Top caliber flute ensemble to perform at Tech tonight
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013 20:02
Tennessee Tech is set to host the Cambia Flute Ensemble Friday night in Wattenbarger Auditorium.
The performance, titled Around the World in 80 Minutes, will showcase a variety of music from many different countries. Some of the countries that will be featured are England, France, Spain, Japan, Africa and the United States.
“The concert will be an eclectic mix of styles from several nationalities and parts of the globe.” said Roger Martin, flute professor at Tennessee Tech.
It will also introduce the audience to different types of flutes other than the traditional flute. One of the lesser-known flutes that will be played is the big bass flute.
The Cambia Flute Ensemble is made up of four professional flutists from the East Tennessee area and was formed in 2009. The members include Dana Bellino, Eileen Butler, Elisa Wardeska and Emily Webb. According to Martin, Wardeska is a graduate of Tech.
These four flutists are from the Tri-City area which includes Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol. They perform a variety of music that includes flutist Dana Bellino’s own arrangements and composition.
This concert will include other elements along with the flute. “There will be percussion instruments, visual projections and pre-recorded tracks which the ensemble will play along with.” Martin continues.
The Cambia Flute Ensemble will perform in the Wattenbarger Auditorium located in the Bryan Fine Arts building on Friday, Mar. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.