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Italy&USA · Alba Music Festival 2020 – XVII online edition

Italy&USA · Alba Music Festival 2020 - XVII online edition
May 21st-31st

The just-ended edition

Italy&USA · Alba Music Festival 2020 - XVII online edition
May 21st-31st

The Music Continues

We have decided not to stop the music, not to stop the beauty and the contribution that art can give even in this period.

In its 17 editions the Festival has involved hundreds of artists, a wide audience, a wonderful city and a territory in a beautiful communitary experience with people of Piedmont as well as those who live far away but year by year have never lost the opportunity to join us in Alba for the Festival.

This year the Festival, because of an unexpected global health crisis, was moved online in its original dates (from May 21st to 31st). All contents were video-recorded in Alba in the previous weeks, and then broadcasted from our website platform, according to a specific time and calendar. The Festival involved 13 different venues in the City of Alba, 80 artists and partners, broadcasting more than 30 events and over 60 hours of videos.

The daily schedule was divided into three sections: mornings with the Educational area (the international composition masterclasses and contents by the local Schools of Music); afternoons with concerts and storytelling, from the Beethoven’s series, to meetings with artists and back-stages; evenings, with the main concerts in different venues of the City, followed by greetings and performances from our friends from all over the world: USA, South Korea, Europe, Kazakhstan and many others.

There were also special events or curiosities, such as the Bruno Murialdo's online photo exhibition on music and territory or recipes dedicated to the Alba Music Festival by Bruno Cingolani, a famous local chef...

Long-standing partnerships with American entities such as Chesapeake Orchestra, River Concert Series, St. Mary's College of Maryland and Roger Williams University promoted the edition overseas. A special night broadcast to facilitate the vision in the US and worldwide.

An important panel of artists was involved, like Bruno Canino, Giuseppe Nova, Gian Luca Pasolini, the Quintet of the Teatro Regio of Turin, the trumpets of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Andrea Bacchetti, Armoniosa, the Venice string trio, the harps of the Symphony Orchestra LaVerdi di Milano, Maurizio Fornero, Davide Alogna, Giulio Tampalini, Corradino Piero Giovannini, Sang Eun Kim, Gli Archimedi, Caterina Arzani, Simona Colonna, as well as lecturers like Luigi Giachino, Dino Bosco, Bruno Murialdo, Elena Enrico, Pier Mario Mignone, Paolo Benegiamo, Bruno Cingolani, Ico Turra.

International artists presented to the audience their own video-recordings as well as describing their relation with the Festival; artsits such as Jeff Silberschlag from Maryland, USA, Kevin Zhu from Cupertino in California (First Prize of the Paganini International Competition), the pianist Elisso Bolkvadze from Paris (UNESCO Artist for peace), Josè Cueto and Nancy Roldan from Baltimore, Aiman ​Mussakhajayeva (international soloist and Provost of the Kazakh National University of Arts) from Nur-Sultan, capital of Kazakhstan, the award-winner American pianist Brian Ganz from Annapolis, Elisso Gogibedaschwili from Austria, Jeffrey Chappell, Larry and Olivia Vote from Maryland, Thierry Perrout (Director of the French Montbéliard Conservatory), Pavel Ionescu (Superintendent of the Romanian State Symphony Orchestra), and the brothers Zachary Silberschlag (Solo trumpet of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra) from Honolulu and Nathaniel Silberschlag (Solo horn of the Cleveland Orchestra), who have been attending Alba Music Festival since its very first edition.

Evening concerts were introduced by greetings from the local authorities: Alberto Cirio, President of Regione Piemonte, Vittoria Poggio, Cultural Attaché of the Regione Piemonte, Carlotta Boffa, Cultural Attaché of the City of Alba, Roberto Cerrato, UNESCO National Commission, Mauro Carbone, Director of Langhe Monferrato Roero Tourist Board, Liliana Allena, President of International Alba White Truffle Fair, Elisabetta Grasso, Director of Langhe Monferrato Roero Tourist Consortium, Ezio Porro, President of Alba Rotary Club, Gianfranco Garau, Vice President of Enoteca Regionale Piemontese Cavour.

The concerts were an opportunity to admire the city of Alba in a different way and to create the basis for future visits, with video footage, also through drones, which emphasized the venues and the deep artistic connection between music and history. The main venues of the city were brought together, such as San Domenico Church, San Giuseppe Church, San Lorenzo Cathedral, San Giovanni Church, the Choir of Maddalena Church, but also unusual venues not raccessible to the public, such as the historic cellars Pio Cesare, or the archaeological Alba underground and the Diocesan Museum to discover the Roman city, and also the Palazzo Banca d'Alba, the Aganahuei art space, the Carpediem space, without forgetting a tribute to the UNESCO landscapes with the UNESCO site of Grinzane Cavour Castle.

Art and culture are necessary and fundamental values that cannot be stopped. Even if in an alternative way, the Festival was the celebration of art and culture, of the artists and the audience, of the city and of the territory, of supporters and everybody who built it.

The Calendar

Thursday, May 21st           

9 p.m. Alba Music Festival Night – Concerts and artists from all over the world
> from San Domenico Church
Bruno Canino, piano recital, works by Ludwig van Beethoven
> from Leonardtown, Maryland, USA:
Jeff Silberschlag, Chesapeake Orchestra and Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet, Grammy Award Winner 2018

Friday, May 22nd
4.30 p.m. On stage - Alba Music Festival Afternoon
> from Aganahuei Gallery
Beethoven 250 series: First steps in Bonn, with Dino Bosco
> from Alba Music Festival Campus Center
Ennio Morricone: 50 years of soundtracks, with Luigi Giachino
> from San Domenico Church
Art and ladscape, with Bruno Murialdo, artist and photographer

9 p.m. Alba Music Festival Night – Concerts and artists from all over the world
Greetings:
Thierry Perrout, Director of Conservatoire de Musique, Danse et Théâtre di Montbéliard
Gianfranco Garau, Vice Presidente of Enoteca Regionale Piemontese Cavour
> from Grinzane Cavour Castle, Sala delle maschere
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Quartets
Giuseppe Nova flute, Glauco Bertagnin violin, Marco Nason viola, Leonardo Sapere cello
> from Hohenems, Austria
violinist Elisso Gogibedaschwili played works by Bach and Ysaÿe

Saturday May 23rd   
4.30 p.m. On stage - Alba Music Festival Afternoons
> from Aganahuei Gallery
Beethoven 250, Conquering Vienna, with Dino Bosco
> from San Giuseppe Church
The piano, Bach and philosophy, with Andrea Bacchetti
> from Alba Music Festival Campus Center
Educating by music, the Suzuki method, with Elena Enrico

9 p.m. Alba Music Festival Night – Concerts and artists from all over the world
Greetings:
Alberto Cirio, President of Regione Piemonte
Abzal Mukhitdin, Conductor of Astana Opera, Kazakhstan
> from historic cellars Pio Cesare in Alba
Elena Piva and Marta Facchera, harps of Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano LaVerdi
Federica Boffa presents the Pio Cesare historic cellars in Alba
> from Seoul, South Korea
the wellknown soprano Sung Hee Park, friend and regular guest of the Alba Music Festival, with Jinjoo Jeon, violin and Eunsang Jo, piano

Sunday, May 24th
4.30 p.m. On stage - Alba Music Festival Afternoons

> from Aganahuei Gallery
Beethoven 250, The relationship with his time, with Dino Bosco
> from Carpediem Studio
Anniversaries - Fellini and Nino Rota, with Pier Mario Mignone, President of Alba Film Festival
> from San Domenico Church
A life in music, meeting with Bruno Canino

9 p.m. Alba Music Festival Night – Concerts and artists from all over the world
Greetings:
Vittoria Poggio, Cultural Attaché of the Regione Piemonte
Antonio Tibaldi, President of Famija Albéisa
> from San Domenico Church
Quintetto Pentabrass - Artists of Teatro Regio di Torino
> from Zurich
greetings from Claude Villaret, conductor
> from Towson, USA
Jeffrey Chappell, Goucher University works by Chopin dedicated to Alba

Monday, May 25th
10.30 a.m. Alba Music Festival Educational
>International Composition Seminar by Elliott McKinley with Nicholas Kitchen, Beethoven manuscript study and performance
> Meeting with Liceo Musicale “da Vinci”: introduction by Director Alessandro Zannella, with some performances by the students

4.30 p.m. On stage - Alba Music Festival Afternoons
> from Aganahuei Gallery
Beethoven 250 series: Towards an heroic success, with Dino Bosco
> from the Roman Hall of Palazzo Banca d'Alba
Gli Archimedi
> from the Choir of Maddalena Church
Music in B&W, with Paolo Benegiamo, photographer

9 p.m. Alba Music Festival Night – Concerts and artists from all over the world
Greetings:
Mauro Carbone, Director of Langhe Monferrato Roero Tourist Board
Roberto Cerrato, Director of Centro Culturale San Giuseppe
> from San Giuseppe Church
Andrea Bacchetti plays The Well Tempered Clavier by Bach
> from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Zachary Silberschlag, Solo Trumpet of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
>from St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Nathaniel Silberschlag, Solo Horn of the Cleveland Orchestra

Tuesday, May 26th
10.30 a.m. Alba Music Festival Educational
> International Composition Seminar by Elliott McKinley with Sonic Apricity, Artists in-residence of Alba Music Festival 2019, in Working with new music

4.30 p.m. On stage - Alba Music Festival Afternoons
> from Aganahuei Gallery
Beethoven 250 series: Looking for the destiny, with Dino Bosco
> from Alba Music Festival Campus Center
Three pieces, three women, with Giacomo Platini of Conservatoire de Montbéliard FR

9 p.m. Alba Music Festival Night – Concerts and artists from all over the world
Greetings:
Elisabetta Grasso, Director of Langhe Monferrato Roero Tourist Consortium
> from the Choir of Maddalena Church
Estroso divertimento, with Armoniosa Baroque ensemble, works by Bach and Vivaldi
> from Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Brian Ganz, award-winner pianist, regular guest of the Alba Music Festival

Wednesday, May 27th
10.30 a.m. Alba Music Festival Educational
> International Composition Seminar by Elliott McKinley, Four of the chosen 2020 Alba Composition Fellows – with Kira Wales, Michael Grebla, Bernard Short, Austin Franklin
> from San Giuseppe Church
Meeting with Scuola media a indirizzo musicale “S. Pertini”, introduction by the Director Wilma Proglio, and Vice-director Mariacarla Cantamessa with some performances by the students

4.30 p.m. On stage - I pomeriggi di Alba Music Festival
> from Aganahuei Gallery
Beethoven 250 series: Nature and passion, with Dino Bosco
> from San Giuseppe Church
Piano recital by Caterina Arzani, works by Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin

9 p.m. Alba Music Festival Night – Concerts and artists from all over the world
Greetings:
Pavel Ionescu, Superintendent of the Romanian State Symphony Orchestra, with a performance of the Orchestra
> from San Giovanni Church
Concert for two trumpets and organ with Ercole Ceretta and Daniele Greco D'Alceo, trumpets of Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, and Maurizio Fornero
> from Cupertino, California, USA: Kevin Zhu, First Prize of Paganini International Competition and soloist of the opening concert of Alba Music Festival 2019

Thursday, May 28th
10.30 a.m. Alba Music Festival Educational
> International Composition Seminar by Elliott McKinley, Lansing McLoskey, composer in-residence of Alba Music Festival 2017 in His life and work

4.30 p.m. On stage - I pomeriggi di Alba Music Festival
> from Aganahuei Gallery
Beethoven 250 series: Materpieces and crisis, with Dino Bosco
> from San Giovanni Church
The art of the harpsichord, with Maurizio Fornero, Director of Academia Montis Regalis

9 p.m. Alba Music Festival Night – Concerts and artists from all over the world
Greetings:
Roberto Cerrato, Director of Associazione per il Patrimonio dei Paesaggi Vitivinicoli di Langhe Roero e Monferrato and UNESCO National Commission
> from the archeologic itinerary of Alba underground
Davide Alogna, violin and Giulio Tampalini, guitar. Works by Giuliani and Paganini.
Alba underground with Marco Mozzone President of Ambiente & Cultura
> from Paris, France
pianist Elisso Bolkvadze, UNESCO Artist for Peace, guest in Alba on Fall 2019
> from St. Mary’s City, Marylad, USA
Larry Vote and Olivia Vote in a tribute to the Alba Music Festival

Friday, May 29th
10.30 a.m. Alba Music Festival Educational
> International Composition Seminar by Elliott McKinley, A portrait of Pierre Jalbert, composer in-residence of Alba Music Festival 2019
> Meeting wih Civico Istituto Musicale “L. Rocca”, introduction by Carlotta Boffa, Cultural Attaché of the City of Alba, with some performances by the students

4.30 p.m. On stage - I pomeriggi di Alba Music Festival
> from Aganahuei Gallery
Beethoven 250 series: Imagination and reality, with Dino Bosco
> from San Giuseppe Church
Piano recital by Andrea Bacchetti, works by Franz Schubert

9 p.m. Alba Music Festival Night – Concerts and artists from all over the world
Greetings:
Elliott McKinley, Director of Alba Music Festival Composition Program, Roger Williams University
Ezio Porro, President of Rotary Club Alba
> from San Domenico Church
Recital by Giuseppe Nova, flute and Bruno Canino, piano. Works by Mozart, Beethoven, and XIX century Italian operatic paraphrasis
> from Baltimora, Maryland, USA; Josè Cueto, violinist from Puerto Rico and regular guest of the Alba Music Festival, and Nancy Roldan, Argentinian pianist in tribute to Alba Music Festival

Saturday May 30th
10.30 a.m. Alba Music Festival Educational
> from Alba Music Festival Campus Center
Educating by music, the Suzuki method, meeting with Elena Enrico (rebroadcast)

4.30 p.m. On stage - I pomeriggi di Alba Music Festival
> from Aganahuei Gallery
Beethoven 250 series: Looking back, with Dino Bosco
> from Alba Music Festival Campus Center
Listening to the images, with Luigi Giachino
> from the Roman Hall of Palazzo Banca d’Alba
Simona Colonna in: Folli e folletti, from classical music to folk traditions

9 p.m. Alba Music Festival Night – Concerts and artists from all over the world
Greetings:
Liliana Allena, President of International Alba White Truffle Fair
Don Dino Negro, San Lorenzo Cathedral
> from San Lorenzo Cathedral
Gian Luca Pasolini, tenor and Corradino Piero Giovannini, piano, featuring the South Korean soprano Sang Eun Kim, in a program dedicated to Italian XIX century
An overview of San Lorenzo Cathedral, with Don Renzo Costamagna
> from Nur-Sultan, capital of Kazakhstan
Aiman Mussakhajayeva, international soloist and Provost of Kazakh National University of Arts

Sunday, May 31st
12 p.m The recipes of Alba Music Festival 2020
Chef Bruno Cingolani and his recipes dedicated to Alba Music Festival, with Sommelier Ico Turra

5 p.m. Farewell Concert
Greetings:
Giuseppe Nova, Jeff Silberschlag, Carlotta Boffa
Encores and venues of Alba Music Festival: the musical and city itinerary of this special Alba Music Festival XVII Edition

Names and Numbers

11 Days
13 Venues
Over 80 Artists and Partners
Over 60 Hours Broadcasts

Artistic Direction

Giuseppe Nova, Jeff Silberschlag

 

Executive Direction

Giuseppe Nova

 

The Venues

Chiesa di San Domenico

Chiesa di San Giuseppe

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Chiesa di San Giovanni

Coro della Chiesa della Maddalena

Castello di Grinzane Cavour

Cantina Pio Cesare

Percorso archeologico di Alba sotterranea

Palazzo Banca d’Alba

Spazio Aganahuei

Studio Carpediem

Alba Music Festival Campus Center

           

The Artists

Bruno Canino           

Giuseppe Nova

Gian Luca Pasolini

Glauco Bertagnin

Andrea Bacchetti

Quintetto Pentabrass, Artisti del Teatro Regio di Torino

Armoniosa

Ercole Ceretta

Daniele Greco D'Alceo

Maurizio Fornero

Davide Alogna

Giulio Tampalini

Elena Piva

Marta Facchera

Corradino Piero Giovannini

Sang Eun Kim

Marco Nason

Leonardo Sapere

Gli Archimedi

Caterina Arzani

Simona Colonna

Luigi Giachino

Dino Bosco

Giacomo Platini

Bruno Murialdo

Elena Enrico

Pier Mario Mignone

Paolo Benegiamo

Bruno Cingolani

Ico Turra

 

 

The Guests

Jeff Silberschlag

Elliott McKinley

Sung Hee Park

Larry Vote

Olivia Vote

Pavel Ionescu

Josè Cueto

Nancy Roldan

Aiman Mussakhajayeva

Claude Villaret

Jeffrey Chappell

Thierry Perrout

Elisso Gogibedaschwili

Zachary Silberschlag

Nathaniel Silberschlag

Elisso Bolkvadze

Abzal Mukhitdin

Brian Ganz

Kevin Zhu

Jinjoo Jeon

Eunsang Jo

Nicholas Kitchen

Lansing McLoskey

Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet

Sonic Apricity

Kira Wales

Michael Grebla

Bernard Short

Austin Franklin

 

The Institutions

Alberto Cirio, President of Regione Piemonte

Vittoria Poggio, Cultural Attaché of the Regione Piemonte

Carlotta Boffa, Cultural Council Member of the City of Alba

Roberto Cerrato, National UNESCO Committee

Mauro Carbone, Director of Tourist Board Langhe Monferrato Roero

Liliana Allena, President of International White Truffle Fair

Elisabetta Grasso, Director of Tourist Consortium Langhe Monferrato Roero

Ezio Porro, President of Alba Rotary Club

Gianfranco Garau, Vicepresident of the Enoteca Regionale Piemontese Cavour

Thierry Perrout, Director of the Conservatoire de Musique de Montbéliard

Chesapeake Orchestra Inc.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

William Thomas McKinley Foundation

Rumanian State Symphony Orchestra

Alba Film Festival

 

Partners

Famija Albéisa, President Antonio Tibaldi

Centro Culturale San Giuseppe, President Roberto Cerrato

Ambiente & Cultura, President Marco Mozzone           

Associazione Culturale San Giovanni, President Attilio Cammarata

Cantine Pio Cesare, Federica Boffa

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Don Dino Negro

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Don Renzo Costamagna

Istituto Civico Musicale Lodovico Rocca, Cultural Attaché of the City of Alba and the students

Liceo Musicale Leonardo da Vinci, Director Alessandro Zannella and the students

Scuola secondaria a indirizzo musicale Sandro Pertini, Director Wilma Proglio, Associate Director Mariacarla Cantamessa and the students

Alba Music Festival was sustained by

Città di Alba, Assessorato alla Cultura

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino

Fondazione Ferrero

Chesapeake Orchestra Inc.

 

 

 

 

Artistic Direction

Giuseppe Nova, Jeff Silberschlag

 

Executive Direction

Giuseppe Nova

 

Musicologist

Dino Bosco

 

Executive staff

Dino Bosco, Simona Dellavalle, Giorgio Boffa

 

Strategical Advisor

Hangar Piemonte

 

Tachnical partner

Piano&Forte di Daniele Fontana

Studio fotografico Carpe Diem

 

Video Productio and Video Direction

Produzione e direzione video

I.com Multimedia

 

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