A captivating work written in 1968 set to the tango music of legendary bandoneón master and composer, Astor Piazzolla. An unconventional mix of nuevo tango, oratorio, and surrealism, Maria de Buenos Aires is a love song to this fascinating city as symbolized by Maria, who is both tragic and comic, both prostitute and virgin. With Mariana Quinteros, Martin de Leon, Hugo Medrano, and Rodolfo Zanetti. September 16, 2017 at 8 PM at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium. Read More
"Piazzolla took tango out of cheap places, where it was just entertainment, just popular tunes in a coffee shop. His music is of a higher quality. I don't reject the roots of tango. There were many wonderful tangos written before Piazzolla, but he works with more sophisticated material; the emotion in his music is more profound." ----Latvian violinist, Guidon Kremer
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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.
Arthur Espinoza, Jr.
Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
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