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Chuchito Valdés, jazz piano

This performance is presented in partnership with Central PA Friends of Jazz.

August 12 @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

$5 – $50 This concert is open seating by section. Premium Section is the first 10 rows. Standard Section is rows 11-19.

Following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho and his grandfather, Bebo, Chuchito Valdés is continuing the legacy of great Cuban jazz pianists. 

A master of Cuban music including, son, danon, Cuban timba, and guaguanco, Chuchito infuses his music with irresistible Caribbean rhythms. He has also extensively studied classical music, and frequently draws on classical harmonies and forms in his original compositions. Afro-Cuban, cha-cha-cha, son montuna are among the other styles that are in Chuchito’s diverse artistic palette. 

Having recorded and performed around the world on his own, and as leader of the renowned Cuban band, Irakere, Cuchito now calls Cancun home, and is a frequent visitor to the United States and Canada. 

The Gretna Grooves series is generously sponsored by Brian J. Bubnis, Morgan Stanley. 

This concert is generously sponsored by Jim Hipolit, in memory of Colette Hipolit. 

Chuchito Valdés’ appearance is generously underwritten by Christyan Seay. 

About the Artist

Chuchito is recognized as a master of Cuban music including son (“Cuban sound”), danzon (a native Cuban dance of African origin), Cuban timba (salsa, American Funk/R&B) and guaguanco
(type of Cuban rumba). He has also extensively studied classical music including harmony and composition.

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Chuchito Valdés

200 Pennsylvania Avenue
Mount Gretna, PA 17064 United States
(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

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!