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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

It was a pleasure to share our 2022 season with you. Thank you!

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

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Antologia
National Tango Day December 9
National Tango Day - December 9, 2022

Join PASO's Tango Ensemble and Javier Sanchez and Heyni Solera on bandoneons to celebrate Argentina's national cultural treasure, the tango!
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Join PASO's Tango Ensemble and Javier Sanchez and Heyni Solera on bandoneons to celebrate Argentina's national cultural treasure, the tango!
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Join PASO's Tango Ensemble and Javier Sanchez and Heyni Solera on bandoneons to celebrate Argentina's national cultural treasure, the tango!
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We'll Meet Again February 4, 2023
We'll Meet Again!
February 4, 2023

Join PASO's Tango Ensemble and Javier Sanchez and Heyni Solera on bandoneons to celebrate Argentina's national cultural treasure, the tango!
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Join PASO's Tango Ensemble and Javier Sanchez and Heyni Solera on bandoneons to celebrate Argentina's national cultural treasure, the tango!
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American Jazz Standards with guest singer Jaimee Paul and trumpeter Leif Shire.
Music by Duke Ellington and other American Songbook favorites!
Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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Voces Latinoamericanas Para Cambio
Voces Latinoamericanas Por Cambio-
A Concert Dedicated to Youth Activism
Saturday, March 23, 2023

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.

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

With the Children's Chorus of Washington
Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Lisner Auditorium of the George Washington University

With the Children's Chorus of Washington
Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Lisner Auditorium of the George Washington University

With ta children's choir at the Lisner Auditorium of the George Washington University
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Tango Sin Fronteras May 20, 2023

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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

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

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Voces Latinoamericanas por Cambio

A Concert Dedicated to Youth Activism
Premiering two new works by Salvadoran composers, El Juco by Audiel Avalos and Munamikitia by Juan Guerra Gonzalez.

With the Children's Chorus of Washington
Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Lisner Auditorium of the George Washington University

A Concert Dedicated to Youth Activism
Premiering two new works by Salvadoran composers, El Juco by Audiel Avalos and Munamikitia by Juan Guerra Gonzalez.

With the Children's Chorus of Washington
Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Lisner Auditorium of the George Washington University

A Concert Dedicated to Youth Activism
Premiering two new works by Salvadoran composers, El Juco by Audiel Avalos and Munamikitia by Juan Guerra Gonzalez.

With the Children's Chorus of Washington
Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Lisner Auditorium of the George Washington University

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It was our pleasure to share music with you in 2022. Check back soon to see our exciting 2023 concert season.

It was our pleasure to share music with you in 2022. Check back soon to see our exciting 2023 concert season.

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We'll Meet Again! American Jazz Standards with guest singer Jaimee Paul and trumpeter Leif Shires
February 4, 2023 at 7:30 PM at the Kennedy Center

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2022-2023 Season

September 22, 2022

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!

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Terrace Theater

Antologia de la Zarzuela
Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 7:30 PM

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!

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The most emblematic and best-known songs of the popular Spanish zarzuela! With their heyday in Spain at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, Zarzuelas depict everyday people with stories rooted in the politics of their times. These beautiful songs speak of love, ideals, humor, mischief, and celebration! Depicting Spain's city and country life through the centuries, from its folklore, from its gypsies, and from its national dances, the zarzuela offers romantic tributes and comic satire in catchy lyrical melodies that transport you to a century-old Spain.

This concert brings you a premier of selected songs from a new Spanish opera, Magallanes: No hay rosa sin espina (Magallanes: There is no rose without thorns) written by Italian composers, Narco Rehezza and Giovanni Scapecchi with the libretto by Jose Maria Nuñez de la Fuente. Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magallanes historic journey to circumnavigate the globe, these beautiful arias will surely delight!

Five talented opera singers from the current Spanish lyric scene accompany the orchestra: Elisa Cordova, soprano; Israel Lozano, tenor; Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano; Gustavo Ahualli, baritone, and basso-baritone, Luciano Miotto. Acompanying the singers is the acclaimed flamenco dancer, Edwin Aparicio.

The most emblematic and best-known songs of the popular Spanish zarzuela! With their heyday in Spain at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, Zarzuelas depict everyday people with stories rooted in the politics of their times. These beautiful songs speak of love, ideals, humor, mischief, and celebration! Depicting Spain's city and country life through the centuries, from its folklore, from its gypsies, and from its national dances, the zarzuela offers romantic tributes and comic satire in catchy lyrical melodies that transport you to a century-old Spain.

This concert brings you a premier of selected songs from a new Spanish opera, Magallanes: No hay rosa sin espina (Magallanes: There is no rose without thorns) written by Italian composers, Narco Rehezza and Giovanni Scapecchi with the libretto by Jose Maria Nuñez de la Fuente. Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magallanes historic journey to circumnavigate the globe, these beautiful arias will surely delight!

Five talented opera singers from the current Spanish lyric scene accompany the orchestra: Elisa Cordova, soprano; Israel Lozano, tenor; Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano; Gustavo Ahualli, baritone, and basso-baritone, Luciano Miotto. Acompanying the singers is the acclaimed flamenco dancer, Edwin Aparicio.

The most emblematic and best-known songs of the popular Spanish zarzuela! With their heyday in Spain at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, Zarzuelas depict everyday people with stories rooted in the politics of their times. These beautiful songs speak of love, ideals, humor, mischief, and celebration! Depicting Spain's city and country life through the centuries, from its folklore, from its gypsies, and from its national dances, the zarzuela offers romantic tributes and comic satire in catchy lyrical melodies that transport you to a century-old Spain.

This concert brings you a premier of selected songs from a new Spanish opera, Magallanes: No hay rosa sin espina (Magallanes: There is no rose without thorns) written by Italian composers, Marco Reghezza and Giovanni Scapecchi with the libretto by Jose Maria Nuñez de la Fuente. Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan's historic journey to circumnavigate the globe, these beautiful arias will surely delight!

Five talented opera singers from the current Spanish lyric scene accompany the orchestra: Elisa Cordova, soprano; Israel Lozano, tenor; Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano; Gustavo Ahualli, baritone, and basso-baritone, Luciano Miotto. Acompanying the singers is the acclaimed flamenco dancer, Edwin Aparicio.

November 20, 2022
Voces Latinoamericanas por Cambio

Latin American Voices for Change

Latin American Voices for Change

Latin American Voices for Change

Saturday, March 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM

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!

Lisner Auditorium of the George Washington University

A concert dedicated to youth activism in Latin America, the Pan American Symphony Orchestra premiers two new works by Salvadoran composers Audiel Avalos and Juan Guerra Gonzalez, a work by Mexican composer Arturo Marquez in honor of the Pakistani activist for girls' education, Malala Yousafzai, Alas a Malala and a work for orchestra and children's choir by Costa Rican composer, Rocio Sanz Quiros, Canciones Para Niños. This unique and exciting concert highlighting the music talent of Central America features the celebratory voices of the Children's Chorus of Washington.

A concert dedicated to youth activism in Latin America, the Pan American Symphony Orchestra premiers two new works by Salvadoran composers Audiel Avalos and Juan Guerra Gonzalez, a work by Mexican composer Arturo Marquez in honor of the Pakistani activist for girls' education, Malala Yousafzai, Alas a Malala and a work for orchestra and children's choir by Costa Rican composer, Rocio Sanz Quiros, Canciones Para Niños. This unique and exciting concert highlighting the music talent of Central America features the celebratory voices of the Children's Chorus of Washington.

A concert dedicated to youth activism in Latin America, the Pan American Symphony Orchestra premiers two new works by Salvadoran composers Audiel Avalos and Juan Guerra Gonzalez, a work by Mexican composer Arturo Marquez in honor of the Pakistani activist for girls' education, Malala Yousafzai, Alas a Malala and a work for orchestra and children's choir by Costa Rican composer, Rocio Sanz Quiros, Canciones Para Niños. This unique and exciting concert highlighting the music talent of Central America features the celebratory voices of a local children's chorus.

Tickets go on sale on this website on October 15, 2022. General admission, no reserved seating - $35. Youth under age 16 are admitted free!

Tickets go on sale on this website on October 15, 2022. General admission, no reserved seating - $35. Youth under age 16 are admitted free!

General admission, no reserved seating - $40
Youth under age 16 are admitted free!

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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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History

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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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

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.”