Young talent in the Gretna spotlight

By on June 26, 2019

Prince Street Quartet


Gretna Music will begin its seventh year of the First Listen Program starting on Sunday, July 7, at 6:45 p.m. at the Mount Gretna Playhouse, 200 Pennsylvania Ave., Mount Gretna.

The First Listen Program showcases the talent of young artists in the local area by allowing them to play before the professional artists begin their performances at 7:30 p.m. All First Listen performances are free to the public.

Scheduled to perform this summer are:

July 7: Sarah Stoltzfus, violin; senior, Lancaster Mennonite High School.

July 14: Prince Street Quartet, comprised of Alarie Hurst, violin, senior, Lancaster Mennonite High School; LeeAnna Russo, violin, senior, Manheim Township High School; Anne Leaman, viola, senior, Lampeter Strasburg High School; and Laura Leaman, cello, freshman, Lampeter Strasburg High School.

July 28: Rasika School of Dance Students, including Vrinda Kodwin, Junior, HACC; Ananya Kurup, sophomore, Cumberland Valley High School; Anoushka Nambiar, junior, Hershey High School; Priyanka Nambiar, eighth grade, Hershey Middle School; and Shivani Venkatesh, freshman, Cumberland Valley High School.

Aug. 11: Joselyn Castaneda, flute, freshman, Gettysburg College.

Aug. 25: Joshua Cuozzo, cello, junior, West Chester East High School; and Rebecca Derham, piano, senior, The Perkiomen School.

Sept. 1: Dawson Freeman, piano, freshman, Millersville University.

Sept. 7: Naomi-Jeanne Main, violin, sophomore, J. P. McCaskey High School; and Jonathan Helm, clarinet, senior, Lancaster Country Day School.

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