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Italy&USA · Alba Music Festival · spring 2012
(9th edition)

May 24 - June 3, 2012

Italy&USA, Alba Music Festival celebrates its ninth edition as a cultural and artistic undertaking with strong local roots and an international following. 
The 2012 spring edition will take place between May 24 and June 3. Alba's charming theaters, churches, and open-air venues will host a series of acclaimed musicians for two weeks of rich and varied artistic programming.

The festivals concerts, seminars, and events combine musical depth with international breadth. Artists from more than 15 countries will join forces with Italian musicians and orchestras and over 80 students, artists, and guests from the US.  
Italy&USA · Alba Music Festival was founded by directors Jeff Silberschlag, Larry Vote, and Piemontese native Giuseppe Nova, all three musicians of international repute. In the span of a few short years, the festival has become one of the most eagerly anticipated cultural highlights of the season, with enthusiastic coverage in the national and international press. 

The Alba Music Festival ninth edition inaugural concert will take place on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 9pm in the Fondazione Ferrero auditorium. The festival will continue through June 3, presenting an average of two concerts per day, with programs that range from symphonic repertoire to chamber music and recitals. This spring edition features an exceptional line-up of artists, not in the least the directors themselves Giuseppe Nova, Jeff Silberschlag, and Larry Vote will each perform in select concerts. Guest artist highlights include American singer Hilary Kole; the Berlin Philharmonic Sextet; violinists Gernot Winischhofer, José Cueto, Michael Süssman, Andrew Hardy, Eric Rohde, and up-and-coming talent Ksenia Dubrovskaya; pianists Brian Ganz, Eliza Garth, Signe Bakke, and Francesco De Zan; and ensembles such as the Trio des Alpes, the wind quintet Siren, and the Romanian National Philharmonic Orchestra. Beyond the concerts themselves, the festival offers traditional afternoon rehearsals open to the public, seminars open to Italian students and professionals, and a composition workshop with David Froom and visiting professors Robert Gibson (University of Maryland - College Park), Elliot McKinley (Indiana University East), and Forrest Tobey (Earlham College). The workshop will also play host to a special guest of honor, the iconic contemporary composer Sylvano Bussotti, who will present an open master class in Alba on June 2. 

Calendar 

Thursday, May 24, 2012
9,00 PM Alba, Fondazione Ferrero
Opening concert with Hilary Kole
Music of George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter

Friday, May 25, 2012
9,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Domenico
Brian & Fryderyk
Brian Ganz, piano
Musiche of Chopin

Saturday, May 26, 2012
5,30 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Open Reading 
Workshop with Siren Woodwind Quintet

9,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Domenico
Doppio Barocco
Mark Hill, oboe 
Alba Music Festival string orchestra
Conductor Jeff Silberschlag
Music of Bach, Vivaldi, Albinoni

Suunday, May 27, 2012
11,00 AM Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Sound, silence and color
Eliza Garth, piano
Music of Debussy, Cage, Cowell and Satie

5,30 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Joueurs de flûte 
Giuseppe Nova, flute
Flutes Ensemble Joueurs de flûte
Conductor Mariangela Biscia

9,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Domenico
Leonardo e la macchina volante
St. Mary's Chamber Singers
Maurizio Ben Omar, percussion
Conductor Larry Vote
Music of Whitacre, Bruckner, Durufle, Palestrina, Byrd, Pärt

Monday, May 28, 2012
5,30 PM Alba, Chiesa della Maddalena
Bagatelle e scherzo
Siren Quintet
Meghan Shanley, flute
Emily Tsai, oboe
Emily Robinson, clarinet
Matthew Gray, horn
Alejandro Posada, bassoon
Music of Beethoven, Bozza, Ligeti, Gibson

9,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Movie music
Ensemble Duomo
Roberto Porroni, guitar
Luigi Arciuli, flute
Silvia Pauselli, violin
Flavio Ghilardi, viola
Marcella Schiavelli, cello
Music of Morricone, Theodorakis, Rota

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
5,30 PM Alba, Chiesa della Maddalena
Young Artists Lab - La création du monde
Music of Milhaud, Stravinskij, Cook

9,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Domenico
Viaggio in Europa
Ksenia Dubrovskaya, Gernot Winischhofer, violins
Anna Ferrer, piano
Music of Schubert, Brahms, Massenet, Sarasate, Monti

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
5,30 PM Alba, Chiesa della Maddalena
Where the trumpet blows 
Alba Music Festival Brass Quintet

9,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Domenico
Chamber recital
Giuseppe Nova, flute
Simone Sarno, piano
Josè Cueto, Andrew Hardy, violins
Jennifer Rende, viola
Suzanne Orban, cello
Music of Mozart, Kuhlau, Schubert

Thursday, May 31, 2012
5,30 PM Alba, Chiesa della Maddalena
La danse et les sortilèges
Trio des Alpes
Mirjam Tschopp, violin
Claude Hauri, cello
Corrado Greco, piano
Music of Dvoák, Ravel

9,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Domenico
Wien, meine Liebe
Giuseppe Nova, flute
Francesco De Zan, piano
Quintetto Wiener Kammershymphonie
Music of Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Strauss

Friday, June 1, 2012
5,30 PM Alba, Chiesa della Maddalena
Road music
Erik Rohde, violin
Nicola Davico, piano
Music of Gibson, McKinley, Farmer, Adams

9,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Domenico
Spartacus
Josè Cueto, violin
Romanian State Orchestra
Conductor Jeff Silberschlag
Music of ostakovi, Adashi, Bloch, Prokofev

Saturday, June 2, 2012
3,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Music master · Metting with Sylvano Bussotti 

8,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Domenico
Young Artists Lab
Conductor Debbie Greitzer 

9,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Domenico
The lark ascending · dedicated to Ralph Vaughan Williams
Phrase à trois · homage to Sylvano Bussotti
Silvia Mapelli soprano · Jonathan Stainsby baritono
Josè Cueto, Andrew Hardy violins · Jennifer Rende viola · Suzanne Orban cello
Choirmaster Sonia Franzese
St. Marys Chamber Singers
Romanian State Orchestra
Conductor Larry Vote

Sunday, June 3, 2012
11,00 AM Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Vento del nord
Michael Süssmann, violin
Signe Bakke, piano
Music of Prokofev, Grieg, Svendsen, Kreisler

8,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Domenico
Young Artists Lab
Conductor Forrest Tobey

9,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Domenico
Le baruffe
Simona Colonna, voice and cello
Romanian State Orchestra
Conductor Jeff Silberschlag
Music of Sinigaglia, Colonna, Foss, Dvoák

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