Gretna Music has announced the 2024 schedule of performances at Mount Gretna Playhouse.

The series includes world-class musical performances by Grammy Award-winning musicians and artists from a wide variety of genres, according to a press release from artistic director John Nasukaluk Clare.

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Apollo’s Fire performs at Mount Gretna on July 22.

Music Under the Trees runs from June 9 through Sept. 7 at the playhouse, 200 Pennsylvania Ave., Mount Gretna. Tickets range from $5 to $42. Tickets and more information is available by calling 717-361-1508 or online at

Gretna Music was founded in 1975 and provides “a concentration of affordable opportunities for all ages to experience live world-class classical, jazz, world music, family programming and other cultural programming during the summer, the only summer-long series of its kind in central PA,” the release states.

The pavilion-style playhouse “offers remarkable acoustics,” Clare said in the release. “It is open on the sides for summer breezes, allowing the occasional birds and cicadas to join in while the musicians play. Seating area is covered, as is the stage.”

The Black Oak Ensemble performs at Mount Gretna on June 9.

Here is the schedule for mainstage concerts, all of which begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

  • June 9, Black Oak Ensemble (3 p.m.)
  • June 10, Raleigh Ringers (7 p.m.)
  • June 16, Timberdale Brass (3 p.m.)
  • June 30, Ulysses Quartet
  • July 21, Turtle Island Quartet
  • July 22, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Apollo’s Fire
  • July 27, Brandee Younger, harp
  • July 28, An Evening of Clarinet and Piano
  • Aug. 4, Sarah Cahill, piano
  • Aug. 9, Charles McPherson Quintet
  • Aug. 10, Plena Libre
  • Aug. 11, Hermitage Trio
  • Aug. 25, Vox Femina in Medieval Song
  • Sept. 1, Tesla Quartet with Joel Fan, piano (3 p.m.)
  • Sept. 7, Copland’s Appalachian Spring (3 p.m.)
Timberdale Brass performs at Mount Gretna on June 16. Kyle Cassidy

Gretna Music for Kids is a free series held, with one exception, at the Hall of Philosophy, 212 Gettysburg Ave, Mount Gretna.

  • June 29, Around the World with Ulysses Quartet (2 p.m.)
  • July 1, Animal Friends with Ulysses Quartet (10 a.m.)
  • July 22, Pennsylvania PBS’s Mr. Music (10 a.m.)
  • Aug. 12, Build-an-organ! (10 a.m., at Mount Gretna United Methodist Church, 4th St. and Boehm Ave., Mount Gretna)

Finally, here is a list of special events included in the series:

  • June 15, Milo the Magnificent, free puppet show for all ages (7 p.m., at the playhouse)
  • July 7, Free Jazz Worship Service with So What! (10-11 a.m. at the playhouse)
  • Aug. 3, Gretna Music’s annual Tour of Homes (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Aug. 31, International Make Music on Your Porch Day (2-5 p.m., around Mount Gretna)
Brandee Younger performs at Mount Gretna on July 27.

For more information, visit the Gretna Music website and Facebook page.

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