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Our purpose is to delight audiences with great enduring music performed by excellent musicians in beautiful settings. We exist to serve the music and enrich the lives of all who listen.

Gretna Music has been a leading presenter of classical music and jazz in southeastern Pennsylvania since 1976. Our programs span the entire breadth of the classical tradition, from medieval chant to avant-garde works of living composers. Performances regularly feature established world-class ensembles and soloists, as well as inspiring emerging artists.

Classical Conversations or First Listen

Free pre-concert lectures by musicians, composers, and/or professors 45 minutes before classical concerts or First Listen, Free pre-concert mini-concerts by our area’s most talented youth performers.  This year we once again partner with the Lancaster Women’s Symphony Association to present finalists from their Young Artists Competition on our First Listen series.

Through our Educational and Community Outreach we strive to develop audiences for classical music and jazz.

Detailed program notes on composer, repertoire, and artists distributed before each chamber concert and posted on our website.

Internships for college students interested in music, arts management, business, and marketing and volunteer opportunities in office, at concerts, on our board, special events and committees are available.

About Music at Gretna

Gretna Music has filled the Mt. Gretna Playhouse with music since 1976. 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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