I’m Craig Maynard, organizer and host for this concert series. I’m a devoted fan of chamber music, broadly defined here as classical 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 generally take place in recital halls or concert halls. Many of these venues have cramped, uncomfortable seating and poor sight lines. I find it difficult to relax and appreciate music under these conditions, so I decided to try something different. In September 2017, I began hosting concerts in the living room of my 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.

I hope you’ll join us at a concert this season.

One more thing..

In July 2020, after three successful seasons and over two dozen performances, Core Memory Music became a low-profit limited liability company (L3C). Institutions and individuals can support our work by becoming a sponsor or by making a program-related investment. For more information, please contact me via email.