I’m Craig Maynard, organizer and host of these concerts. I’m a former musician and a devoted fan of chamber music in all its forms. While I enjoy listening to recordings and watching concert videos, I firmly believe that live performances are the best way to experience this wonderful musical genre.

Chamber music performances often take place in crowded concert halls with cramped, uncomfortable seating. Some of us 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 concerts in my Rhode Island home.

My 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. Audiences tell us how much they enjoy these concerts and appreciate the opportunity to hear great music performed by accomplished artists in a relaxed setting.

After three successful seasons and over two dozen performances, I decided to create a business context for the concert series and other projects. In July 2020, the venture began operations in Rhode Island as Core Memory Music, L3C. Individuals, foundations, and educational institutions who wish to support our mission are invited to make contributions or program-related investments. For more information, please reach out to me via email.

I hope to see you at one of our concerts soon!