Gretna Music will present 14 performances in the Mount Gretna Playhouse, 200 Pennsylvania Ave., Mount Gretna. This year's season will bring Grammy winners, Grammy nominees, and artists who have won the highest awards in their fields. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Tickets may be purchased for a discount in advance or for full price on the day of the concert. Flex ticket pricing, nominally priced tickets for people age 18 and under and for adults who bring a young person, and pay-what-you-will pricing are available. For tickets and more information, readers may call 717-361-1508 or visit http://www.gretnamusic.org.
Jazz saxophone legend and composer Benny Golson will perform on Saturday, July 7. He has written and played for Benny Goodman and Dizzy Gillespie. The concert will be presented in partnership with Central PA Friends of Jazz. More information is available at http://www.bennygolson.com.
On Sunday, July 8, soprano Susanna Phillips will perform. The international opera star has performed lead roles at the Met in "La Bohème," "Die Fledermaus," and "Don Giovanni." Details are available at http://www.susannaphillips.com.
Wister Quartet with violinist Caroline Goulding and pianist Joel Fan will perform on Sunday, July 22. The ensemble is based in Philadelphia. Details on the guest performers are available at http://www.carolinegoulding.com and http://www.joelfanmusic.com, respectively.
Chanticleer, San Francisco's Grammy Award-winning a capella male choir, will present on Sunday, July 29. Details on the group may be found at http://www.chanticleer.org.
Apollo's Fire Sugarloaf Mountain will be featured on Sunday, Aug. 5. Cleveland's famed Baroque ensemble was founded by Jeannette Sorrell and shares the history of the music of Appalachia. Information may be found at http://www.apollosfire.org.
Ballet Hispánico, a National Medal of Arts dance troupe that combines Latin dance with classical and contemporary techniques, will perform on Saturday, Aug. 11, and will present a show geared toward children on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. Information on the troupe is available at http://www.ballethispanico.org.
On Aug. 12, Inbal Segev will perform solo cello music by 21st-century women composers. A multimedia experience will be included. Information may be found at http://www.inbalsegev.com.
On Sunday, Aug. 26, TENET and the Sebastians - Pathways to Light will be featured. The New York early music ensembles will perform vocal and instrumental works. Details are available at http://www.sebastians.org/calendar/#all.
Canadian Brass, a brass quintet, will perform on Saturday, Sept. 1, and again at the annual free jazz worship service on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. Readers may learn more at http://www.canadianbrass.com.
On Sept. 2, 12-time Grammy Award nominee Fred Hersch and classically trained pianist Aaron Diehl will come together to perform solo sets and a collaborative finale. Information on each performer is available at http://www.fredhersch.com and http://www.aarondiehl.com, respectively.
The Verona String Quartet will be joined by pianist Fei-Fei on Saturday, Sept. 8. Details are available at http://www.veronaquartet.com.