Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:00 PM

George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium

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."  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.  With a talking choir of psychoanalysts and Argentine bandoneón player, Rodolfo Zanetti, this is a gripping show you will not want to miss!




Thursday, 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 18, 2018  at 4:00 PM

Fusion of the Americas- Jazz Meets Tango with Chaise Lounge

Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

PASO brings you an evening of diverse music from the Americas.  From a Mexican work for cello and orchestra, Lluvia en la Arena, that leads with a haunting melody and evolves into a tango (by Arturo Marquez) to the last movement of Duke Ellington's symphonic jazz suite Three Black Kings, dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. , Billy Strayhorn's Isfahan and works by Astor Piazzolla.  Joining PASO is DC's own Chaise Lounge, performing tunes from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, in addition to its own compositions of jazzy lounge music. 

Dorotea Rácz on cello, Chris Hemingway on soprano sax, Jason Solounias on piano, and the retro-jazzy Chaise Lounge - This concert is a fun mix of big swinging sounds!

Chaise Lounge's music is as retro-hip-- 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 and to purchase tickets, click on the photo above or call (202) 467-4600.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Kennedy Center Box Office Monday through Saturday 10 am-9 pm and  Sunday and Holidays from noon - 9 pm. 

To hear LLuvia en la Arena with Mexican cellist William Molina Cestari, Lluvia en la Arena, by Arturo Marquez


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Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Tango Impressions

Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

This show is a journey from the Buenos Aires of the golden era of traditional tangos to the modern bustling Buenos Aires of the nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla and his contemporaries. 

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

For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK ON THE PHOTO.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Kennedy Center box office or by calling (202) 467-4600. Box Office Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am-9 pm; Sunday 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 on the photo to the left.