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  • VideosPASO on YouTube

    Click here to access PASO YouTube Channel where you can hear selections from our concerts over the years, from tango to boleros, from flamenco to jazz, and much more!
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  • Coming Up Bossa Nova and Beyond

    February is Carnival time and PASO takes you away to sunny Brazil with the sounds of Bossa Nova. Joining PASO is the Dani Cortaza Quartet and three Brazilian singers. But there's more. PASO performs music inspired by Brazilian popular and folk music, such as Le Boeuf sur le toit (The Ox on the Roof), by French composer, Darius Milhaud and the showpiece Dansa Brasileira by Brazilian composer, Camargo Guarnieri. February 29, 2020 at 7:30 PM at the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center. Read More
  • Spotlight OnLe Boeuf sur le Toit

    Darius Milhaud composed Le boeuf sur le toit (The Ox on the Roof) in 1919 after his assignment to the French Embassy in Brazil. “Still haunted by my memories of Brazil, I assembled a few popular melodies, tangos, maxixes, sambas and even a Portuguese fado, and transcribed them with a rondo-like theme recurring between each two of them. I called this Le boeuf sur le toit, the title of a Brazilian popular song. I thought that the character of this music might make it suitable for an accompaniment to one of Charlie Chaplin’s films.” PASO performs Milhaud's work on February 29 at 7:30 PM at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. Read More
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Testimonials

  • 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
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