IMG_3435Susquehanna Ensemble

Tom Reese (flute, alto flute, pennywhistle)

Tish Haines Brown (violin, viola, ukulele, piano)

Laurie Haines Reese (cello)

“soft, sweet, harmonious and eclectic … a musical journey to a better place.” R Fuller

Susquehanna, a wind & string trio, plays elegant chamber music. A unique flute, violin & cello trio, Susquehanna’s repertoire includes classical, folk music, jazz, popular songs and original music. Susquehanna provides chamber music to a wide audience, using unusual instrumentation and folk elements.  Founded in the fall of 1993, this trio has received sterling reviews from recent performances.

Their repertoire includes eclectic, original compositions mixed with standards from the classical, folk, jazz & other idioms. At times playful, other times soulful & serious, this music is designed to pique your imagination. Goethe likened the string quartet to a “conversation among four intelligent people.” Each of the voices in Susquehanna is of equal importance. The combination of winds & strings gives a conversational flow of ideas that blend and dissolve, one into the other. Susquehanna takes the traditional roles of the string quartet or wind quintet to new heights, adding orchestral depth to a trio of players.


Susquehanna is a favorite for wedding ceremonies.  They have played for ceremonies at Cameron Estates, Moon Dancer Winery, Bube’s Brewery, and more.  

Season Through the Ages

The Susquehanna Trio performs music of Christmas & the holidays from the 1600’s to the present at four locations near Lancaster PA.  The event chronicles events  relative to the history of Lancaster, for example, “Sheep May Safely Graze” by JS Bach was being composed at the same time that the first road in the country was paved, Route 30.  During this time, Lancaster was known as Hickory Town. From the earliest examples of Christmas & holiday music, such as “What Child is This” & the “Coventry Carol,” Susquehanna takes you on a 90 minute journey through the Christmas Season.  From Classical to Folk, Pop & Jazz, this event will be a treat for the entire family!


The ensemble has performed at festivals, church concerts, private functions such as retirement centers & corporate functions, & wineries. They performed their award-winning original compositions in Boston as part of the Boston-Prague New Music Festival. Their 2001 CD release, Conversations, won an award in March 2003 for “Best Instrumental Album” in Just Plain Folks’ 2002 Music Awards, the largest music awards programs. It also debuted at #3 on International New Age Voice Top 100 Radio Airwaves charts.

Recent Performances include Church of the Apostles, Moon Dancer Winery, Accomac Inn, Stone Mill Inn, Cameron Estates, Lancaster Summer Arts Festival.

You can hear the Susquehanna Ensemble on these CD’s:

CD Cover of Conversations

CD Cover for Acorn

CD Cover for Viewpoints