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Coming Up: 

September 23 & 24, 2023

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)


Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos 


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CVLUX Magazine, January 2023

Beautifully Conducted 

By Lauren Barisic 

Photography by Ellie Koleen

Take a deep dive into what makes Fresno Philharmonic Music Director, Rei Hotoda, tick and how she is turning the preconceived notions of classical music on its head. 

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July 20-24, 2024

Breaking Barriers Festival

Ravinia (Highland Park, IL)

Rei Hotoda, panelist and conductor

Thursday, August, 17, 2023

Association of California Orchestras (Riverside, CA)

Rei Hotoda, panelist

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Fresno Philharmonic

William Eddins, piano

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and piano

Works by: Valerie Coleman, Mozart, & Poulenc

November 12-14, 2023

Dallas Symphony Orchestra 

Women in Classical Music Symposium

Harmonizing Inclusion: Normalizing Diversity in Classical Music 

Rei Hotoda, panelist 

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Fresno Philharmonic

Inbal Segev, cello

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

Works by: Antheil, Vijay Iyer, Beethoven

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Fresno Philharmonic

Mark Standriff, actor

Fresno Master Chorale

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

Home for the Holidays

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Fresno Philharmonic

Jasmine Habersham, soprano

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

Works by: Gabriela Lena Frank & Mahler

Friday, March 1, 2024

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Kansas City Symphony

Joyce Yang, piano

Rei Hotoda, conductor

Works by: Gabriela Lena Frank, Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

American Composers Orchestra

Zankel Hall (New York, NY)

Chrystal E. Williams, mezzo-soprano

Felipe Hostins, accordion

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, narrator

Rei Hotoda, conductor 

Works by: Antheil, Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, John Glover, Ellington, Tonia Ko & Weill

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Kamuela Philharmonic

Brian Dollinger, conductor

Rei Hotoda, pianist

Jessie Montgomery:  Rounds for Piano and String Orchestra

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

Katherine Whyte, soprano

Timothy McAllister, saxophone

Rei Hotoda, conductor

Works by: Joan Tower, Poulenc, Jessie Montgomery, Gershwin

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Fresno Philharmonic

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

Works by: John Adams, Guillaume Connesson & Brahms

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Fresno Philharmonic

Joyce Yang, piano

Rei Hotoda, Music Director & Conductor 

Joyce Yang, piano

Works by: Gershwin, Barber & Ravel




  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.



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

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Hugh Kaylor

Kaylor Management

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