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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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Classical Brunch with Musical Friends

Mt. Gretna Hall of Philosophy (brunch) and Mt. Gretna Playhouse (concert) 10:30 am - 1:00 pm Read More +
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Leffler Performing Arts Center, Elizabethtown, PA 4:00 am - 6:00 am Read More +

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Welcome to our 2014 Festival of Russian Music, pt. 1  pt. 2

Добро пожаловать на наш фестиваль русской музыки!

Alternative Medicine; Four Ways to Spot a Quack

In my experience musicians turn more often than average to ‘alternative medicine’ for help with problems, or just with hope to improve their health. The list includes the “Three ‘R’s,’” Reiki, Reflexology, Rolfing, and chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, vitamins and a zillion ‘dietary supplements’ (and don’t forget coffee enemas). Wait! Some of them work!

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.”