The first concert is next Sunday and features Quartango, a group of four musicians that takes the music of the tango in new directions.
The repertoire ranges from classic tangos to tango nuevo and Piazzolla. Quartango also fuses in jazz, opera, waltzes, and jigs to create its signature sound.
The musicians are Stephane Aubin, piano; Jonathan Goldman, bandoneon; Chantal Simard, percussion; and Antoine Bareil, violin.
Quartango has performed with numerous orchestras around the world and has received multiple awards, including three Opus Awards, a Félix Award, and a Juno nomination.
The performance begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25-$39.
The Chilean ensemble Inti-Illimani also performs , on Oct. 14.
Celebrating it 45th year, the ensemble is connected to the past but presents a current style of music linked to the present Chilean and Latin-American experience, as well as the universal human experience.
Led by musical director Manuel Meriño, the ensemble performs on more than 30 wind, string, and percussion instruments.
The concert begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $31-$52.
The series includes two Celtic concerts. Fiddler Hanneke Cassel performs 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and Brian O’Donovan’s program, “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn,” is 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec, 16.
Rockport Music also offers two world music concerts as part of its community and outreach initiative. Sowah Mensah, a master drummer of music from Ghana, performs at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15. Admission is free.
The Berklee World Strings perform music inspired by Celtic, bluegrass, South American, gypsy, jazz, and classical styles, at 3 p.m. on Nov. 18. Tickets are $10, free for ages 18 and under.
SOUNDS OF LIBERTY: A chamber concert by members of the United States Air Force Band of Liberty is to be presented Sunday afternoon at Endicott College in Beverly.
The individual talents of the service men and women are showcased in the concert, which is presented in the intimate Rose Hall of the Manninen Center for the Arts.
Both instrumentalists and vocalists are featured. Accompanist is Boston-based pianist Yilin You. The two-hour program includes diverse pieces to suit many musical tastes.
Admission is free, but tickets can be reserved by calling 978- 998-7700 or visiting Endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
AUTHOR’S CORNER: Eric Jay Dolin
of Marblehead discusses his latest book, “When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail,” 2 p.m. Sunday in Peabody Essex Museum
in Salem. He also speaks at the Swampscott Public Library, 7 p.m Wednesday; Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 7 p.m. Oct. 10; and the Marblehead Museum and Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. The book explores a time when the desire for trade and profit brought America to China. . . . In the first of four lectures
on contemporary poetry
at the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, J.D. Scrimgeour discusses the work of Dean Young 11 a.m. Wednesday.
IN LOCAL GALLERIES: For 29 years, Cape Ann artisans have been inviting the public to visit during open studio weekends. This year’s fall tour is Saturday through Columbus Day, Oct. 8. The self-guided tour along the coastline of Gloucester and Rockport is an opportunity to meet 21 professional artists and see their work in the setting in which it was created. The work includes pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, jewelry, hand-made glass beads, and weaving. Several artists demonstrate their working process during the tours. Brochures with route maps are available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Route 127, and at each of the participating studios, which are marked with a bright magenta banner . . . “A Collaborative Cabinet of Curiosities,” an exhibit of mixed media art by Maxine Farkas and Liv Stanislas, is at The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell through Oct. 28. A reception with the artists is 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Both women create art with a large collection of objects they find interesting and want to share with others. The collaborative exhibit evolved from Stanislas working as a studio assistant at Western Avenue Studios with Farkas for the summer. Stanislas is majoring in fine art at the UMass Lowell.