Concert Venue

Welcome to Core Memory Music. I’m Craig Maynard, the founder of this performing arts venture.

I’m a devoted fan of chamber music, broadly defined here as art music composed for a soloist or small ensemble. I firmly believe that live performances are the best way to experience this wonderful musical genre.

Chamber music performances often take place in concert halls with uncomfortable seats located some distance from the artists. I decided to try something different. In 2017, I began hosting concerts in the living room of my southern Rhode Island home.

My concerts are designed for comfort and sociability, with ample opportunity to chat with other guests, enjoy a drink before the performance, and meet the artists afterwards.

Guests tell me how much they enjoy listening to fine music in such a warm, intimate setting. Please join us at an upcoming concert!

Our broader mission

Core Memory Music is dedicated to enriching the lives of people of all ages in our community through inspiring musical experiences and other educational activities. In all of our work, we strive to uphold the core values of building and sustaining trust; commitment to quality; access for all; curiosity and exploration; openness and openmindedness; and fiscal responsibility.

Contributions by our guests cover only a fraction of the cost of presenting these concerts. To help us make up the difference, we invite organizations and individuals to underwrite a concert or make a program-related investment. In return, we’ll display your name and/or logo on our website and in our email marketing. To learn more, please contact me at