CLASSICA: the concerts of the International White Truffle Fair

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Alba Music Festival presents CLASSICA, Sunday morning concerts, with the artistic direction of Giuseppe Nova and Jeff Silberschlag.

Eight musical appointments liven up the Sundays of the International Fair of the White Truffle of Alba and represent a space of beauty and culture, dedicated to lovers of classical music, in one of the periods of greatest interest and attraction for the territory.

Music returns to an event of such great prestige and international appeal as the Fair of Alba. The CLASSICA programming, with chamber ensembles and first-level soloists, is aimed at the numerous enthusiasts who follow Alba Music Festival assiduously and at the same time completes the rich calendar of the city, offering, through the universal language of music, another attraction also for the growing international tourism that animates the territory.

The artistic programme reflects the international level of the event, we will find great soloists such as pianist Elisso Bolkvadze, UNESCO artist for peace in a Chopin and Debussy programme, cellist Alexander Hülshoff with pianist Joanna Przybylska with Brahms, Dvořák and Paganini Variations, then we will go from the integral of Mozart’s piano and string trio quartets with Andrea Bacchetti and the Maffei Quartet, to the Baroque with I Musici di San Giuliano, from the Trio Parsifal to the Guitalian Quartet guitar appointments, in a programme that also pays homage to Leonardo da Vinci, to the virtuoso Luigi Puddu, to the four-handed piano duo with Yves Robbe and Macha Makarevich with the famous Pictures of an Exhibition by Modest Musorgsky.

The response of the public, which in past editions filled the hall every Sunday, is a concrete demonstration of the value of the initiative and its reason for being.

Live entertainment and classical music in particular are a fundamental collective social experience of cohesion and involvement for an international audience. CLASSICA has managed to catalyse the favours of the public, critics and supporters, putting together an organic project that combines deep content and dissemination, local benefit and global visibility.

Entrance to the concerts, with ticketing online or at the box office, provides different access formulas to facilitate seat reservations. There are reductions for the Friends of Alba Music Festival, in addition to free admission for children under 10 years.

The concerts are held in the very central Church of San Giuseppe, in the little square of San Giovanni Paolo II in Alba, and are performed in collaboration with the San Giuseppe Cultural Centre.


Subscription to 8 concerts: 24 euros

Subscription to 8 concerts reserved for the Friends of Alba Music Festival: 12 euros

Subscriptions can be purchased online ( or at the entrance to the concerts

Single entry with advance sale and reserved seat in the front rows available online: 12 euros

 Single admission to the ticket office on the same day: 8 euros (subjected to availability)

Free admission for children under 10 years


6th October Church of San Giuseppe, Alba, 11 am
Andrea Bacchetti piano from the Maffei Quartet
Filippo Neri violin
Giancarlo Bussola viola
Paola Gentilin cello
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

13th October Church of San Giuseppe, Alba 11 am
Yves Robbe, Macha Makarevich piano with four hands
Music by Franck, Poulenc, Mussorgsky

20th October Church of San Giuseppe, Alba, 11 am
New Parsifal Trio
Patrizia De Carlo violin
Emilia Slugocka cello
Anna Paola Milea piano
Music by Bonis, Rachmaninov, Boulanger, Piazzolla

27th October Church of San Giuseppe, Alba, 11 am
Guitalian Quartet
Guido Fichtner, Claudio Marcotulli,
Stefano Palamidessi, Adriano Walter Roller guitars
Music by Sollima, Bizet, Ramirez, Martin

3rd November Church of San Giuseppe, Alba, 11 am
Alexander Hülshoff cello
Joanna Przybylska piano
Music by Brahms, Rossini, Dvořák, Paganini

10th November Church of San Giuseppe, Alba, 11 am
The Musicians of San Giuliano
Pamela Lucciarini soprano
Stefano Bagliano recorder
Massimiliano Faraci harpsichord
Music by Haendel, Vivaldi, Marcello, Pepusch

17th November Church of San Giuseppe, Alba, 11 am
Elisso Bolkvadze piano
UNESCO Artist for Peace
Music by Chopin, Debussy

24th November Church of San Giuseppe, Alba, 11 am
Luigi Puddu guitar
Music by Albeniz, Villa Lobos, Barrios, Segovia

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