; children 12 years old and under are admitted free. Purchase tickets online through the icon below. Call 240-242-8032 for more information.
(Sixth & I is not sponsoring this concert)

February 26 2022 Swinging with the Duke
February 26, 2022
Swinging with The Duke

Celebrating Black History month, PASO pays tribute to American jazz composers with a performance of two works by Duke Ellington: the third movement of Three Black Kings which he dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, and The Nutcracker Suite, Ellington’s reimagining of the Tchaikovsky Christmas classic. The second half of the show presents a parade of popular American jazz standards complimented by the smooth baritone of acclaimed jazz singer, Caesar, whose style is often likened to that of Nat King Cole. And as is typical of Maestro Buslje’s programming, PASO concerts often feature a surprise work that doesn’t seem to fit the program – until you hear it! For this show, it is the work of Austrian composer, Frederick Gulda, --the Concerto for Cello, a jazzy take on Austrian folk dances.

Celebrating Black History month, PASO pays tribute to American jazz composers with a performance of two works by Duke Ellington: the third movement of Three Black Kings which he dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, and The Nutcracker Suite, Ellington’s reimagining of the Tchaikovsky Christmas classic. The second half of the show presents a parade of popular American jazz standards complimented by the smooth baritone of acclaimed jazz singer, Caesar, whose style is often likened to that of Nat King Cole. And as is typical of Maestro Buslje’s programming, PASO concerts often feature a surprise work that doesn’t seem to fit the program – until you hear it! For this show, it is the work of Austrian composer, Frederick Gulda, --the Concerto for Cello, a jazzy take on Austrian folk dances.

Celebrating Black History month, PASO pays tribute to American jazz composers with a performance of two works by Duke Ellington: the third movement of Three Black Kings which he dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, and The Nutcracker Suite, Ellington’s reimagining of the Tchaikovsky Christmas classic. The second half of the show presents a parade of popular American jazz standards complimented by the smooth baritone of acclaimed jazz singer, Caesar, whose style is often likened to that of Nat King Cole. And as is typical of Maestro Buslje’s programming, PASO concerts often feature a surprise work that doesn’t seem to fit the program – until you hear it! For this show, it is the work of Austrian composer, Frederick Gulda, --the Concerto for Cello, a jazzy take on Austrian folk dances.

Mariana Quinteros

Mariana Quinteros Sings Tango

The 2022 DC Tango Festival kicks off with Argentine Mariana Quinteros singing traditional tangos and nuevo tango featured on her newly released album, Tango de Nuevos Ayres . With Argentine pianist, Anibal Berraute, and Argentine bandoneon player, Javier Sanchez, you are in for an evening of lively authentic Argentine tango. The show starts at 7:30 PM at the Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
Admission $45, includes wine reception.
For more information, call 240-242-8032

The 2022 DC Tango Festival kicks off with Argentine Mariana Quinteros singing traditional tangos and nuevo tango featured on her newly released album, Tango de Nuevos Ayres . With Argentine pianist, Anibal Berraute, and Argentine bandoneon player, Javier Sanchez, you are in for an evening of lively authentic Argentine tango. The show starts at 7:30 PM at the Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
Admission $45, includes wine reception.
For more information, call 240-242-8032

The 2022 DC Tango Festival kicks off with Argentine Mariana Quinteros singing traditional tangos and nuevo tango featured on her newly released album, Tango de Nuevos Ayres . With Argentine pianist, Anibal Berraute, and Argentine bandoneon player, Javier Sanchez, you are in for an evening of lively authentic Argentine tango. The show starts at 7:30 PM at the Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
Admission $45, includes wine reception.
For more information, call 240-242-8032

Milonga del Festival

A Tango Dance Party!

Put on your dancing shoes and join the Pan American Symphony Orchestra's Tango Ensemble for a fun evening of tango dancing. Joining PASO's Tango Ensemble are guest musicians from South America. Enjoy a glass or two of Argentine wine-- included free with the price of admission! $45 per person.

May 28, 2022 Tango of the Americas
May 28, 2022
TANGO of the AMERICAS

PASO ends its 2022 DC Tango Festival with this grand finale show to feature music from its newly-released recording, Tango of the Americas, which offers original tangos by composers from Argentina, Colombia, and the United States. With Rodolfo Zanetti on bandoneon, Pablo Estigarribia on piano, international tango dancers, 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.
*TICKETS GO ON SALE IN NOVEMBER 2021.

PASO ends its 2022 DC Tango Festival with this grand finale show to feature music from its newly-released recording, Tango of the Americas, which offers original tangos by composers from Argentina, Colombia, and the United States. With Rodolfo Zanetti on bandoneon, Pablo Estigarribia on piano, international tango dancers, 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.
*TICKETS GO ON SALE IN NOVEMBER 2021.

PASO ends its 2022 DC Tango Festival with this grand finale show to feature music from its newly-released recording, Tango of the Americas, which offers original tangos by composers from Argentina, Colombia, and the United States. With international tango dancers 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.
Tickets on Sale Now!

Learn to Dance Tango

Learn to Dance Tango!

Minimal registration fee of $5 for all four classes!!!
Open to the Public! 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. Ward Hall, Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC Free parking on campus
Call 240-242-8032 for more information
Capacity limited so buy your tickets now!

Minimal registration fee of $5 for all four classes!!!
Open to the Public! 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. Ward Hall, Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC Free parking on campus
Call 240-242-8032 for more information
Capacity limited so buy your tickets now!

Minimal registration fee of $5 for all four classes!!!
Open to the Public! 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. Ward Hall, Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC Free parking on campus
Call 240-242-8032 for more information
Capacity limited so buy your tickets now!

Tango at the Arts Club June 10

Tango at the Arts Club!

Join PASO' musicians, Diana LeGrand (violin), Dorotea Racz (cello) and Jason Salounias (piano) for an evening of nuevos tangos at the elegant Arts Club of Washington.
General Admission -$45 per person.
For more information, call 240-242-8032

Noche de Reencuentro June 17

An Enchanting Evening of Tango

Join the Ariel Pirotti Quartet for an evening of traditional and new tangos at the historic Embassy of Argentina. Enjoy a glass or two of Argentine wine-- included free with the price of admission! $45 per person.
For more information, call 240-242-8032

Join the Ariel Pirotti Quartet for an evening of traditional and new tangos at the historic Embassy of Argentina. Enjoy a glass or two of Argentine wine-- included free with the price of admission! $45 per person.
For more information, call 240-242-8032

Join PASO musicians for an evening of traditional and new tangos at the historic Embassy of Argentina with new compositions by Argentine composer, Ariel Pirotti. Enjoy a glass or two of Argentine wine-- included free with the price of admission! $45 per person.
For more information, call 240-242-8032

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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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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

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 (light 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.

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Three decades later

PASO continues to thrill

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 press, 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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Upcoming Concerts

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Scott Tucker
01 / 05
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.

“I get to work with an extremely accomplished designers all with a unique mix of talent and we get to tackle some fantastic projects together.”

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Arthur Espinoza, Jr.
01 / 05
Arthur Espinoza, Jr.
Former Executive Director
of the DC Commission on the
Arts and Humanities

Thank you for an incredible performance at our Labor Day Weekend Music Festival at the Historic Lincoln Theater on September 2, 2016. PASO's artistry and professionalism showed in the quality of the performance and it enriched the evening's experience for our guests.

“I get to work with an extremely accomplished designers all with a unique mix of talent and we get to tackle some fantastic projects together.”

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Placido Domingo
01 / 05
Placido Domingo
Spanish opera singer, conductor
and arts administrator

. . . 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.

“I get to work with an extremely accomplished designers all with a unique mix of talent and we get to tackle some fantastic projects together.”