After a year of virtual concerts, live music will return to Mt. Gretna Playhouse this summer. All concerts are at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse and tickets can be bought online here, or by calling 717-361-1508.
Here are Gretna Music’s slate of concerts for Summer 2021:
Top jazz pianist Kenny Barron will perform at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. A premium ticket costs $35, a standard ticket costs $28 and a VIP Pass is $100. The concert is in partnership with Central PA Friends of Jazz.
Storyteller Charlotte Blake Aston will team up with two Philadelphia Orchestra members, Juliette Kang on violin and Priscilla Lee on cello, to tell the musical stories of Hansel and Gretel, The Bremen Town Musicians and more. The performance is at 11 a.m., and tickets are $5.
Jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn will showcase her talents at 7:30 p.m. Premium tickets cost $35, standard tickets cost $28 and a VIP Pass is $100.00. The concert is in partnership with Central PA Friends of Jazz.
Guitarist Allen Krantz will partner with bandoneon player Julien Labro for a concert of classical favorites. Performances are at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $25.
San Francisco Grammy-award-winning group Chanticleer will perform at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $35.
Presented in partnership with Pennsylvania Chautauqua, dogs, their trainers and a comedian will present shows at 6 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $18.
Empire Wild is a genre-bending trio that was formed as a vehicle for fusing the sounds of pop, folk, Broadway, and more into a signature sound of their own. Performances are at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $25.
Genre-bending trio Empire Wild will share the joys of all types of music, with a special emphasis on getting kids excited about classical music. The event is at 11 a.m. and tickets are $5.
Hermitage Piano Trio will perform their Grammy-nominated Rachmanioff’s Elegiac Trio No. 2. Performances are at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $25.
From depression-era blues to ragtime to jazz, Tuba Skinny’s performances evoke the rich heritage of their New Orleans roots. The concert is in partnership with Central PA Friends of Jazz and Susquehanna Folk Music Society. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Adult premium tickets cost $35, standard tickets cost $28 and VIP Passes cost $100.
Nora Brown, a 15-year-old banjo prodigy, shares her love of bluegrass music. The event is at 3 p.m. and tickets are $5.
Nora Brown will perform pieces dedicated to the traditional banjo music of eastern Kentucky and Tennessee, and to the soulful ballads of the south. The Susquehanna Folk Music Society is a promotional partner for this concert. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $18.
Three talented artists will play an all-strings, all-Mozart program featuring Wolfgang’s incredible Divertimento, K. 563. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.
On violin, Miranda Cuckson will delight listeners playing music ranging from new creations to classics. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $20.
Christine and Michelle Naughton return to Mt. Gretna with a performance on piano. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28.
Dancer-choreographer Caleb Teicher and pianist Conrad Tao will perform a program of music and tap. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28.
The Wister Quartet will join the Dali Quartet for Mendelsshon’s octet. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $28.
Other Mt. Gretna events
Pennsylvania Chautauqua, also located in Mt. Gretna, will offer nearly 100 events as part of the Chautauqua Summer Programming. Offerings include organ recitals, art lectures and book reviews, among others. Events run from June 6 to Sept. 16.
The Cicada Music Festival is also planned for this summer in Mt. Gretna. Dates for the festival are Aug. 9, 10, 11, 12, 16 and 17, and all shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. Highlights from the lineup include The New Jersey Beach Boys, Bobby “Brooks” Wilson and The Everly Brothers Experience.