Western classical music is often performed in concert halls with cramped, uncomfortable seating and poor sightlines. Under these conditions, it can be difficult to relax and fully experience the music. Moreover, audiences aren’t allowed to enjoy a drink during the performance and have no opportunity to meet and chat with the musicians afterwards. Many people want something different. We decided to do something about it.
Core Memory is a performing arts project based in southern Rhode Island. We organize and host informal concerts in a modern home with a spacious living room, comfortable seating, and a Steinway grand piano. Accomplished young musicians from around the world come here to present great music in a relaxed, informal setting.
Our concerts get rave reviews from both audiences and performers:
- “We were thrilled. The performance, the setting, and your hospitality were all magical.”
- “Thank you for bringing such wonderful talent to our community.”
- “I so enjoyed the concert — it was glorious!! Please add me to your mailing list.”
- “Your concert series is incredibly valuable for us as musicians.”
- “Wonderful setting, great piano, terrific young musicians. Bravo!”
2018-2019 Concert Schedule
|Saturday, September 8||Chengcheng Yao and Stefan Chaplikov||Piano|
|Friday, October 19||Curtis on Tour||Voice and Piano|
|Saturday, November 10||Gabriele Strata||Piano|
|Saturday, December 1||Reed Tetzloff||Piano|
|Saturday, December 22||Rachel and Kyle Orth||Violin and Piano|
|Saturday, January 12||Hilda Huang||Piano|
|Saturday, February 9||Sophie Wang and Alice Xu||Violin and Piano|
|Saturday, March 2||Arianna Körting and Robin Giesbrecht||Piano|
|Saturday, April 20||Tiffany Poon||Piano|
|Saturday, May 11||Suliman and Jamila Tekalli||Violin and Piano|
|Friday, June 7||Brandon Garbot and Daniel Orsen||Violin and Viola|
To stay informed about our concerts, sign up for our low-volume mailing list. You’ll receive two emails each month with information about upcoming concerts and other late-breaking news.
If you’d like to attend one of our concerts, send us an email with your name(s) and the concert date of interest. We want to encourage everyone to try this out, so there is no admission charge. To help defray our expenses, we do ask for voluntary donations at each concert.
The venue is less than an hour’s drive from Providence, Newport, Westerly, and southeastern Connecticut. The Amtrak station in West Kingston is five miles away and a RIPTA bus stop is within walking distance.
“Every concert experience is memorable in some way. Performing concerts is such an intense and intimate experience, and yet over in an instant, that nothing else I know comes close.” ― Ivana Gavrić, pianist