Timberdale Brass – Gretna Music

Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Philadelphia's shiniest new brass quintet is led by Mt. Gretna native and veteran of over 600 performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eric Schweingruber. Eric and his talented friends will fill the playhouse with the sounds of beautiful music.

Bach’s Beloved Brandenberg Concertos w/ The Sebastians – Gretna Music

Mt. 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 […]

Wister Quartet w/ pianist Marcantonio Bar

Mt. 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.

4 Cellos, 4 Friends: Galvin Cello Quartet – Gretna Music

Mt. 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 […]

Kids Talking (free event) – Gretna Music

Mt. 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 mikaecook@gretnamusic.org by […]

Wunderkinds!: 2 Talented Teens – Gretna Music

Mt. 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 […]

Chuchito Valdes, jazz piano – Gretna Music

Mt. 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.

Take 6 – Gretna Music

Mt. 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.

Curious George: The Golden Meatball – Gretna Theatre Kids Series

Mt. 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 […]

Sona Jobarteh, kora player & vocalist – Gretna Music

Mt. 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 […]

Jazz w/ Living Legend Buster Williams, bassist

Mt. 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 […]

Marian & Friends Ventriloquist – Gretna Theatre: Kids Series

Mt. 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 […]

Chanticleer – Gretna Music

Mt. 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 […]

Romantic Piano w/ Natasha Paremski – Gretna Music

Mt. 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.

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