Percussion Ensemble Gamelan Gunung Biru to Perform at YHC

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
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Percussion Ensemble Gamelan Gunung Biru to Perform at Young Harris College

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present a special performance featuring the impressive percussion ensemble Gamelan Gunung Biru on Monday, Sept. 30. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. in Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus and is open to the public.
Gamelan Gunung Biru, or “Blue Ridge Gamelan,” features many bronze instruments such as gongs, zithers and xylophones from the Western part of Java known as Sunda. The group will present a thrilling performance featuring gamelan music from the Central Javanese tradition and by contemporary composers. 
This musical ensemble comprised of Western Carolina University (WCU) students, faculty, staff and friends is led by Will Peebles, D.M.A., professor of music and director of the WCU School of Music, and Joy Shea, WCU adjunct instructor of music.

For more information, contact the Division of Fine Arts at (706) 379-5182. 

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit