The Pan American Symphony Orchestra is honored to be the first American tango orchestra invited to perform at the International Tango Festival (known locally as Festitango) in Medellin, Colombia. We are proud to be a premiere tango orchestra based in Washington, DC, a gem in the Washington area arts community. We’ve been delighting audiences with the best of tango and Latin American music for over 25 years.
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This is a very special opportunity to perform for the Colombian people, who truly love and appreciate tango. We are excited to be guests of the City of Medellin, the only other Latin American city outside of Buenos Aires with a 100-year tradition of tango. We’ll be opening the second half of the Festival on June 20 at Teatro Metropolitano, Medellin’s largest theater, with a program that combines traditional tangos with the nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla. Members of the orchestra will also lead master classes for young Colombian musicians while we’re there.
WHAT YOUR DONATION WILL PROVIDE:
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform at the International Tango Festival allows us to share our music with new audiences in a new corner of the world. PASO’s stay will be sponsored by the City of Medellin. However, this does not include airfare for our 20-piece orchestra and our instruments. Unfortunately, the unplanned expense of international travel is prohibitive for our musicians.
Your donation to this campaign will cover our transportation costs from Washington, DC, to Medellin, Colombia. With your help, we can make this dream a reality!
PASO is a 501(c )(3) and as such, your donation is tax-deductible. Receipts are available.