PASO expresses the authentic swing and musicality of Argentine tango like no other ensemble in the United States! To celebrate its 25th anniversary, PASO brings you a milonga-a-month at the elegant Embassy of Argentina, featuring bandoneon player from Mendoza, Argentina, Rodolfo Zanetti.
Treat your someone special to a romantic evening of live tango music and dance at the elegant Embassy of Argentina.
The Pan American Symphony Orchestra and the Choral Arts Society of Washington Chamber Chorus join forces to bring you a sensational show of zarzuela favorites—Antologia de la Zarzuela (Zarzuela Anthology) and other musical treasures from Spain. Zarzuela is Spain’s equivalent of the Viennese operetta, with serious or comic plots that are usually nationalistic in theme. But unlike the Austrian operettas where the protagonists are usually aristocrats, zarzuelas depict everyday people with stories rooted in the politics of their times.
Zarzuelas had their heyday in Spain at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries and Antologia de la Zarzuela offers a varied selection of songs from the most well-known zarzuela composers of this Golden Age, such as Joaquin Breton, Ruperto Chapi, Federico Moreno Torroba, Manuel de Falla, and others. With the Pan American Symphony Orchestra, a chamber choir, four vocal soloists, and a flamenco dancer, this show promises a spectacular array of the big moments from the best of Spain’s zarzuelas. Also featured in this show are works from Spain's greatest composers of the 20th century, such as Manuel de Falla and Isaac Albeniz.
Presenting the only festival in the U.S. that offers the public a month of tango music and tango related events. Now in its 10th year, the DC Tango Festival attracts patrons from across the U.S. and abroad. This year's DC Tango Festival begins March 29, 2016 with a festive gala fundraising event with live music, food, and drinks, and ends April 29, 2016 with the Trifilio Trio.