Chamber music is often performed in large concert halls with cramped, uncomfortable seating and poor sightlines. Under these conditions, some listeners find it difficult to relax and focus on the music. Moreover, at many concerts you aren’t welcome to enjoy a drink during the performance or chat with the musicians afterwards. We think chamber music is best experienced in a more comfortable, informal setting — and we decided to do something about it.

Core Memory is a performing arts project based in southern Rhode Island. We organize and host chamber music 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

Date Performing Artist(s) Genre
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

Join us!

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.

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“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