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
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.
Arthur Espinoza, Jr., Former Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
. . . 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.
Placido Domingo
[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.
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.
Rita Moreno
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
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.
Patricia A. McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University.
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[PASO’s] programming to introduce students to Latin American music is a remarkable initiative that has proved to be extremely beneficial to the community. Their partnership has not only provided an opportunity for students to learn about a new genre of music but has also helped to foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. Their dedication and hard work are truly commendable, and I hope they will continue to inspire and enrich the lives of students for many years to come.

Caroline Faircloth, Specialist, Global Studies, D.C. Public Schools Global Education