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In the extraordinary atmosphere of the Pieve of Sant’Appiano in Barberino Val d’Elsa, an unusual exhibit called “Sacralità e Gusto” (Sacrality and Taste) is taking place.

The 4th edition of the exhibition is an itinerary of sensorial perception: sight, taste, hearing, smell and touch, all of which are stimulated to create the pleasant sensations that immersion in “absolute beauty” can give.

With high quality music in a little known enchanting place, the group “boccone insieme” (a bite together) makes these appointments unique.

It begins on Wednesday, June 1 with Naomi Berrill and her cello, full of poetry.

Wednesday, June 8, the Coro (Chorus) Euphonios, directed by Maestro Elia Orlando will perform. In the beginning, they play mainly Renaissance music. They then add new types of music with pop music pieces, in harmony with the young age of the chorus which is made up of 50 people, divided into 4 sections, with an average age of 25.

Wednesday, June 5, Alessandro Galati, pianist and composer, will present. His last CD, “Seals” was voted among the 100 most important jazz records of 2014.

On Wednesday, June 22, it will be the turn of Alex Modolo and Mauro Scaggiante, accordion duet. Most of the public still thinks that the accordion is part of popular or folk music, and don’t know that it can also play classic, baroque and contemporary music.

Wednesday, June 29, “Una furtiva lirica”, with arias and duets from the most celebrated operas of Donizzetti, Puccini, Verdi and others. Francesca Becucci (soprano), Maurizio Marchini (tenor), Marco Francio (piano).

Inside the Pieve, the works of the photographer Maurizio Sorvillo, will be displayed.  The concert and a wine tasting costs 25 Euros. Info and reservations at: 3351329330, 3355865008, [email protected].