BANGOR — American classical pianist Teresa Walters will perform at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26. The program, “Moonlight and Romance: Cameos of Great Composers and Well-Loved Melodies,” features the beloved “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven, Franz Liszt’s “Liebestraume Number Three in A flat Major,” and “Romance” by Clara and Robert Schumann.
Hailed as “one of the world’s most significant pianists” by Austrian National Television, Walters has performed as a recitalist and orchestral soloist on six continents, including most of the 50 American states.
The concert “Moonlight and Romance” will feature “Sonata in C sharp Minor, Op.27, No. 2, Moonlight” by Ludwig Beethoven, “Etude in E major, Op.10, No. 3” by Frederic Chopin, “Liebestraume in A flat (Dream of Love)” by Franz Liszt and “Romance, Op.5 No.3” by Clara Wieck-Schumann. Walters provides brief and engaging introductions to each musical selection as part of the performance.
Theresa Walters is the first American pianist invited by Hungary to present the Anniversary Concert in honor of Liszt’s birthday. Prestigious invitations to perform at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and the Liszt Museum in Budapest as well as at Liszt’s birthplace in Raiding and at Esterhazy Palace under the patronage of Prince Anton Esterhazy, attest to her growing reputation as one of the finest interpreters of Liszt today. In fact, the American Record Guide announced, “Her competition is virtually nil.”
Walters’ performance is made possible, in part, by a charitable donation from the late John E. Kilgore, Jr. Kilgore, a former oil executive and venture capitalist, created an endowed fund at Husson University to support classical music performances, with an emphasis on piano recitals.
Tickets for the Jan. 26 concert start at $15 for general seating and $5 for students and are available at the box office, online at gracietheatre.com, or by calling 941-7888.