Carthage College and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside are both welcoming guest performers tonight:

A different sort of tango

What: “Misa Tango” Project concert

Where: Carthage College’s Siebert Chapel, as part of the college’s Chamber Music Series

When: 7:30 Saturday night (March 16)

Cost: This concert is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for all ages. Log on at to print out tickets .

Details: The concert will feature the Master Singers of Milwaukee, led by Carthage Professor Eduardo García-Novelli, in a performance of the “Misa Tango” by Argentinian composer Martín Palmeri. The epic piece, which was written in 1996 and is performed 60-70 times a year all over the world, reimagines the traditional Mass setting with a tango style. “Misa Tango” features choir, piano, strings and the bandoneón, a traditional tango instrument. Palmeri will play piano on the piece.

A Kenosha native returns home

What: A concert featuring viola soloist Paul Cortese and the UW-Parkside orchestras

When: 7 p.m. Saturday (March 16)

Where: UW-Parkside’s Bedford Concert Hall, on the west side of the campus, 900 Wood Road

Cost: Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens, students and faculty/staff members. Call the box office at 262-595-2564 or log on at

Details: Cortese, a Tremper High School graduate who is a professional viola player based in Barcelona, Spain, will perform on tonight’s program, which features “Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor” by Antonio Vivaldi, with cello soloists Cameron Fair and Rebecca Arnold; “Rosamunde Overture” by Franz Schubert; and “Viola Concerto in D Major” by Franz Anton Hoffmeister, featuring Cortese on viola.