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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.

David Ross, flute; Daniel Lee, Mandy Wolman, and Beth Wenstrom, violin; Jessica Troy, Kyle Miller, and Alissa Smith, viola; Ezra Seltzer, cello; Sarah Stone and Adrienne Hyde, cello and viola da gamba; Nathaniel Chase, violone; Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord 

12 members of the virtuoso period instrument ensemble, the Sebastians, come together for an ‘only in Mt. Gretna’ mini-orchestral event. Three of Bach’s Brandenburg concertos highlight the program, plus Vivaldi’s double cello concerto – a piece as close to heavy metal as classical music gets! 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.”  Stay after the concert to meet the musicians and enjoy some desserts as we close out our 48th Gretna Music season.


To read program notes, click here.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
    • Adagio
    • Allegro
  • Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
    • Allegro
    • Affettuoso
    • Allegro
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Concerto Grosso in G Major, HWV 314
    • Larghetto e stacatto
    • Allegro
    • Andante
    • Allegro
  • Intermission
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in g minor for two cellos, RV 531
    • Allegro
    • Largo
    • Allegro
  • Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV 1051
    • Adagio ma non tanto
    • Allegro
  • Vivaldi, Trio Sonata in d minor, RV 63, “La Follia”

This concert is generously sponsored by Carol Hunter, and Marcia Ostfeld in memory of Charlie Shivoder. 

The harpsichord is generously underwritten by Marian L. Shatto in memory of James Boeringer, organ and church music professor, Susquehanna University. 

About the Artists

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The Sebastians

Flute David Ross

Violin Daniel Lee, Mandy Wolman, Beth Wenstrom

Viola, Jessica Troy, Kyle Miller, Alissa Smith

Cello, Ezra Seltzer

Viola da gamba and cello Sarah Stone, Adrienne Hyde

Violone Nathaniel Chase

Harpsichord Jeffrey Grossman

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!