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Μusic at Gretna has filled the Mt. Gretna Playhouse with music since 1976 and Leffler Performance Center at Elizabethtown College since 1995. At the core of our mission is the great stream of Western music that began a millennium ago in Europe and gathered force as musicians from all countries and continents joined the flow through centuries. Among humanity’s greatest achievements, that music has become a universal means of communication that can be enhanced by expressive and creative performance. We try to be courageous explorers of our vast musical universe.

 

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Music at Gretna, Inc., is a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

19 Jun
03 Jul

Capitol Steps

200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 (Mt. Gretna Playhouse) 7:30 pm Read More +
05 Jul

Gretna Baroque Players

200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 (Mt. Gretna Playhouse) 7:30 pm Read More +
01 Aug
02 Aug

Festival Chamber Orchestra, with Ronald Feldman, conductor, and Lise de la Salle, piano

200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 (Mt. Gretna Playhouse) 7:30 pm Read More +
03 Aug
07 Aug
08 Aug

40th Anniversary Festival Chamber Orchestra

200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 (Mt. Gretna Playhouse) 7:30 pm Read More +
09 Aug
09 Aug

The Paul McCartney Songbook, with Joanna Pascale, Paul Jost & the Matthew Parrish Quartet

200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 (Mt. Gretna Playhouse) 7:30 pm Read More +
28 Aug

CONCERT TBA

200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 (Mt. Gretna Playhouse) 8:00 pm
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29 Aug

Jazz Concert TBA with Central PA Friends of Jazz

200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 (Mt. Gretna Playhouse) 7:30 pm
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30 Aug

Lysander Trio with Maria Bachmann & Friends

200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 (Mt. Gretna Playhouse) 7:30 pm Read More +
05 Sep

New Black Eagle Farewell BBQ

Hall of Philosophy 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Read More +
05 Sep

New Black Eagle Jazz Band Final Gretna Music Concert

200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 (Mt. Gretna Playhouse) 7:30 pm Read More +
06 Sep

Jazz Worship with the Black Eagles

200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 (Mt. Gretna Playhouse) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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06 Sep

Momenta

200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 (Mt. Gretna Playhouse) 7:30 pm Read More +
13 Sep

Wolfgang, Wister, and Friends — All-Mozart program

200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 (Mt. Gretna Playhouse) 7:30 pm Read More +

Gretna Views

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Only Listen…

Super Bowl XLVIII is history and the world has seen and heard what some might say exemplifies the best of American arts and culture, evolved over centuries. Ditto for the recent Grammy’s. Did the half-time spectacle with instant wardrobe changes and dancing sharks represent ‘music’ to several generations. You bet! Will most Americans remain for their lifetimes unaware of the long rich tradition of Western music or assume that was outmoded in their lifetime? Sure.

Music vs. Alzheimer

The results suggest that sustained music training or involvement is associated with improved . . . cognitive functioning in older adults.  A good example of the difference between hopes, aims, claims, programs, unequivocal beliefs, ultimate goals, and evidence-based science–when you talk about the reasons for playing and listening to music.

Can Music Heal?

What to make of a recent WSJ editorial with broad generalizations, aims, and assertions like, “the ancients’ drums, rattles and digeridoos–had huge diagnostic and healing properties,” or music “enhances the brain’s ability to facilitate healing,” or “music is believed to recruit uninjured parts of the brain to compensate for parts that have been injured, and help those parts that are injured recover.” 

 

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