Pianist Diane Walsh has the two essential musician traits that can't be taught: charisma and musical sensitivity. Her command over melodic phrases feels effortless, and she conveys the mood of a composition in a way that transcends the notes on the page. As part of the First Muse chamber music series, Walsh will be joined by violinist David Brickman and cellist Stefan Reuss for a performance Sunday. The concert opens with César Franck's evocative, heart-wrenching Sonata in A Major and closes with the Romantic eloquence of Antonín Dvoák's Piano Trio No. 3, but not before the world premiere of Marek Harris's "Serenade for Cello and Piano." Twenty-five percent of ticket sales will benefit First Unitarian Church's UU/Schools Partnership Task Force.
Diane Walsh, David Brickman, and Stefan Reuss will perform Sunday, May 6, at First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 South Winton Road. 7:30 p.m. $15 general; $5 students. 271-9070. firstmuse.org; dianewalsh.com.