by Mike Cecconi

Tuesday, November 19th at the Little Falls Public Library on Waverly St in Little Falls, there will be a piano-and-vocal performance by Helen Maksymicz and Martha Smith Regelmann called “Just Duet!” in the library’s Community Room at 2 PM. The performers will be bringing a rousing mix of classical, patriotic and inspirational arrangements, four-handed piano duets, vocal solos and sing-alongs to the local community, Gershwin, Berlin, traditional American standards and more.

Helen Maksymicz is a lifelong Little Falls resident and has been playing piano since the tender age of four. She has performed as the church organist in several local houses of faith, such as Holy Trinity Lutheran and Christ Lutheran in Little Falls, as well as filling in at other churches all throughout the Mohawk Valley. Helen’s experience in keyboarding stretches from her Dixieland band “Helen’s Dixielanders” to performing theatre organ at Rome Theater and Schenectady Proctors, as well as weddings and spring and holiday shows throughout the region.

Martha Smith Regelmann is a native of Long Island, where she began learning piano at seven years old and organ at fourteen, leading quickly to her becoming organist and choir director at her local church and then studies at Westminster Choir College in Princeton NJ. Martha has diverse experience in music including four church positions, private vocal piano and organ instruction, conducting the Mineola Choral Society as well as teaching music and directing theatre vocal performances at Friends Academy in Locust Valley. She now resides in Ilion, finding great joy in the faith and library communities of Ilion and Little Falls.

Admission for the concert will be free, with refreshments on hand. Though the performance will start at 2 PM, the staff recommends you get to the library early to secure parking and your preferred seating. The performers and library community look forward to seeing you there on November 19th.