Chiesa di San Giuseppe
The Alba Music Festival at Alba’s International White Truffle Fair 2023

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 in the dedicated section): 18 euro

Subscriptions can be purchased online ( 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,

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.

8th October

Baroque spirit

Academia Montis Regalis Orchestra

Director Marco Ceccato

Music by Vivaldi, Händel, Corelli


15th October

Death and the Maiden

Maffei Quartet

Marco Fasoli, Filippo Neri violin

Giancarlo Bussola viola

Paola Gentilin cello

Music by Schubert, Shostakovich


22nd October

Bach, Bolling, Bernstein

Giuseppe Nova flute

Giorgio Boffa double bass

Giovanni Scotta piano

Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Bolling, Bernstein


29th October

Folies d’Espagne

Joaquín Palomares violin

David Apellániz cello

Carlos Apellániz piano

Music by Beethoven, Piazzolla


5th November

Meditations and dances

Alexander Hülshoff cello

Megumi Hashiba piano

Music by Fauré, Rossini, Massenet, Martinu, Popper


12th November

Aprés une rêve

Miroslav Matějka flute

Jitka Hosprová viola

Kateřina Englichová harp

Music by Debussy, Marais, Ravel, Fauré, Ibert


19th November


Elisso Bolkvadze piano

Music by Beethoven, Chopin


26th November

Classic and romantic

Giuseppe Nova flute

Dario Destefano cello

Patrick Dheur piano

Music by Haydn, K.M. von Weber



Alba Music Festival

tel. +39.0173.362408

Details and full calendar:

Chiesa di San Giuseppe