May 14, 2016 – On Sunday, May 22, 2016 The Falcon will host the ARC of Orange County Fundraiser featuring Cyrille Aimee and Michael Valeanu. The show will open at 6:30 pm with Tom Wetmore and Chris Fortune Duo.
The event will also feature artwork by various artists for sale.
Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Admission is $20.00 (at the door). The Falcon’s staff, bar and restaurant will be in full swing!
Internationally renowned and praised for her unparalleled abilities, Cyrille Aimée’s vocal stylings are synonymous with musical genius. Her culturally rich background has supplied her with the driving force of Dominican rhythm and the incredible swing of the French Gypsies. Taking these natural abilities with her across the world, she has done nothing short of receiving rave reviews and a loyal following in each country she graces with her voice.
Raised in France by a French father and Dominican mother, she would sneak out to wander into gypsy encampments filled with those attending the annual Django Reinhardt Festival. She quickly fell in love with gypsy music and way of life; years later she would sing on street corners with friends while traveling across Europe.
While in the midst of one such odyssey, she found herself at the Montreux Jazz Festival, where she won first prize in the vocal competition – which included the financing of her first self-produced album. When Aimée auditioned for the Star Academy (a French American Idol), she became a finalist. Informed she would have to sing only what she was told, her gypsy spirit rebelled—and in what was a cause célèbre she walked from the competition.
She happily tours the world with her band as well as in a duo setting. Aimée’s talents also recently caught the attention of Stephen Sondheim, who cast her in an Encores Special Presentation at New York City’s
City Center in November 2013.
“….a bravura turn, presented with a smile.” The New York Times
ABOUT Orange County ARHC:
Every day, The ARC of Orange’s 750 employees provide an array of educational, clinical, residential, and day services for more than 2,000 people of all ages living in Orange County who have developmental disabilities. Services include developmental screening and evaluation, preschool learning, daycare, education grades K-12, adult day habilitation, vocational training, community employment and volunteerism, clinical services, residential homes, service coordination, family respite, recreation, and autism services.