Our Concerts

 

     
  Since its formation, Cambia has pushed the bounds of expectations that audiences might typically expect from a flute ensemble. Cambia has blended challenging music and audience-pleasing pieces in the goal of presenting a truly entertaining concert. Here's what they've done so far...  
  Cambia's Debut Concert/April 2009 featured the virtuosic work: "A Day at the Mountains" by Eugene Bozza, plus an enthusiastically-received performance of "West Side Story" featuring the four flutes of Cambia in combination with Jay Oberfeitinger, professional percussionist, on drum set.  
  The Chills & Trills Halloween Concert/October 2009 wowed audiences with a show-stopping performance combined with a multi-media experience in the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre. The event featured a memorable combination of "thrilling" flutes and zombie dancers, as well as a hilarious salute to Alfred Hitchcock. Two Jonesborough storytellers and a "magic" chemistry show added to the evening's enjoyment.  
     

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    Bein' Green/From Celtic to Appalachia with a Little "Green" in Between/March 2010 saw Cambia continuing to explore imaginative ways to present their music while captivating audiences with an entertaining collaboration including a variety of special guests: Jim and Cheri Miller, hammered dulcimer and guitar Jay Oberfeitinger, bodhran and percussion Vance Reese, string bass Julie Vogel, mezzo-soprano Angus Walton, narrator.

“Bein’ Green” also went on the road to the Historic Palace Theatre in Crossville, TN/March 2010.

 

 
    Around the World in 80 Minutes/September 2011 brought Cambia to East Tennessee State University with a packed house in Mathes Hall. Cambia's mission from the start was to entertain the audience with a variety of music representative of various lands and cultures. Special guests on flute, synthesizer, drum set, percussion, and bass guitar joined Cambia onstage, adding an extra element of fun and spontaneity. Cambia's debut CD was also launched at the concert. Check our CD page for details!

 

“Around the World” also went on the road to    Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN/March 2013.

 
       
    April Fool's Concert/April 2012 was Cambia's chance to really pull out all the humor stops. First, there was the totally different spin on Pachelbel's Canon...think "Taco Canon" with a touch of Celine Dion. Then there was Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with some non-traditional cannon sounds, and Bohemian Rhapsody like you've probably never heard it before, and many other musical twists and turns. Plus, Cambia had its own "infomercial" spokesman to do a hilarious spin of touting Cambia's CD in the style of "classic" infomercials.  
       
    Christmas Benefit Concert for Interfaith Hospitality Network/December 2012 was Cambia's way of welcoming the spirit of Christmas. It featured a blend of traditional carols with a mix of jazzy spins, complete with the foot-tapping beat of our guest percussionist on drum set. IHN added a moving slide presentation of their mission, to which Cambia played a live accompaniment. And it was an extra special bonus to have an IHN family representative share how much IHN's work meant to her own family when faced with homelessness.

 

 
       

Songbirds Concert/May 2017 was a collaborative concert featuring Cambia and Cantemus Women’s Choir, a regional auditioned group.  The evening was a combination of varying music styles for voices and flutes, sometimes blended together and sometimes featured apart.  One of Cambia’s featured works was “Children of the Wind” by Catherine McMichael, because, as the Cantemus Women’s Choir director said, “aren’t birds essentially ‘children of the wind’”?