The classical realm has always held a quite different meaning within the arena of music. It is enthralling, enthusiastic, and beautiful. It overflows with magnificence while enveloping oneself so far beyond the idea that there are limitations to music. This genre certainly does not harbor that jurisdiction. The sheer mastery of the pieces themselves echo the wonderous and rapturous genius unleashed. It bursts forth with an uncontainable force that lingers even within the afterglow of a performance.
This is the experience of having seen Teresa Walters ignite the keyboard before the audience at the Gracie Theater. The birth of each composition had been relived onstage as she featured selections ranging from the romantic to the vivacious and to those of utter boldness. Her dramatic finger dancing unlocked the door she enhances with the piano as merrily as the obvious heartfelt emotion which permeated the atmosphere with music. Her storytelling interludes between the choices were most endearing as the historical anecdotes pertaining to the music aided in appreciating the artists joy and pain involved with the piece. Having had numerous performances where Teresa has been invited as well as hailed for her talent, she certainly entangles you deeply and profoundly as her relationship to the piano extends itself to us as well. A most dramatic and rich performance.