Chamber music instruments

While string players are in greatest abundance, there are always pianists on hand to give them the opportunity to perform from the wealth of chamber music for piano. That's not something everyone can do back at home. And yes, wind players are welcome and generally quite proficient on their horns.

How the Chamber Music Program Works

There will be two-hour sessions on Thursday night; Friday morning, afternoon and evening; Saturday morning and afternoon; and Sunday morning. Players bring music they would like to play for the individual sessions. The scheduling committee (Alison Edwards and Tom Morgan, with Sam Golden as backup) schedules participants into groups, and players decide as a group what they want to play.

Saturday night everyone gets together to form an orchestra and play a mostly unrehearsed concert. Featured soloists at these concerts are the artists in residence for the weekend, and it is always a treat to enjoy their performances in such an intimate setting.

What to bring besides your instrument(s)

Because there is no food service at Sleepy Hollow, a potluck dinner is organized at the community center on Saturday evening before the concert. Aside from the group dinner, players must make their own arrrangements for eating. Each unit has a modern refrigerator, freezer and microwave, though, so this need not be difficult.

All electronic devices are welcome as the grounds and all units are now equipped with wi-fi.

Be sure to include the music you would like to play (all parts)—although there is seldom a shortage in this department—your stand, and you will often be glad you packed a stand light. If you play a wind instrument, you should bring all parts of your music to be on the safe side.