YHC to Present Guitar Ensemble Concert

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Author: John Daniels
Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(706) 379-5237, klwaldroup@yhc.edu

Young Harris College to Present Guitar Ensemble Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga.—Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present the YHC Guitar Ensemble in concert on Tuesday, March 25, 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 six-member student ensemble will present an evening of contemporary and traditional classic pieces for guitar duo, trio and quartet.
The program will include John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s chart-topping hit “Yesterday,” Spanish pianist and composer Isaac Albéniz’s “Berceuse” and “The Old Castle” from Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky’s famous composition “Pictures at an Exhibition.” In addition, the ensemble will also perform several South American folk songs.
Several members of the ensemble will perform solo works for classical guitar. Senior music major Kaleb Garrett of Hiawassee, Ga., will be featured during Serbian-born American composer and classical guitarist Dusan Bogdonovich’s “Mysterious Habitats.” Sophomore music major Marshall Scoggins of LaFayette, Ga., will be featured in Bach’s popular lute piece “Bournee in E minor.” Senior music major Richie Heyward of Rome, Ga., will be featured during Scottish fiddler Neil Gow’s “Lament for the Death of his Second Wife.” Freshman Frederik Nielsen of Logstor, Denmark, will be featured during the Broadway hit by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern “All the Things You Are.”
In addition to these soloists, the ensemble also includes freshman music major Austin Black of Gainesville, Ga., and junior music major Alex Scerbo of Blairsville, Ga.

For more information, call the YHC 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 yhc.edu.