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Young Harris College Presents Samuel Barber’s Classical “Love at the Door”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College is pleased to present the story of youth, innocence, and love in American composer Samuel Barber’s “Love at the Door” on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus. The performance is free and open to the public. 

Featuring Karen Sigers, piano, and Benjamin Schoening, of the University of North Georgia, lyric baritone, Christina Howell, of Clayton State University, soprano, and Jonathan Pilkington, of Piedmont College, tenor, the program presents Barber favorites such as “The Monk and His Cat,” “Nocturne,” “Sure on this Shining Night,” and his legendary “Dover Beach.”

Opening with Barber’s iconic setting of the recollection of youth and a simpler time in “Knoxville: Summer of 1915,” the program moves through aspects of love sought after and found by the exploration of piety, the despair of abandonment, and the return of hope in experiencing passion. An epilogue of Barber’s last three songs will close the evening by asking what manner of love has dominated life in a moment of sheer humor regarding cows and pianos followed by the affirmation that life and love go on into the boundless evening.

For more information, call YHC’s 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., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2016-2017 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit