Core Memory Music is looking for soloists and small ensembles to perform in our chamber music series. We want to showcase your artistry and provide our audience with a rich, varied mix of music each season.
Our concerts take place inside a modern home in southern Rhode Island, a few miles from the Atlantic coast. The performance space seats up to 30 people and features a Steinway concert grand in excellent condition. Concerts are informal and we encourage performers to interact with the audience.
Our performance fees for the 2022-2023 season are $800 for piano soloists, $1200 for duos, $1500 for trios, and $1800 for quartets. We also provide meals and lodging, and we can help with transportation expenses.
If this opportunity interests you, please introduce yourself and tell us how you heard about our concert series. If you don’t have a website, include your bio and links to a few recent recordings. We carefully review all proposals.
NOTE: We are currently booking concerts for the 2024–2025 season.
How long should I perform?
Please prepare a minimum of 60 minutes of music. Most of our concerts are divided into two segments with a 15-minute intermission. Encores are optional but much appreciated by our audience.
When do I submit my concert program?
Three months ahead of your concert date, we’ll ask for your proposed program. If we think the program needs to be revised, we’ll explain why and suggest some possible changes. After we agree on the program, we’ll send you a performance agreement to review and sign.
Where is the concert venue?
Our concerts take place at a private home in southern Rhode Island, near the village of Wakefield. The address is 103 North Road, Wakefield RI 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, and southeastern Connecticut is under an hour. An Amtrak station is only 10 minutes drive from the venue.
When should I arrive?
Please plan to arrive at least two hours before your performance is scheduled to begin. If you’re traveling several hours to get here, please plan to arrive on the day before your concert. We’re happy to provide lodging at the venue for up to two nights.
Will my concert be recorded?
If you would like us to make an audio recording of your concert, please let us know in advance. We have a simple two-mic system that works best for soloists but can be used for ensembles as well. The quality is suitable for private use. All recordings belong to the artist.
Do you ever postpone or cancel concerts?
If we don’t get enough advance reservations to make your concert financially viable, we may decide to cancel the concert and ask you to re-schedule it. Cancellations are unusual, although the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic has increased their frequency. If your concert is canceled, we will pay you 1/2 of your performance fee. If the concert is re-scheduled, the balance is paid when the concert takes place.
Are complimentary tickets available for my family and friends?
We don’t sell tickets to our concerts. Instead, we ask our guests to make a financial contribution at the door. Please encourage your family and friends to come and contribute what your performance is worth to them—we suggest $50 per person but any amount is welcome.
Where can I find publicity about my concert?
The most reliable source of concert information is the concert schedule on our website.