Rutland Herald: Ciabatti's Conducting Brings 'Real Depth'

Jim Lowe, writing for the Rutland Herald, had high praise for Filippo Ciabatti's conducting at January's Upper Valley Baroque concert in Lebanon, N.H. Ciabatti is Upper Valley Baroque's artistic director; at the Hopkins Center, he is the director of choral and orchestral programs helming the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, Dartmouth College Glee Club, and the Handel Society. He also lectures in the Department of Music, offering courses on conducting and co-directing the Performance Lab in Opera.

Reviewing the Upper Valley Baroque program (titled "The Italian Baroque Concerto"), Lowe writes, "Perhaps most important was Ciabatti's conducting. Baroque music like this can be performed very squarely, and still be quite exciting. But Ciabatti brought out the inner lines and nuances giving the performances real depth with a musical intensity that revealed the greatness of this music."

The full review is available here.