Special Projects & Upcoming Performances

Saturday, September 10, 2022 8:00pm

Louisville Orchestra (Louisville, KY)

Iroquois Amphitheater

Lara Downes, piano

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

Adolphus Hailstork:  American Fanfare

Leonard Bernstein:  Overture to Candide

Aaron Copland:  Variations on a Shaker Melody

Paola Prestini:  Hindsight: Let Me See the Sun

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: “Danse Negre” from African Suite

John Williams:  Superman March

John Williams: “With Malice Toward None” from Lincoln

Arturo Márquez: Conga del Fuego Nuevo (New Fire Conga)

George Gershwin:  Rhapsody In Blue

 

 

Sunday, September 11, 2022 3:00pm

Louisville Orchestra (Louisville, KY)

Shawnee Park

Lara Downes, piano

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

Adolphus Hailstork:  American Fanfare

Leonard Bernstein:  Overture to Candide

Aaron Copland:  Variations on a Shaker Melody

Paola Prestini:  Hindsight: Let Me See the Sun

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: “Danse Negre” from African Suite

John Williams:  Superman March

John Williams: “With Malice Toward None” from Lincoln

Arturo Márquez: Conga del Fuego Nuevo (New Fire Conga)

George Gershwin:  Rhapsody In Blue

 

 

Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 3pm
Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)
William Saroyan Theatre

Chee-Yun, violin
Rei Hotoda, conductor and Music Director
 
Juan Pablo Contreras: MeChicano (Fresno Philharmonic Co-Commission)
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

 

 

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 7:30pm

Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Springfield, IL)

UIS Performing Arts Center

Itamar Zorman, Violin

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

Kendall: The Spark Catchers

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1

R. Strauss:  Rosenkavalier Suite

J. Strauss II: Voices of Spring

 

 

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7:30pm

Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Normal, IL)

ISU Center for Performing Arts

Itamar Zorman, Violin

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

Kendall: The Spark Catchers

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1

R. Strauss:  Rosenkavalier Suite

J. Strauss II: Voices of Spring

 

 

Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 3pm
Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)
William Saroyan Theatre

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello
Rei Hotoda, conductor
 
Siamak Aghaei and Colin Jacobsen: Ascending Bird
Saint-Saëns: The Swan for solo cello
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1
Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

 

 

Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 7:30pm
Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)
William Saroyan Theatre

Awadagin Pratt, piano
Rei Hotoda, conductor
 
Jessie Montgomery: Rounds for Piano and String Orchestra
Mahler: Symphony No. 5

 

 

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 7:30pm

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)
Special Guests Pink Martini

William Saroyan Theatre
Rei Hotoda, conductor
 
PINK MARTINI IN CONCERT
 
Featuring a dozen musicians with songs in 25 languages, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire with Rei Hotoda and the Fresno Philharmonic.

 

 

Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 7:30pm

Louisiana Philharmonic (New Orleans, LA)

Orpheum Theater

Rei Hotoda, conductor 


Zhou Long: The Rhyme of Taigu 
Bacewicz: Concerto for String Orchestra 
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade 

 

 

Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 7:30pm

The Santa Barbara Symphony (Santa Barbara, CA)

The Granada Theatre

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

“E.T.,” “Star Wars,” ”Jaws” — Five-time Oscar© and 12-time Grammy©-Award winner John Williams has been composing film scores for Hollywood’s blockbusters for more than 50 years. His collaborations with directors Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas, whose movies attained cult status, not least because of his unmistakable music, are legendary. Hear and watch these powerful cinematic moments come to life through the magic of live orchestral accompaniment.

 

 

Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 3:00pm

The Santa Barbara Symphony (Santa Barbara, CA)

The Granada Theatre

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

“E.T.,” “Star Wars,” ”Jaws” — Five-time Oscar© and 12-time Grammy©-Award winner John Williams has been composing film scores for Hollywood’s blockbusters for more than 50 years. His collaborations with directors Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas, whose movies attained cult status, not least because of his unmistakable music, are legendary. Hear and watch these powerful cinematic moments come to life through the magic of live orchestral accompaniment.

 

 

Sunday, March 26 at 3pm

Wichita Symphony (Wichita, KS)

Century II Concert Hall

Awadagin Pratt, piano

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

Jennifer Higdon: All Things Majestic
Jessie Montgomery: Rounds for Piano and String Orchestra
Elgar: Enigma Variations

 

 

Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 3pm

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)
William Saroyan Theatre

Julian Rhee, violin
Rei Hotoda, conductor
 
Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate: Selections from Lowak Shoppala’ (Fire & Light)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 (New World)

 

 

Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 3pm

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)
William Saroyan Theatre

Karen Slack, soprano
Sarah Mesko, mezzo-soprano
Adam Diegel, tenor
Damien Geter, bass-baritone
Fresno Master Chorale
Anna Hamre, director
Rei Hotoda, conductor
 
Damien Geter: The Justice Symphony
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Choral