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Bach’s Beloved Brandenberg Concertos with the Sebastians

September 10 @ 3:00 pm 4:15 pm

$5 – $25 This concert is open seating by section. Premium Section is the first 10 rows. Standard Section is rows 11-19.

A dynamic ensemble specializing in music of the Baroque and Classical eras, the Sebastians have been praised by the New York Times as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging.” Vivaldi features on their program for us as well as a trio of Bach’s beloved and dazzling Brandenburg Concertos.  Stay after the concert to meet the musicians and enjoy some desserts as we close out our 48th Gretna Music season.


  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
  • Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
  • George Frideric Handel, Concerto Grosso in G Major, HWV 314
  • Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in g minor for two cellos, strings, and continuo, RV 531
  • Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV 1051
  • Vivaldi, Trio Sonata in d minor, RV 63, “La Follia”

About the Artists

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The Sebastians

Artist Website:

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

Helpful Tips

Bring a pillow

Consider bringing a pillow if you like a little cushion.

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

Performances are rain or shine.  If extreme weather causes a change in the status of a performance, an announcement will be posted on our home page and sent via email to all ticket buyers with details on rescheduling or cancellation, and ticket exchange or refund policy.

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!