September 16, 2017 

George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium

 730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

For more information, call 240-242-8032

Admission: All tickets $45, reserved seating.

For tickets, call 202-994-6800 or

go to 

Maria de Buenos Aires is a genre-bending tango-oratorio that is hauntingly seductive and surreal. Maria was born in the slums of Buenos Aires, Argentina "on a day that God was drunk... with a curse in her voice." She passionately longs for freedom. Rejecting innocent love, she becomes seduced by the streets, pulled into the seedy underworld. Maria is both prostitute and virgin, sleepwalking through scenes of violence, her own burial, dreamlike confessions to psychoanalysts, her own resurrection, and finally giving birth to a new version of herself.

PASO performs this beautiful music with its hallucinatory lyrics with an all Argentine cast:

Mariana Quinteros as Maria; Martin de Leon as the Dreamy Sparrow and the Gaucho Minstrel, Hugo Medrano as the Poet Goblin and Drunk, and a talking choir of psychoanalysts.  Rodolfo Zanetti on bandoneon.

The Spanish lyrics will be translated into English and projected onto a screen near the stage so non-Spanish speakers can follow along.  Also, the libretto in Spanish and English will be available for sale on the night of the concert.

To learn more about Astor Piazzolla and Maria de Buenos Aires, Click here

PASOTangoLisnerThursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM

National Tango Day Celebration 

Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

To celebrate National Tango Day in Argentina, PASO performs a free concert of traditional tangos and nuevo tango at the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center with Rodolfo Zanetti and Javier Sanchez, bandoneón, Diana LeGrand, violin, and Dorotea Racz, cello. Sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina. Admission is free of charge and open to the public.  Limited seating: first come, first seated.  





Sunday, February 4, 2018  at 7:00 PM

Jazz at the Terrace with Chaise Lounge

Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

PASO performs with DC's own Chaise Lounge, a sextet of top jazz musicians and vocalist Marilyn Older, in a concert of American standards, lounge music, and Chaise Lounge's original "early stereo" jazz-pop songs.  Chaise Lounge has 7 albums to its credit and its original music is witty, seductive, elegant, and swinging. 

The music is as retro-hip — think the Depression and the Prohibition, circa 1920-‘30s — as it gets, gently swinging, a little tongue-in-cheek in the lyrics, tickling traces of a forgotten soundtrack from another era, even daring in places. --AXS Entertainment.

For more information, call PASO at 240-242-8032; Tickets can be purchased at the box office or by calling (202) 467-4600.  Box Office Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 pm, Sun. and Holidays, noon-9 pm. 

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Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Tango at the Terrace

Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

As part of PASO's annual DC Tango Festival, this concert features PASO's 25 piece tango orchestra with international tango dancers and Rodolfo Zanetti on bandoneón

For more information, call PASO at 240-242-8032;  Tickets can be purchased at the box office or by calling (202) 467-4600.  ox Office Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 am-9 pm; Sun. and Holidays, noon-9 pm




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2018 DC Tango Festival 

April 4 - April 27, 2018

For a list of all Festival events, click here