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The inauguration of Chianti in Musica 2017, the event that has been taking place in borgo di San Donato in Poggio since 2006, will begin in a few days with courses, lessons and concerts.

“The event was born almost by chance, for the pleasure of bringing some musician friends, concert performers and famous instructors together in a marvelous ancient Tuscan village. Instrument courses and concerts are organized to help young musicians from all over Italy”. According to its founder, Adriana Armaroli, Chianti in Musica has become an international event.

From the USA and China as well as Italy young musicians will arrive to attend this year’s courses. The 2017 edition opens in an unusual way: the first day, Saturday, July 22, will be for welcoming and work.

There will be a dinner on Friday evening, Juy 21, for Chianti in Musica, organized by the restaurant, “Il Girasole”. Menu: “carpaccio di polpo; souffle’ of zucchini and porcini; kebabs of prosciutto with melon and pineapple; Ravioli filled with vegetables and the taste of the sea; Pennette alla crotonese; Risotto of eggplant with cheese fonduta; fried chicken and fried seasonal vegetables; salmon fried in honey. To attend the dinner, call 0558071672.

Food is not the only thing featured. To thank the guests and organizers Francesco Biraghi and Carlo De Martini, respectively professors of guitar and violin of Chianti in Musica, as well as musicians of international note, and Enrico Tripodi, student of Chianti in Musica, will enlighten the evening with special musical performances.

On Saturday, July 22, Chianti in Musica becomes alive with a calendar similar to that of the last two years. It unites concerts with wine tasting and aperitives as well as an evening of celebration in piazza Malaspina in the heart of San Donato in Poggio.

From July 22 to July 29 Palazzo Malaspina will welcome the secretary of Chianti in Musica and the courses, except for those for piano which will take place at the Teatro del Circolo della Filarmonica.

The elementary school of San Donato in Poggio will host the students. Every evening from Sunday, July 23 at 6:30 PM along the streets of San Donato in Poggio musical aperitives, informal concerts by the students, free and open to the public, will be followed by a tasting of Chianti wine offered by the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico.

As in previous years, in 2017 concerts by the students will take place in Porta Fiorentina. Here is the calendar and the necessary information as well as the biographies of the instructors: