The Chamber Music Network

Golden Chamber Music: Sleepy Hollow Weekends

10 September, 2020 to 13 September, 2020
Lake Michigan from Sleepy Hollow
Lake Michigan from Sleepy Hollow

These weekends (a.k.a. "Sleepy Hollow” chamber music) are twice-per-year gatherings of midwest adult amateur chamber musicians at the Sleepy Hollow Resort a mile north of South Haven, MI.  They are relaxed, recreational gatherings “for the love of it" organized nearly fifty years ago by Sam and Paula Golden, cellists from Hyde Park in Chicago. Some people come for the entire long weekend, others for only part. Normally, we have 40 - 60 players, mostly strings, generally a couple of pianists, and an occasional wind player. 

During the weekend we have seven chamber music sessions (Thursday evening through Sunday noon.) for which the co-organizers arrange the groups anew for each session. For most sessions each group decides what to play by consensus. On Saturday evening we have a pot luck supper generally followed by an unrehearsed orchestral “concert." We have many very fine players, a number of them music educators and the playing level is generally pretty high. Many players have extensive chamber music experience. These weekends are great fun and most of the attendees return year after year.  While most participants are string players, pianists and wind players are welcome. Players arrive and leave when they must, but it is essential that we be aware of these times and to know for which sessions you plan to play.

Lodging and playing venues are at the Sleepy Hollow resort. Meals are on your own. Reservations for lodging: Jackie Mortorff at Sleepy Hollow (269) 637-1127, jsleepy714@yahoo.com For information regarding programming, and to sign up for a weekend, contact: Tom Morgan (440) 774-7298, or Alison Edwards (847) 863-8941, Additional dates: Sept. 10 - 13.

Contact Tom to be added to our email list. The annual announcement is sent around March 1st each year.