Home‎ > ‎

About First Muse

First Muse Chamber Music was started by Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra principal violist Melissa Matson in 2007, and is supported by the generosity of the Carolyn and Richard Wilson Concert Fund at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester. This annual series of concerts brings together the artistry of the area's finest musicians in a wide variety of chamber music, striving to inspire a diverse audience with performances of repertoire ranging from the familiar to the fresh.
These concerts also provide support to various Social Justice organizations within First Unitarian, with 25% of all ticket revenues being donated directly to these groups whose volunteers work within the community. Our popular post-concert receptions are presented by these social justice task forces.
First Muse performances are made possible through the hard work of dedicated volunteers - publicity, set-up, decor, and programs are all the result of donated expertise. If you would like to be a part of our team, let us know at Info@FirstMuse.org!
We welcome your financial support to ensure the future of the series - Please consider making a tax-deductible donation in support of the artistic level and the reasonable ticket prices. This season we have created several levels of named support:
            $50 - Friend (name listed in program)
           $100 - Contributor (name listed, and reserved seating)

            Any other amount gratefully accepted!

        NEW! $400 - Artist Contributor (sponsorship of one artist for one performance)

If you would like to make a contribution, please contact us (Info@FirstMuse.org or Melissa@FirstMuse.org) or send a check payable to:
    First Unitarian Church - First Muse     
    220 Winton Road South
    Rochester NY 14610