"Under the baton of former Music Director Fabio Mechetti, a progam of well-loved French repertoire comforted and entertained, feeling effortless and charming. Mechetti displayed an intimate knowledge of the score, conducting the program entirely from memory, and radiated easy confidence in his communication with thte orchestra he helped build ... 'Fabio, Fauré, and Fantastique' is a warm and enjoyable evening of familiar repertoire given a fresh and earnest outing by performers who clearly love the works for an audience that clearly loves the performers."
THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION
Indiana University Philharmonic
"... an exceptional conductor, the Brazilian-born Fabio Mechetti, proved he could lift a student orchestra to a professional level of performance ... After intermission, with Maestro Mechetti in charge, the Philharmonic turned to the Bartók [Concerto for Orchestra]. This wonder of a composition tests not only an orchestra as ensemble but a cluster of its individual members through tough and exposed solos. Thanks to the maestro and talents of those individual musicians, the tests were conclusively aced ... Fabio Mechetti and the Philharmonic played the music with total confidence and a believer's lust for its content."
HERALD TIMES ONLINE
“Fabio Mechetti … brought a quality approach and superior interpretation… Maestro Mechetti led the vast forces of the CSO with assurance and a fine sense of rhythm …”
THE DENVER POST
“… the performance was truly great, with flawless woodwinds and string sections that played as uniformly and expressively as any I have heard. The audience gave an abnormally long ovation … bringing Mechetti out several times …”
PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS
Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
“Fabio Mechetti was on the podium Friday night as he led the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra in an utterly blazing performance of Beethoven’s Ninth… Rarely has this work made as much emotional sense.”
“With virtuosic technique, Mechetti led the CSO in Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 like an impeccable craftsman… Meticulous musicianship, a pleasure to watch.”
“Mechetti paced the performance beautifully … [and] he never covered his singers. This is a feat many more experienced conductors never manage to achieve.”