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Coming Up: 

June 1 & 2, 2024

Fresno Philharmonic

Joyce Yang, piano

Works by:  Gershwin, Barber & Ravel 


Carnegie Hall Debut 
March 12, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Zankel Hall  
American Composers Orchestra

Rei makes her long-awaited Carnegie Hall debut with an evocative program that features two world premieres—John Glover / Kelley Rourke's Right Now for Mezzo-Soprano, Accordion, and Orchestra& Tonia Ko's Her Land, Expanded—and the New York Premiere of Jerod Impichcha̲achaaha' Tate Lowak Shoppala' - Clans. This program is part of Carnegie Hall's season long Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice exploration. 

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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 (Fresno, CA)

William Eddins, piano

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and piano

Works by: Valerie Coleman, Mozart & Poulenc

November 12-14, 2023

Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Dallas, TX) 

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 (Fresno, CA)

Inbal Segev, cello

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

Works by: Antheil, Clyne & Beethoven

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Friday, December 8, 2023 

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (Covington, LA)

Rei Hotoda, conductor

Works by Handel & Vivaldi 

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

Mark Standriff, actor

Fresno Master Chorale

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

Home for the Holidays

Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 7:30pm

London Symphonia (Ontario, Canada)

Rei Hotoda, conductor

Works by: Farrenc: & Chopin

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

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 (Kansas City, MO)

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 and piano 

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

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Kamuela Philharmonic (Kamuela, HI)

Brian Dollinger, conductor

Rei Hotoda, piano 

Jessie Montgomery:  Rounds for Piano and String Orchestra

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra (Greensboro, SC)

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 (Fresno, CA)

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

Works by: John Adams, Guillaume Connesson & Brahms

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

Joyce Yang, piano

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor 

Works by: Gershwin, Barber & Ravel

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Wintergreen Festival Orchestra (Nellysford, VA)

Rei Hotoda, conductor and piano

 Works by: Copland, Montgomery & Mozart




  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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Management & Worldwide Representation

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216. 956. 0078

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