Performances

Marta's Heart: Calming Music for Troubling Times 

This is Marta's solo concert series. It includes classical piano pieces by Beethoven, Satie, Chopin and Kabalevsky, a French mélodie by Gabriel Fauré, and beautiful vocal standards such as Till There Was You. Marta performs this music in people's homes as well as public venues. She has her own electric piano which she can use in any venue without a piano.  

 

Silent Movie Accompaniment  

Marta plays the piano for silent film presentations at the Rosendale Theatre and other venues. She watches each movie multiple times beforehand to see the pacing of the action and get ideas about what she will play. At showtime, she watches along with the audience and improvises an accompaniment in real time, based on the actions and emotions of the film. It's a fun, creative challenge for Marta, and you will enjoy it too!  

The silent film series at the Rosendale Theatre is shown at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month, November through March. Here are the films for this season:  

Nov. 4, 2018 - "The Adventures of Prince Achmed" and "Thumbelina" - both films by Lotte Reiniger  

Dec. 2, 2018 - "The Insect's Christmas" and "Little Match Girl"  

Jan. 5, 2019 - "Our Hospitality" and "Neighbors"  

Feb. 3, 2019 - "The Goddess" and "Le Souriante Madame Beudet"  

Mar. 3, 2019 - "The Ten Commandments"  

 

Acting - Film and Theater 

"Fefu and Her Friends," a play by Cuban playwright Maria Irene Fornés, was originally written and produced in 1977 but takes place in 1935. It is known for its alternative staging and use of an all female cast. The story takes the audience through an entire day beginning in the noon and ending in the evening; it climaxes in a murder scene.  

The play is split into three parts. It begins in the living room of Fefu's country house. Part 2 is set in four different areas of the house: the lawn, the study, the bedroom, and the kitchen. Fornés deconstructs the familiar stage, removing the fourth wall, and scenes are played in multiple locations simultaneously throughout the theater. The audience is divided into groups to watch each scene, then they rotate to the next set, as the scene is repeated until each group has seen all four scenes.  

Marta played the part of Cindy, and was thrilled to be working with an exceptional cast and director.  

"Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding" is a comedy about an uptight New York City lawyer who takes her two spirited teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse in the countryside for a family vacation. What was meant to be a weekend getaway quickly turns into a summer adventure of romance, music, secrets and self-discovery. The movie was filmed entirely in Ulster County, New York and stars And Fonda as Grace, the hippie mother. Marta plays the part of an anti-war protester, and one of Grace's friends. The movie is now available to watch on Showtime.  

"Late Phases" is a horror film about an elderly blind man (Nick Damici) who finds himself relocated to a "retirement community" that has recently been besieged by animal attacks. It is half horror story and half character study, with a good helping of werewolves. Marta acts as a neighbor and also as a body double for Tina Louise.  

 

Past Performances 

Mar. 2018 - "Faust" and "Frankenstein"  

Feb. 2018 - "Ella Cinders" and Lotte Reiniger's "Cinderella"  

Jan. 2018 - piano accompaniment for "Laugh Clown Laugh" and "Pauvre Pierrot"  

Dec. 2017 - Charlie Chaplin's "One AM" at Rosendale Theatre  

Nov. 2017 - piano accompaniment for "The Scarlet Letter" at Rosendale Theatre  

March 5, 2017 - piano accompaniment for "Diary of a Lost Girl" at the Rosendale Theatre  

Feb. 5, 2017 - piano accompaniment for "Sherlock Holmes" at the Rosendale Theatre  

Jan. 8, 2017 - piano accompaniment for "The Doll" and "The Oyster Princess' at the Rosendale Theatre  

Dec. 4, 2016 - piano accompaniment for Mary Pickford films: "The Little Princess," "The New York Hat" and "The Unchanging Sea at the Rosendale Theatre  

Nov. 30, 2016 - piano accompaniment for films directed by Alice Guy-Blaché: "Matrimony's Speed Limit," "Greater Love Hath No Man" and "La fée aux choux" at the Rosendale Theatre  

Nov. 6, 2016 - piano accompaniment for "The Daughter of Dawn" at the Rosendale Theatre  

Jul. 9, 2016 - piano accompaniment for two Toonerville Trolley films at WAAM, Woodstock NY - "The Skipper's Narrow Escape" and "The Skipper's Flirtation"  

Mar 6, 2016 - piano accompaniment for Paul Wegener's "The Golem" at Rosendale Theatre  

Feb. 7, 2016 - piano accompaniment for Buster Keaton's "The General" and "The Blacksmith at Rosendale Theatre  

Jan. 3, 2016 - piano accompaniment for "The Phantom Carriage" at Rosendale Theatre 

Dec. 6, 2015 - piano accompaniment for "The Kid" and "The Champion" at Rosendale Theatre 

Nov. 1, 2015 - piano accompaniment for "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "The Sealed Room" at Rosendale Theatre 

Apr. 19, 2015 - piano accompaniment for "Sally of the Sawdust," starring W.C. Fields at Rosendale Theatre 

Feb. 1, 2015 - piano accompaniment for Buster Keaton's "College" and "The Goat" at Rosendale Theatre  

Jan. 4, 2015 - piano accompaniment for solo films of Stan Laurel at Rosendale Theatre  

Dec. 20, 2014 - "A Christmas Carol" at The Vanderbilt Hotel, Philmont, NY  

Dec. 19, 2014 - "A Christmas Carol" at Joseph's Steakhouse, Hyde Park, NY  

Dec. 14, 2014 - "A Christmas Carol" at the Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff, NY  

Dec. 7, 2014 - piano accompaniment for "Peter Pan" at Rosendale Theatre  

Dec. 6, 2014 - "A Christmas Carol" at Hudson House Inn, Cold Spring, NY  

Nov. 2, 2014 - piano accompaniment for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Frankenstein" at the Rosendale Theatre, NY  

Nov. 1, 2014 - "Night of the Witches Wedding" at Hudson's Ribs and Fish, Fishkill, NY  

Oct. 31, 2014 - "Night of the Witches Wedding" at Joseph's Steakhouse, Hyde Park, NY  

Oct. 25, 2014 - "Night of the Witches Wedding" at Hudson House Inn, Cold Spring, NY  

Oct. 24, 2014 - "Night of the Witches Wedding" at Vineyard Commons, Highland, NY  

Jul. 14, 2014 - piano accompaniment for "The General" at Saugerties Public Library  

Mar. 17, 2014 - talk and book signing at Saugerties Public Library  

Mar. 2, 2014 - piano accompaniment for "Orchids and Ermine" at Rosendale Theatre  

Feb. 17, 2014 - piano accompaniment for "Sherlock Jr." at Saugerties Public Library  

Feb. 2, 2014 - piano accompaniment for Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle shorts at Rosendale Theatre  

Jan. 5, 2014 - piano accompaniment for "Blood and Sand" at Rosendale Theatre  

Dec. 1, 2013 - piano accompaniment for "Battleship Potemkin" at Rosendale Theatre  

Nov. 3, 2013 - piano accompaniment for "One Week" and "Steamboat Bill Jr." at Rosendale Theatre  

Oct. 18-20, 2013 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at the MCM Elegante Hotel. Albuquerque NM  

Sept. 27, 2013 - with the Four Aces at the Ciccone Theater, Paramus NJ  

Sept. 20-22, 2013 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Portland OR  

Jul. 19-21, 2013 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at the Inverness Hotel, Englewood CO  

Jun. 29, 2013 - with the Four Aces at the Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove NJ  

Jun. 14-16, 2013 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at the Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany NJ  

Jun. 2, 2013 - Five short films at Sons of the Desert, Ellenville NY  

Apr. 7, 2013 - piano accompaniment for "Safety Last" with Harold Lloyd at the Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale NY  

Mar. 15-17, 2013 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at the Sheraton North Houston Hotel, Houston TX  

Mar. 3, 2013 - piano accompaniment for "Phantom of the Opera" with Lon Chaney, at the Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale NY  

Feb. 15-17, 2013 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa, Kailua-Kona HI  

Feb. 3, 2013 - piano accompaniment for "Joan of Arc" silent film at the Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale NY  

Dec. 2, 2012  - piano accompaniment for Charlie Chaplin silent short films at the Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale NY  

Nov. 9-11, 2012 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at the Embassy Suites, Tempe AZ  

Aug. 17-19, 2012 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at Empire Landmark Hotel, Vancouver BC, Canada  

July 20-22, 2012 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Il  

June 22-24, 2012 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at Sheraton Parsippany, Parsippany NY  

May 19, 2012 - with T.M.I. at the Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock NY  

April 28, 2012 - Dueling Pianos at the Flightline Pub, Glenville NY  

Mar. 30-Apr. 1, 2012 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at DoubleTree by Hilton, Austin TX  

Mar. 18, 2012 - with T.M.I. at the Brooklyn Lyceum Theater, Brooklyn NY  

Feb. 24-26, 2012 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at Keauhou Beach Resort, Kailua-Kona HI  

Feb. 11, 2012 - Dueling Pianos at the Flightline Pub, Glenville NY  

Feb. 3, 2012 - with T.M.I. at The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale NY  

Nov. 11-13, 2011 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at the Embassy Suites, Tempe AZ  

Sept. 9 and 10, 2011 - T.M.I. at the Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale NY  

Aug. 26-28, 2011 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center, Atlanta GA  

Jul. 29, 2011 - with the Four Aces at the Cobleskill Sunshine Fair, Cobleskill NY  

Jul. 15-17, 2011 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport, Boston MA  

Jun. 24-26, 2011 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at the Sheraton Heathrow, London, England  

Jun. 10-12, 2011 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at the Crowne Plaza, Denver CO  

Jun. 4, 2011 - T.M.I. at The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale NY  

May 28 -15, 2011 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, Seattle WA  

May 6 and 7, 2011 - T.M.I. at the Shadowland Theater, Ellenville NY  

Apr. 22. 2011 - Death Valley Beauty Pageant at The Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff NY  

Apr. 8-10, 2011 - Divine Cosmos Convergence at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco CA  

Apr. 2, 2011 - Death Valley Beauty Pageant at The Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff NY  

Mar. 11-13, 2011 - Divine Cosmos Convergence Conference at the Park Inn DFW, Irving TX  

Feb. 18-20, 2011 - Divine Cosmos Convergence Conference at the Crowne Plaza, Miami FL  

Dec. 19, 2010 - A Christmas Carol at The Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff NY  

Dec. 12, 2010 - A Christmas Carol at The Inn at Stone Ridge, Stone Ridge NY  

Nov. 19-21, 2010 - Divine Cosmos Convergence Conference at the Embassy Suites, Tempe AZ  

Nov. 11, 2010 - A Wedding in Transylvania at The Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff NY  

Oct. 31, 2010 - A Wedding in Transylvania at The Inn at Stone Ridge, Stone Ridge NY  

Oct. 30, 2010 - A Wedding in Transylvania at Lippincott Manor, Wallkill NY  

Oct. 27, 2010- A Wedding in Transylvania at Mahoney's Irish Pub, Poughkeepsie NY  

Oct. 24, 2010 - A Wedding in Transylvania at The Inn at Stone Ridge, Stone Ridge NY  

Oct. 22, 2010 - A Wedding in Transylvania at the Rosendale Rec Center, Rosendale NY  

Aug. 20-22, 2010 - Divine Cosmos Convergence Conference at the Hilton Oakbrook, Chicago IL