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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.

05 Jul

Gretna Baroque Players

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

Chamber Orchestra with 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

Paul McCartney Songbook

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

35th Annual Central PA Jazz Festival

200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 (Mt. Gretna Playhouse) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Read More +
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

The New Black Eagles

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

Wister quartet and Friends play Mozart

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

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ON THE MOVE by Oliver Sacks

Like medical care, medical writing usually focuses on diseases: incidence, causes, manifestations — “the mechanisms” — and treatment. Oliver Sacks focuses instead on the stories of the victims of neurologic disease, on finding the “personal ‘I.'” A pill or a shot or surgery may be necessary but rarely can totally heal. None of those methods can cure, for example, patients with MS, Alzheimer’s, or Parkinson’s, so knowing who they are can be important in helping them improve their time on earth.

Musicians with Dystonia: practice makes imperfect

At the age of 19 when he was studying law against his wishes while also a piano student competing with his teacher’s daughter Clara, with whom he was in love against her father’s wishes, drinking too much, actively searching for his sexual identity, feeling anxious and depressed, and fighting loneliness after his teacher took Clara away for months, Robert Schumann began to lose control of the middle finger of his right hand. He tried various remedies to no avail, including mechanical contraptions and also a cutting-edge medical treatment of 1831, “inserting the ailing extremity into the moist belly of a slaughtered animal.”

Treasure Your Hearing

I have lost significant hearing over a lifetime playing and attending concerts.The word, “presbycussis,” implies (falsely) that hearing loss that comes with aging is ‘normal’  or inevitable. There are two main reasons for progressive age-related hearing loss: 1) the DNA in your inherited genome, and 2) the cumulative effect of a lifetime of exposure to sound. The former you can’t avoid; the latter you can. Just remember a first sentence in a recent issue of Consumer Reports: “Our shoppers purchased … 48 hearing aids … ranging from $1,800 to $6,800 per pair.”

Music vs. Alzheimer

After testing middle to older-age adults, psychologists at the University of Toronto concluded: “The results suggest that sustained music training or involvement is associated with improved . . . cognitive functioning in older adults.”

 

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