Alba Music Festival presents the 12th edition of CLASSICA, the Sunday Morning Concerts, under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Nova.
The concerts are scheduled every Sunday morning at 11 a.m. from 8th October to 26th November 2023 in the Church of San Giuseppe in Alba. Eight musical events mark the Sundays of the International Alba White Truffle Fair and represent a space for pleasure and culture, dedicated to classical music lovers in one of the most interesting and attractive periods for the area.
CLASSICA’s programme, with chamber ensembles and soloists of the highest calibre, is addressed to the many enthusiasts who regularly follow Alba Music Festival and at the same time it enhances the city’s rich calendar, offering, through the universal language of music, an essential cultural feature.
The artistic programme
The musical season has many attractions and, as always, presents prestigious talents and names in classical music along with programmes of great interest in a line-up of international artists for the most cosmopolitan moment of the Alba annual event. The curtain rises with the orchestral ensemble of the Academia Montis Regalis conducted by Marco Ceccato; this will be followed by a trio of Spanish soloists interpreting the historical chamber version of Beethoven’s famous Triple Concerto, with Joaquín Palomares on violin and the brothers David and Carlos Apellániz on cello and piano; then a programme between Classical and Jazz with Giovanni Scotta’s original elaborations from Johann Sebastian Bach to Leonard Bernstein; continuing with a recital by German cellist and conductor Alexander Hülshoff and Japanese pianist Megumi Hashiba in a recital between Fauré, Rossini and Massenet. Next, there is the famous Schubertian quartet Der Tod un das Mädchen (Death and the Maiden) with the Maffei Quartet; then, a passage to Prague with the trio composed of Miroslav Matějka’s flute, Jitka Hosprová’s viola and Kateřina Englichová’s famous harp; followed by a great performer such as Georgian Elisso Bolkvadze, UNESCO Artist for Peace, in an extraordinary piano recital. The festival ends with Giuseppe Nova, artistic director of the event, together with cellist Dario Destefano and Belgian pianist Patrick Dheur, as part of an international cultural project binding the two countries.
Box office and seat reservations
Admission to the concerts will be granted preferentially through online pre-sale or at the door on the day itself if still available.
Subscription to 8 concerts: 30 euro.
Subscription to 8 concerts reserved for the Amici di Alba Music Festival (information on www.albamusicfestival.com in the dedicated section): 18 euro
Subscriptions can be purchased online (www.albamusicfestival.com) or at the door at the concerts.
Single entrance with pre-sale and reserved seat purchased online: 15 euro
If available: single entry at the ticket office, on the day itself: 15 euro
Free admission for children under 10s
For tickets and subscriptions you can use the Carta del docente and Bonus cultura (18app). Further info, firstname.lastname@example.org
Classica is organised in collaboration with the Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo, and with the support of Regione Piemonte, the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Alba.
The concerts are held in the central San Giuseppe Church in Piazzetta Giovanni Paolo II in Alba in collaboration with the Centro Culturale San Giuseppe.
Alba, Church of San Giuseppe, 11 a.m.
Academia Montis Regalis Orchestra
Director Marco Ceccato
Music by Vivaldi, Händel, Corelli
Death and the Maiden
Marco Fasoli, Filippo Neri violin
Giancarlo Bussola viola
Paola Gentilin cello
Music by Schubert, Shostakovich
Bach, Bolling, Bernstein
Giuseppe Nova flute
Giorgio Boffa double bass
Giovanni Scotta piano
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Bolling, Bernstein
Joaquín Palomares violin
David Apellániz cello
Carlos Apellániz piano
Music by Beethoven, Piazzolla
Meditations and dances
Alexander Hülshoff cello
Megumi Hashiba piano
Music by Fauré, Rossini, Massenet, Martinu, Popper
Aprés une rêve
Miroslav Matějka flute
Jitka Hosprová viola
Kateřina Englichová harp
Music by Debussy, Marais, Ravel, Fauré, Ibert
Elisso Bolkvadze piano
Music by Beethoven, Chopin
Classic and romantic
Giuseppe Nova flute
Dario Destefano cello
Patrick Dheur piano
Music by Haydn, K.M. von Weber
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Alba Music Festival
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Details and full calendar: www.albamusicfestival.com