Rebels+REDS: Falling in Love...with Floanne
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
Symphony Space Music
Evoking the spirit of Piaf, Floanne takes her audience on a romantic journey in song. From the Metropolitan Room and The Triad to NPR, this original and charming chanteuse offers French classics, opera arias and her own songs with Joe Cohn on guitar, Ian James on piano, and Ray Parker on bass. Perfect for Valentine's Day, especially when served with a complimentary glass of robust French Bordeaux.
About the Libation:
Domaine Des Maréchaux 2009
Variety: 100% Merlot
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Aged: 1 year in concrete tanks
Marketed since 1964, this great Bordeaux wine is powerful and elegant and pairs well with roasted or grilled meats, poultry and cheeses. This wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks after the grapes were carefully selected to avoid taste interference and to promote fermentation of high quality.
Merlot is a darkly blue-colored grape used as a blending grape and for varietals. “Merle” is the French word for blackbird, with “merlot” its diminutive ─ young blackbird ─ and it is believed that the color of the grape is the source for the wine’s nomenclature. Merlot is one of the primary grapes in Bordeaux wines, along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. Merlot-based wines are generally medium body, offering up hints of currant, berry and plum. It is often blended with the heartier Cabernet Sauvignon. These two popular grapes – merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon – are among the two most-plentiful varieties, with 1,300,000 acres grown across the globe.
"Floanne is the French Madonna" -Time Out NY
"A new 'little sparrow' has landed. Floanne infuses her daringly dramatic evocation of Piaf's art with a contemporary energy and rhythm." -Broadway World