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Young Harris College Guitar Ensemble to Present Free Concert

Friday, October 26, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Author: Heather Poole
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310, kndean@yhc.edu

Young Harris College Guitar Ensemble to Present Free Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present the Young Harris College Guitar Ensemble in concert on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of YHC Assistant Professor of Music Richard Knepp, D.M.A., the eight-member student ensemble will present an evening of music for guitar duo, trio and quartet. Several members of the group will also perform solo works for classical guitar.

The program will include the Baroque-style Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 by Italian composer Arcangelo Corelli, “Aragonaise” from the famous opera Carmen by French composer Georges Bizet and Invention in A minor by Bach. In addition to traditional classical pieces, the ensemble will also perform Japanese and Brazilian folk songs.

Senior Eric Miller of Clayton, Ga., will be featured during Pavana No. 1 by Spanish Renaissance composer Luis de Milán. Sophomore Richie Heyward of Rome, Ga., will be featured during Prelude No. 3 by well-known Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, while sophomore Alex Scerbo of Blairsville, Ga., will present Villa-Lobos’ Prelude No. 4.

In addition to these soloists, the ensemble is comprised of senior Alex Gannon of Hiawassee, Ga., junior Gerardo Ojeda of Atlanta, Ga., junior Kaleb Garrett of Hiawassee, Ga., freshman Marshall Scoggins of LaFayette, Ga., and senior Sean Dorough of Marietta, Ga.

For more information, call the Young Harris College 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 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.

The Young Harris College Guitar Ensemble features (front row, left to right) junior Kaleb Garrett of Hiawassee, Ga., senior Sean Dorough of Marietta, Ga., senior Alex Gannon of Hiawassee, Ga., senior Eric Miller of Clayton, Ga., sophomore Alex Scerbo of Blairsville, Ga., (center, seated) junior Gerardo Ojeda of Atlanta, Ga., (back row, left to right) freshman Marshall Scoggins of LaFayette, Ga., and sophomore Richie Heyward of Rome, Ga.

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