THE AHN TRIO Saturday, June 22 | 11am Learn basic elements of music – rhythm, melody, tempo, dynamics. The sisters will show how melodies are passed around among the three instruments and how each one has a different role (and how the roles change). Also, how to tap different rhythms simultaneously and create harmony. They will encourage the children to create a drawing, a poem, or a story while listening to their music and end the performance by answering questions about the music they play, lives as musicians, and being sisters that create music together. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets are $1 for ages 18 and under, $5 for adults who bring a youth, $5 for ages 19-30, and $10 for everyone else. Buy tickets here.
HAVANA HOP! Saturday, July 13 | 11am Young Yeila dreams of being a superstar but her lack of conﬁ dence gives her awful stage fright. With advice from her mother and mentors, Yeila begins her journey to ﬁnd her roots, get conﬁdence, and be amazing! Travel with Yeila who visits her grandmother in Cuba to add a salsa ﬂavor to her own hip-hop style in this dynamic participation play created and performed by Paige Hernandez. Sensory friendly. Recommended for ages 4-8. Paige’s performance was supported by a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Tickets are $1 for ages 18 and under, $5 for adults who bring a youth, $5 for ages 19-30, and $10 for everyone else. Buy tickets here.
AKROPOLIS REED QUINTET Saturday, August 10 | 11am
These young artists are passionate about introducing kids to great music. Be ready for fast-paced fun for the whole family. Bring paper and crayons for a draw what your hear activity. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets are $1 for ages 18 and under, $5 for adults who bring a youth, $5 for ages 19-30, and $10 for everyone else. Buy tickets here.
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Special thank you to the Mt. Gretna Arts Council for helping underwrite this second season of Gretna Music 4 Kids. The 2019 GM4K season is in honor of Linda Bell, organizer of the Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show for 20+ years (so long, she can’t come up with an exact number). Linda has always supported activities and art opportunities for children in Mt. Gretna. Also a big thank you to the following foundations: McCormick Family Foundation, The Donald B. And Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation, The Presser Foundation, and The Hershey Company.