The Little Falls Public Library is pleased to announce, just in time for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, “I’m In The Mood for Love” a piano-and-vocals performance of romantic tunes as interpreted by Martha Regelmann presented live online through the Zoom teleconferencing app, Saturday, February 13th at 1 PM.
Ms. Regelmann’s love of music started early when in the second grade her parents took her into a piano store to browse. She asked her parents why they were there, she was told they’d thought she might want to take piano lessons, and she was hooked from then on. Through her high school years, she gave private lessons to local youths and was the organist/choir director of the family church, eventually leading to higher education in the field, earning a Bachelor’s of Music from the Westminster Choir College in New Jersey, majoring in Organ and minoring in Voice.
The main focus of Ms. Regelmann’s professional music career was as the main organist and choir director for Trinity Episcopal Church at Roslyn, NY on Long Island. Alongside those duties, she later expanded into musical education, teaching vocal music and music theory at Friends Academy in Locust Valley and conducted the community choral society for Mineola. She additionally conducted private lessons in piano, organ, and vocals throughout that time. In 2018, she retired from full-time education and performance to the Central New York area to be with her sister Patricia LaFontaine and her mother Lucille Smith.
Her Valentine’s program “I’m In The Mood for Love” is designed to touch upon the many facets of the holiday and the theme of romance in music, in all of its trickiness, not just the spectacular first blush of young loves, but also the comfort and warmth of long-lasting loves as well as the tumult of loves gone rocky or sour. Selections such as “Almost Like Being in Love” will touch upon that joy, songs like “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” will touch on the sadness, tunes of beauty and playfulness like “Claire de Lune” and “Bye, Bye Blackbird” filling in those myriad feelings in-between. It is Ms. Regelmann’s hope that through this emotionally wide-ranged mix of classical and popular songs that a feeling of hope and connectedness can be fomented despite the physical distances many of us still need to employ over a holiday usually so tied to closeness.
The concert will be available on the Zoom application with the meeting ID 928-0774-4064. For more information, you can visit the Little Falls Public Library’s website at www.lflibrary.org or check out the library’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlefallslibrary not only for information of this event but also for other future events like it. The Little Falls Public Library appreciates the opportunity to share local arts and culture with the local community as well as the world at large and hopes to see you online for the pre-Valentine’s Day concert!