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TANGO OF THE AMERICAS
May 28, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center

TANGO OF THE AMERICAS
May 28, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center

TANGO OF THE AMERICAS
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2021-2022 Season

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.

February 26 2022 Swinging with the Duke
February 26, 2022

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.

May 28, 2022
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 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.

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.

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!





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2021 DC Tango Festival

2021 D.C. Tango Festival

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, PASO brings you all its Festival events online through its Facebook page and its YouTube channel starting on April 10 and ending on April 24.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, PASO brings you all its Festival events online through its Facebook page and its YouTube channel starting on April 10 and ending on April 24.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, PASO brings you all its Festival events online through its Facebook page and its YouTube channel starting on April 10 and ending on April 24, 2021.

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UPCOMING CONCERTS

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Upcoming Concerts

UPCOMING CONCERTS

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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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Octavio Brunetti
Octavio Brunetti
(1975-2014)
Pianist

Octavio Brunetti was PASO's tango pianist from 2006 until his untimely death. His addition brought a new level of musicianship to the orchestra. Perhaps the best tango pianist in the United States, Brunetti studied classical piano at the National School of Music in his home town of Rosario, Argentina. After being in the U.S. a short time, he won New York’s International Tango Competition twice: for Best Solo Pianist and Best Duo. Brunetti was composing his own tangos for a recording with PASO when he passed away in August 2014 from a sudden illness. He will always be admired and loved by PASO's conductor, musicians, and fans.

Brunetti performed on a recording with world famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2007 (Soledad by Astor Piazzolla) after which Yo-Yo Ma was quoted as saying that “within minutes [of playing with Brunetti] it felt as if we’d been playing together for years”.
Rodolfo Zanetti
Rodolfo Zanetti
Bandoneon

From Mendoza, Argentina, Zanetti has achieved international acclaim for his virtuosity on the bandoneon, the quintessential instrument in tango ensembles. He is bandoneon player in Pedro Giraudo's Quartet, which won a 2018 Latin Grammy award for best tango recording. Zanetti has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City Opera, and with PASO in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, historic Lincoln Theater, the Organization of American States, and in Medellin, Colombia at the International Festival of Tango.

Diana LeGrand
Diana LeGrand
VIOLIN

Diana LeGrand, from Assisi, Italy, started her music studies at age two and a half, learning from her mother, a violin and piano teacher. At age 15, she studied under the late Elaine Richey, formery the first violinist f the Razamousky Quartet at the North Carolina School of the Arts, where she eventually earned her bachelor and masters degrees in violin performance. She also studied at the Conservatory of Modena, Italy. Over the years she has studied with Vadim Brodsky, Paola Besutti from Florence, Italy and the late Emmanuel Hurwitz, first violinist of the Aeolian String Quartet.

LeGrand performs throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra player. She is currently the concertmaster of the Pan American Symphony Orchestra.
Dorotea Racz
Dorotea Racz
Cello

Croatian cellist, Dorotea Racz, was awarded a merit scholarship at the age of 16 to study with Amit Peled at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where she completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music. She recently earned her doctorate in cello performance from the Catholic University of America. She has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, as well as North and South America, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Mozarteum in Salzburg. An ardent chamber musician, Racz is a founding member of Racz-Samogray Duo and Ensemble Accendo.

Festival appearances include Washington's European Month of Culture, International Festival Umbria Classica, Rovinj Festival, and PagArt Festival. Her solo and chamber music performances have been broadcast on Croatia's HRT Radio and Television.
Pablo Estigarribia
Pablo Estigarribia
Piano

Pianist, arranger and composer from Argentina, Estigarribia has performed across Europe and the United States with various tango orchestras and as soloist. His 2015 recording, Tangos para Piano, won him the prestigious Gardel Prize for best tango recording by a new artist.

He won the Medal of Honor from the Argentine Tango Society in both 2014 and 2015 and has appeared on NBC, Univision, and Telemundo. Estigarribia has been playing with PASO for two years.
Jaime Ibacache
Jaime Ibacache
Guitar
Javier Sanchez
Javier Sanchez
Bandoneon
Valerie Heller
Valerie Heller
VIOLIN
Stephanie Flack