Romantic Piano w/ Natasha Paremski – Gretna MusicMt. Gretna Playhouse
Russian-born American pianist Natasha Paremski makes her Gretna Music debut in this spectacularly romantic program. Known for dynamic performances, she continues to win over audiences with her powerful, flawless technique. At the age of 15, Natasha debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Chanticleer – Gretna MusicMt. Gretna Playhouse
The Grammy Award-winning Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus,” and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices.” Founded and based in San Francisco, now in its 48th season, Chanticleer has taken its place as one of the most prolific recording and touring ensembles in the world, selling over […]
Marian & Friends Ventriloquist – Gretna Theatre: Kids SeriesMt. Gretna Playhouse
No longer a full-time teacher, Marian devotes herself to her family and her growing ventriloquist business. She performs at a variety of venues, including school assemblies and Artist in Residence programs, festivals, churches, and private and corporate events. Both children and adults are amazed at the variety of characters she uses in her shows: from […]
Jazz w/ Living Legend Buster Williams, bassistMt. Gretna Playhouse
Imagine hanging out with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, hearing them jam together, trading riffs, then riffing with words and trading stories. Bird and Diz are gone, but giants still walk among us. One of those giants is Buster Williams. Buster has played with everyone. Just to name a few: Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Nancy Wilson, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Benny […]
Sona Jobarteh, kora player & vocalist – Gretna MusicMt. Gretna Playhouse
The men in her family have been musicians for over 700 years but she “didn’t want to be told ‘you are good for a woman.'” So she ripped up the rules. She is the first professional female kora virtuoso to come from any of the West African Griot dynasties. Backed up by her band, what […]
Curious George: The Golden Meatball – Gretna Theatre Kids SeriesMt. Gretna Playhouse
All You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping […]
Take 6 – Gretna MusicMt. Gretna Playhouse
Heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet”, Take 6 is the most awarded a cappella group in history. With 10 Grammy awards, the sextet continues to bring extraordinary vocals to their worldwide audiences.
Chuchito Valdes, jazz piano – Gretna MusicMt. Gretna Playhouse
Following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho Valdés and grandfather Bebo Valdés, Chuchito continues the legacy of great piano players from Cuba. With influences of Caribbean rhythms and jazz, he creates an exciting and energetic blend of spicy music that drives audiences wild.
Wunderkinds!: 2 Talented Teens – Gretna MusicMt. Gretna Playhouse
15 year-old Amaryn Olmeda is a fast-rising star who’s already soloed at Carnegie Hall and has been a featured soloist with major symphonies including the Philadelphia Orchestra. Her program includes a work by William Grant Still, and César Franck’s beloved Violin Sonata. She is joined on stage by 18 year-old pianist Parker van Ostrand who performed at Carnegie Hall at […]
Kids Talking (free event) – Gretna MusicMt. Gretna Playhouse
Calling all young, aspiring musicians: The youthful Galvin Quartet are ready to answer your questions on what it’s like to study music and carve out a career in music. They are presently at Northwestern University, studying, teaching, and performing. Free pizza and a free ticket to Galvin Quartet’s mainstage performance at 7:30 pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by […]
4 Cellos, 4 Friends: Galvin Cello Quartet – Gretna MusicMt. Gretna Playhouse
Four cello-playing friends from four different nations (Brazil, China, South Korea, and the United States) joined forces and, after only 12 days of intense rehearsing, won the silver medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. The following year they won the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Their fun program will be filled with masterworks […]
Wister Quartet w/ pianist Marcantonio BarMt. Gretna Playhouse
The Philadelphia based Wister Quartet are beloved regulars at Gretna Music. They’ll perform works of Handel and Mozart, and be joined by pianist Marcantonio Barone, for Brahms’ heaven-storming Piano Quintet in f minor for a very grand finale. This will be the 11th time since 1999 that the Wister Quartet has graced the Gretna Music stage.
Bach’s Beloved Brandenberg Concertos w/ The Sebastians – Gretna MusicMt. Gretna Playhouse
A dynamic ensemble specializing in music of the Baroque and Classical eras, the Sebastians have been praised by the New York Times as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging.” Vivaldi features on their program for us as well as a trio of Bach’s beloved and dazzling Brandenburg Concertos. Stay after the concert to meet the musicians and enjoy some […]