Ciabatti Among Delaware S.O. Music Director Finalists

Congratulations to Filippo Ciabatti, who on Monday was named among four finalists for the music director position at the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Ciabatti, who helms the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, Dartmouth College Glee Club, and the Handel Society as the Hopkins Center's director of choral and orchestral programs, will conduct the orchestra in its upcoming season before the symphony selects a new director among the four in spring 2025. The conductor, once chosen, will succeed Delaware's Music Director Laureate David Amado, who held the post from 2003 until 2023.   

From the press release:

The search, which began in July 2023, drew 150 applications from around the world. A 13-member search committee, including community leaders and symphony musicians and board members, spent 20 hours interviewing candidates throughout the fall.

After each performance, audience members will be surveyed.

"I was astonished and impressed by the caliber and quantity of applications we received for the music director position," says Frank Clowes, president of the Delaware Symphony Association. "I'm looking forward to seeing our finalists join us on stage next season to demonstrate their musical skill and their ability to inspire and connect with our audiences, musicians, and community."