REI HOTODA

Conductor   Pianist   Advocate

"Inexhaustible dynamo..." 

“…emotionally charged, vastly experienced, and technically adroit…”

LISTEN & WATCH

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Fresno Philharmonic

Digital MasterWorks I

Intersections of Past and Present 

Music of Hailstork, Bolcom and Haydn

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2021/22 HIGHLIGHTS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS

October 9 & 10, 2021

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

Rong-Huey Liu, oboe

Stephanie Sant'ambrogio, violin

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and pianist

Works by J.S. Bach, John Wineglass (World Premiere) & Tchaikovsky

 

November 20 & 21, 2021

Reno Chamber Orchestra (Reno, NV)

James Brown, Stage Director

Alexander Ung, Artistic Director, Guild Dance Company

Soon Cho, mezzo-soprano

Damien Geter, bass-baritone

Rei Hotoda, Guest Conductor

Works by Bernstein & Copland

 

January 28 & 29, 2022

Louisville Orchestra (Louisville, KY)

Rei Hotoda, Guest Conductor

Works by Boulanger, Beethoven & Respighi

 

February 5, 2022

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Manitoba, Canada)

Rei Hotoda, conductor & pianist

Works by J. Montgomery, Mozart and R. Schumann

April 23, 2022

ROCO (Houston, TX)

Rei Hotoda, Guest Conductor

Works by D. Bermel, C.L. Wong, J. Adashi & Milhaud

 

Saturday April 22, 2022

Oklahoma City Philharmonic (Oklahoma City, OK)

Sandeep Das, tabla

Rei Hotoda, Guest Conductor

Works by Aghaei & Jacobsen, D. Wijeratne, & Rimsky-Korsakov

 

About

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  Conductor Rei Hotoda has been hailed as an inexhaustible dynamo with a deep commitment to reimagining the 21st century concert experience. Her vision can be seen through her thought-provoking programming, passionate allyship to marginalized artists, advocacy for arts education, and an unwavering commitment to presenting the music of our times.

  

  Her success as the Music Director of the Fresno Philharmonic since 2017 has resulted in the extension of her tenure through the 2025 season. She has worked tirelessly to build first-time and unique connections with the Fresno community with an eye toward reaching different audiences with a new music concert series, Proxima, and special concerts at Bitwise South Stadium. She has reimagined the pre- and post-concert experience by creating the ever-popular Green Room and Stay Tuned series. Her programming continues to push through the preconceived notions of the classical 

concert going experience, offering audiences works by often marginalized composers and today’s leading voices in the field. Through her tireless efforts, she has successfully broken down the barriers that often exist between artist and listener and repositioned the Fresno Philharmonic as a leader in the community it serves.

  Rei has appeared as a guest conductor with many of today’s leading ensembles, including the Symphony Orchestras of Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, Detroit, Toronto, Winnipeg, Hawaii and Utah as well as the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, among others. Her interpretations of such epic centerpieces of the classical canon such as Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8 and Britten’s War Requiem, make her one of the most sought-after conductors of today. She is a tireless advocate for the music of our time, and most recently conducted the world premieres of Kevin Day and Dinuk Wijeratne as well as works by seminal composers such as Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, Jessie Montgomery and Hawaiian composer, Michael-Thomas Foumai to much acclaim.

 
 

Recent Press 

 

Reviews/Interviews 

The Munro Review, March 20, 2021

From France with Love: Fresno Philharmonic Gets a Little Absurd in New Digital Masterworks Concert

The Munro Review, January 16, 2021

Fresno Philharmonic Returns with a Top-Notch Virtual Concert

San Francisco Classical Voice, January 12, 2021

Fresno Philharmonic Enters the Video Concert Series Derby
 

Munro Review, January 22, 2020

Review: A Happy Birthday To Beethoven And A Double Delight From Hotoda
 

Munro Review, January 17, 2020

It’s Double Duty For Hotoda When She Conducts Fresno Philharmonic From The Piano
 

The Spokesman-Review, March 11, 2019

Concert review: Conductor Rei Hotoda rises to demanding program

The Spokesman-Review, March 6, 2019

Music director finalist Rei Hotoda leads Spokane Symphony in works by Korngold, Shostakovich

Inlander, March 2019

Meet Rei Hotoda, one of the Spokane Symphony candidates for next music director

The Munroe Review, January 25, 2019

Review: Pipa Steals the Show During Fresno Philharmonic’s Ride Down a ‘Silk Road’

TV/Radio 

ABC30, February 15, 2021

Fresno Philharmonic returns with free virtual concerts

 

WKVPR, January 25, 2021

Fresno Philharmonic Broadcasts Return for 2021

WKVR, January 17, 2020

Rei Hotoda Talks Beethoven And More With David Aus

Press Releases 

6/21/19:     Fresno Philharmonic and Music Director Rei Hotoda Announce 2019/20 Season Overview

10/30/18:   Fresno Philharmonic and Music Director Rei Hotoda Present Britten's War Requiem, November 11, 2018 

10/3/18:     Fresno Philharmonic Announces Complete Programing and Special Projects for 2018-19 Season 

 

6/6/17:       Rei Hotoda Appointed Music Director of the Fresno Philharmonic 

 
 
 

Insights

Rei speaks to many of today's leading composers in her ever-popular series Stay Tuned as part of the Fresno Philharmonic's digital offerings. Hear Rei get up close and personal with these artists as they discuss their life's work and creative process. Her guests include: Adolphus Hailstork, Jasmine Barnes, William Bolcom and Joan Tower. 

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Rei Hotoda, Music Director of the Fresno Philharmonic, interviews FPO musicians to get a behind the scenes look at the orchestra. Her interviews include a wide swath of musicians from the concertmaster to the principal players to whole sections.

Hear Rei speak about Britten's monumentally powerful War Requiem, from a historical, musical and personal perspective.  Rei will be conducting the Fresno Philharmonic on November 11, 2018, exactly 100 years to the day that the Armistice to end World War I was signed. 

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As artists we must not only do what we can to build our audiences, but strive to reach people beyond the score through education, connecting with our communities and recognizing our supporters to ensure that through these important partnerships, we grow as artists and strive to make the greatest impact possible on our world around us.” – Rei Hotoda

For More Information

Artist Management 

Hugh Kaylor

Kaylor Management

 212 977 6779

hugh@kaylormanagement.com

Press Contact

Raechel Alexander

RA Complete Communications 

917-815-8970

ralexander@ra-completecommunication.com