Welcome! I’m Craig Maynard, founder of Core Memory Music. I’m a former musician and a devoted fan of chamber music in all its forms. While I love recordings, I firmly believe that live performances are the best way to experience this wonderful musical genre.

Chamber music concerts often take place in crowded halls with cramped, uncomfortable seating. I find it difficult to relax and appreciate music under these conditions, so I decided to try a different approach. In September 2017, I started hosting informal concerts in my Rhode Island home.

Our concerts are designed for comfort and sociability with ample opportunity to chat with other guests, enjoy a drink during the performance, and meet the artists afterwards. Our audiences tell us how much they enjoy our concerts and appreciate the opportunity to hear great music performed live by artists of the highest caliber.

After three successful seasons and over two dozen concerts, we decided it was time to create a business and legal context for our activities. On July 1, 2020, we became Core Memory Music, L3C, a Rhode Island corporation. We welcome contributions and program-related investments from individuals, foundations, and educational institutions who wish to support our mission and participate in our growth.

I hope to see you at an upcoming concert! Please feel free to reach out via email with your comments and questions. To learn what’s on my mind these days, you can also visit my personal blog.