Gretna Music for Kids

Saturday, July 3 | 11 am – Charlotte Blake Alston

Master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston teams up with two Philadelphia Orchestra members for the musical stories of Hansel and Gretel, the Bremen Town Musicians and more.  All tickets $5.   Click here for purchase




Saturday, July 31 | 11 am Empire Wild

Mitch, Ken, and Brandon are passionate educators, sharing the joys of all types of music with a special emphasis on getting kids excited about classical music.  “In our visit to Gretna Music we’d love to draw on our background as teaching artists – besides giving young people an introduction to our instruments and some of the unique sounds we create on them, we’ll be encouraging the kids to sing along with us to help flesh out some arrangements – simple melodies or pads that we can all learn together. We’ll teach them some fun rhythms too that can be made just with body sounds. Depending on the situation, we might ask for a volunteer or two on stage as well to be a part of the music making, or help us with some creative decisions in the moment!”  All tickets $5.
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Saturday, August 14 | 3 pm Nora Brown

Nora Brown says “I don’t really know why I love music. I just do…” And that’s a feeling every kid should know. This fifteen-year-old will share her love of banjo and have the crowd singing and dancing along to some of her favorite bluegrass tunes.  All tickets are $5.  Click here for purchase




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Funding for our family programming is generously provided by The Presser Foundation,
The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation, The William R. & Esther Richmond Foundation,
The Franklin H. & Ruth L. Wells Foundation, the Women’s Symphony Association of Lancaster,
and The Hershey Company.