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World Music – Sona Jobarteh, kora player and vocalist

July 30 @ 7:30 pm

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

Eric Appapoulay, guitar; Andi McLean, bass; Mamadou Sar, percussion, Wes Joseph, drums

The men in her family have been musicians for over 700 years but she “didn’t want to be told ‘you are good for a woman.'” So she ripped up the rules.  She is the first professional female kora virtuoso to come from any of the West African Griot dynasties.  Backed up by her band, what she can do with this west African instrument is pure magic.

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Sona Jobarteh

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

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Bring a pillow

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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

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.

Concessions

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!