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