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4 Cellos, 4 friends: Galvin Cello Quartet

August 27 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

$5 – $35 85 minute concert, including a 15 minute intermission. Open seating by section. Premium Section is the first 10 rows. Standard Section is rows 11-19.

Sihao He, Haddon Kay, Sydney Lee, and Luiz Fernando Venturelli, cello 

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 and favorites for cello, violin, voice, and string quartet cleverly arranged for four cellos.


For program notes, click here.

  • David Popper (1843-1913), arr. Eck, Concert Polonaise, Op. 14
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), arr. Barralet, Winter, from The Four Seasons
    • Allegro non molto
    • Largo
    • Allegro
  • Richard Wagner (1813-1883), arr. Deckert, Feierliches Stück from Lohengrin
  • Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868), arr. Varga, Une Larme
  • Intermission
  • Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972), arr. Galvin Quartet, Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout
  • George Gershwin (1898-1937), arr. Galvin Quartet, Three Preludes
    • Allegro ben rimato e deciso
    • Andante con moto e poco rubato
    • Agitato
  • Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), arr. Dejardin, La Muerte del Angel

This concert is generously sponsored by Estelle Hartranft, and Pat Hartranft. 

Galvin Cello Quartet is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and is represented by Concert Artists Guild, 12 East 49th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10017 ( 

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Galvin Cello Quartet

200 Pennsylvania Avenue
Mount Gretna, PA 17064 United States
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(717) 361-1508

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First Listen!

First Listen are free pre-concert mini-performances by our area’s most talented youth musicians.  We partner with the Women’s Symphony Association of Lancaster to present finalists from their Young Artists Competition on our First Listen series. They occur before most of our Sunday concerts.  Please check each concert page for more details.

Parking is Free

Parking guards will be around to assist you.  Handicapped parking in front and behind the playhouse is limited.


Restrooms can be found in the lower level of the Playhouse, entered from outside.  There is also a single handicapped-friendly restroom stage right (if you are looking at the stage, it is to the left).

Rain or Shine

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What to Wear

Come as you please with attire suitable for the temperature. The Playhouse is covered but open on the sides. Big ceiling fans ease the heat on hot, summer days.


In addition to the eateries in and around Mt. Gretna, the Playhouse also has a concession stand! We sell various drinks and snacks, such as water, coffee drinks, soda, and candy, both before the performance and during intermission. The inviting smell of our delicious popcorn is a staple of our performance nights in the playhouse!