Past Schedule

 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, several of Ms. Hotoda's performances from March 2020 through April 2020 were postponed or canceled. 

 

April 17, 2021 at 5:30pm PT

Fresno Philharmonic

Digital Concert Hall

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and harpsichord

 

Bach to the Future

GABRIELI: Canzona per Sonare No. 2

KEVIN DAY: (loco)motion (World Premiere)

VILLA LOBOS: Bachianas Brasilerias No. 9

JEROD IMPICHACHAACHAAHA TATE: Chokfi

BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8pm (Available to Livestream)

Toledo Symphony Orchestra

Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

KURT ATTERBERG: Antony and Cleopatra

PETER WARLOCK: Dance Suite after John Dowland

BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture

MENDELSSOHN: Midsummer Night's Dream Nocturne

DAVID DIAMOND: Selections from Romeo and Juliet

Friday, April 9, 2021 at 8pm

Toledo Symphony Orchestra

Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

KURT ATTERBERG: Antony and Cleopatra

PETER WARLOCK: Dance Suite after John Dowland

BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture

MENDELSSOHN: Midsummer Night's Dream Nocturne

DAVID DIAMOND: Selections from Romeo and Juliet

 

March 20, 2021 at 5:30pm PT

Fresno Philharmonic

Digital Concert Hall

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and piano

 

Vive la France

DUKAS:  Fanfare to La peri

L. BOULANGER: D’un vieux jardin (Rei Hotoda, solo piano)

MONTGOMERY: Starburst

IBERT: Divertissement

 

February 20, 2021 at 5:30pm

Fresno Philharmonic

Digital Concert Hall

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and piano

Stephanie Sant 'Ambrogio, violin

 

American Visions

TOWER: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman

BARNES: Resistance

PRICE: The Deserted Garden

COPLAND: Appalachian Spring

January 30 and 31, 2021 (CANCELED)

Reno Chamber Orchestra

Molly Carr, viola

Anna Petrova, piano

Jeannie Psomas, clarinet

Rei Hotoda, conductor

Program includes:

Turina: Scene Andalouse

Lascurain: Novel Voices Double Concerto (2018)

Bruch: Double Concerto in E minor, Op. 88 (1912)

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italian

 

January 16, 2021 at 5:30pm

Fresno Philharmonic

Digital Concert Hall

Rei Hotoda, Music Director

 

Intersections of Past and Present

HAILSTORK:  An American Fanfare

BOLCOM:  Commedia for (Almost) 18th Century Orchestra

HAYDN: Symphony No. 44

Beethoven: Crisis and Creativity

September – November 2020 

Six-Part Series on KVPR

 

September 30, 2020 at 8:00pm PST

Special Guest: Barry Douglas

 

October 7, 2020 at 8pm PST

Special Guests: Chris Albright & Awadagin Pratt

 

October 14, 2020 at 8pm PST

Special Guest: Jon Nakamatsu

 

October 21, 2020 at 8pm PST

Special Guest: Joyce Yang

 

October 28, 2020 at 8pm PST

Special Guest: Shai Wosner

 

November 4, 2020 at 8pm PST

Special Guest: Orion Weiss

 

Valley Public Radio, in partnership with the Fresno Philharmonic and the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series will air a new special series celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest composers of all time. The program will feature archival performances drawn from both institution’s recorded concerts, and will be hosted by Valley Public Radio’s David Aus, with Fresno Philharmonic Music Director Rei Hotoda and special guests providing discussion and commentary

Fresno Philharmonic: Virtual Green Room

July – August 2020

Six-Part Virtual Series

Fresno Philharmonic YouTube Chanel

 

Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director, Rei Hotoda, interviews musicians during this time of the pandemic. Watch and get to know our musicians through the "Green Room" Series.

 

July 15, 2020

Episode 1

Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio (Concertmaster)

 

July 22, 2020

Episode 2

Wayne Solomon (Bass Trombone/Personnel Manager)

Bruce Chrisp (Principal Trombone)

Gabrielle Wunsch (Violin)

July 29, 2020

Episode 3

Tim Dent (Timpani)

Tammy van der Paardt (Percussionist)

 

August 5, 2020

Episode 4

Andy Butler (Principal Bass)

Heidi Franklin (Bass)

Sukyung Chun (FPO's new Associate Principal Bass)

August 12, 2020

Episode 5

Janette Erickson (Principal Flute)

Rong-Huey Liu (Principal Oboe)

 

August 19, 2020

Episode 6

Caitlin McSherry (Principal Second Violinist)

Drew Ford (Cellist)

Isaac Pastor-Cherna (Associate Principal Cello)

June 3, 2020

Live Virtual World Premiere

Robert Morris -- Landscape Greeting

Members of the Fresno Philharmonic

Rei Hotoda, Music Direction and Commentary

 

Fresno Philharmonic musicians performed the world premiere of Robert Morris’ Landscape Greeting with special images from the Fresno Art Museum, live on YouTube.

Play On Series

June 2020

Five-Part Series on KVPR

Re-Broadcast of Fresno Philharmonic Concerts

Narration by Rei Hotoda, Music Director, Fresno Philharmonic

In June 2020, KVPR and Rei Hotoda launched a new series called Play On, which featured past performances by the Fresno Philharmonic. The accompanying narrative was in response to the current unprecedented time with an eye toward the healing and comfort through music.

 

June 10, 2020

Heroes Among Us

Paying tribute to first responders and essential workers on the front lines of COVID 19.

 

June 17, 2020

In Our Own Backyard

Celebrating the music of local composers.

 

June 24, 2020

Beyond Borders

Rediscovering our shared humanity as we confront a global pandemic.

 

July 1, 2020

Songs of Hope

Inspiring choral works.

 

June 8, 2020

Salute to Youth

A guided tour of Pictures at an Exhibition for the whole family.

Sunday, April 26, 2020 3:00 p.m. (CANCELED)

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)
William Saroyan Theatre

Soloists TBA
Fresno Master Chorale

Rei Hotoda, conductor


Opera Highlights including selections from:

WAGNER Die Walkure
VERDI Il Trovatore
WAGNER Tristan und Isolde
DONIZETTI Don Pasquale
BIZET Carmen
PUCCINI Manon Lescaut
VERDI Nabucco
VERDI Aïda

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (CANCELED)

Omaha Symphony (Omaha, NE)

Joslyn Art Museum

James Compton, bassoon

Nicholas Nelson, bassoon

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

HAYDN Symphony No. 22

SCHREKER Chamber Symphony

JOHNSEN Concerto for Two Bassoons in F Major

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2

Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. (CANCELED)

Louisville Orchestra (Louisville, KY)

Kentucky Center

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

MAZZOLI Rouge River Transfiguration

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8

RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 in E minor

Friday, April 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. (CANCELED)

Louisville Orchestra (Louisville, KY)

Kentucky Center

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

RACHMANINOFF  Symphony No. 2 (Movements Nos. 2 & 4)

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. (POSTPONED)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (Honolulu, HI)

Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

Chee-Yun, violin

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

BEETHOVEN Namensfeier Overture, Op. 115

TCHAIKOVSKY Concerto for Violin in D Major, Op. 35

ELGAR Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (POSTPONED)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (Honolulu, HI)

Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

Chee-Yun, violin

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

BEETHOVEN Namensfeier Overture, Op. 115

TCHAIKOVSKY Concerto for Violin in D Major, Op. 35

ELGAR Enigma Variations, Op. 36

February 19-23, 2020 

California All-State Orchestra (Fresno, CA) 

Saroyan theater

Rei Hotoda, conductor 

Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)
William Saroyan Theatre

Barry Douglas, piano
Rei Hotoda, conductor


GABRIELA LENA FRANK Escaramuza
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2

Sunday, January 19, 2020 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)
William Saroyan Theatre

Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, violin
Julie Albers, cello
Rei Hotoda, conductor and piano

BEETHOVEN Fidelio Overture
BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony #3, Eroica

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

National Arts Center Orchestra (Ottawa, ON)

Southam Hall

Rei Hotoda, conductor

Home for the Holidays:

Holiday concert to include best-loved Christmas carols with music from Canada and around the world featuring an exciting lineup of stellar vocalists.

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

National Arts Center Orchestra (Ottawa, ON)

Southam Hall

Rei Hotoda, conductor

Home for the Holidays:

Holiday concert to include best-loved Christmas carols with music from Canada and around the world featuring an exciting lineup of stellar vocalists.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)
William Saroyan Theatre

Steve Bell Band, guest artists
Fresno Master Chorale
Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

Home for the Holidays: 


Fresno’s symphonic holiday tradition returns!  This year we welcome Canadian singer-songwriter Steve Bell and his band for an evening of spiritual and secular songs of the season with the Fresno Master Chorale.  “Make no mistake, Bell and a guitar alone are enough to wow an audience.” (Calgary City Light News)

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

National Arts Center Orchestra (Ottawa, ON)

Southam Hall

Rei Hotoda, conductor

Home for the Holidays:

 

Holiday concert to include best-loved Christmas carols with music from Canada and around the world featuring an exciting lineup of stellar vocalists.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)
William Saroyan Theatre

John Hagstrom, trumpet
Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK An American Port of Call
ARUTUNIAN Trumpet Concerto
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 in C Major

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Orlando Philharmonic (Orlando, FL)

Bob Carr Theater

Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, violin

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

WALKER Lyric for Strings

BARBER Violin Concerto

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor

 

Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)
William Saroyan Theatre

Cecile Licad, piano
Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2
VIVIAN FUNG  Earworms
R. STRAUSS  Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Orlando Philharmonic (Orlando, FL)

Bob Carr Theater

Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, violin

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

WALKER Lyric for Strings

BARBER Violin Concerto

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor

 

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

 

LINK UP! – The Orchestra Moves

 

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

 

LINK UP! – The Orchestra Moves

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

 

LINK UP! – The Orchestra Moves

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Time for Three:

   Nicholas Kendall, violin

   Charles Yang, violin

   Ranaan Meyer, double bass

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

 

Program to be announced 

 

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (Honolulu, HI)

Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

David Shifrin, clarinet

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

YUZO TOYAMA Rhapsody for Orchestra

DEBUSSY Rhapsody for Clarinet & Orchestra

WEBER Concerto for Clarinet No. 2

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade  

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (Honolulu, HI)

Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

David Shifrin, clarinet

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

YUZO TOYAMA Rhapsody for Orchestra

DEBUSSY Rhapsody for Clarinet & Orchestra

WEBER Concerto for Clarinet No. 2

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade  

 

 

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Zhang Zou, piano

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

 

DINUK WIJERATNE New Work (World premiere; Fresno Philharmonic co-commision)

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Sirena Huang, violin

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

 

BENJAMIN BOONE Waterless Music

BARBER Violin Concerto

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale)

 

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Spokane Symphony Orchestra (Spokane, WA)

Martin Woldson Theater

Angelo Yu, violin

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

KERNIS Musica Celestis

KORNGOLD Violin Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 8

 

 

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Spokane Symphony Orchestra (Spokane, WA)

Martin Woldson Theater

Angelo Yu, violin

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

KERNIS Musica Celestis

KORNGOLD Violin Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 8

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Joyce Yang, piano

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

 

R. STRAUSS Don Juan

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 (K. 491)

BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Members of the Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

Proxima: Music for the Next Century 

Ellipse Gallery of the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State

Heather Gardner, soprano

Caitlin McSherry, violin

Calvin Lewis, violin

Martha Brody, viola

Drew Ford, cello

Bruce Bransby, bass

Rei Hotoda, piano

 

The program will include works by Kenneth Froelich, Jack Fortner, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Andrea Clearfield, Danielle Fisher, Mason Lamb (Winner of Student competition), Vera Ivanova, and Zachary Wadsworth.

 

Monday, February 11, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Hilton Head Symphony (Hilton Head, SC)

First Presbyterian Church

Steve Primatic, percussionist  

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

DEBUSSY Claire du Lune arr. Caplet

JENNIFER HIGDON Percussion Concerto

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in, F major, Op. 68 (Pastoral)

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Hilton Head Symphony (Hilton Head, SC)

First Presbyterian Church

Steve Primatic, percussionist 

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

DEBUSSY Claire du Lune arr. Caplet

JENNIFER HIGDON Percussion Concerto

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in, F major, Op. 68 (Pastoral)

 

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Wu Man, pipa soloist

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

 

MISSY MAZZOLI River Rouge Transfiguration

ZHAO JIPING Pipa Concerto No. 2

RIMSKY KORSAKOV Scheherazade

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8:30 p.m.

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (Hamilton, ON)

First Ontario Concert Hall

Christmas Concert with Steve Bell 

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:30 p.m.

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (Hamilton, ON)

First Ontario Concert Hall

Christmas Concert with Steve Bell 

Monday, November 28, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Detroit, MI)

Orchestra Hall

Rei Hotoda, conductor 

 

JENNIFER HIGDON Fanfare Ritmico

STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite 

 

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Dallas, TX)

Meyerson Concert Hall

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

ALL-BERNSTEIN CONCERT

Overture to Candide

Suite from Candide (arr. Charlie Harmon)

Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Dallas, TX)

Greenville

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, mvmt 1

BERNSTEIN "Gallop" from Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free

BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 7, mvmt 2

BERNSTEIN “Lonely Town" from Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 8, Second Movement

BERNSTEIN "Cool" & "Mambo," from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Dallas, TX)

Meyerson Concert Hall

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, mvmt 1

BERNSTEIN "Gallop" from Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free

BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 7, mvmt 2

BERNSTEIN “Lonely Town" from Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 8, Second Movement

BERNSTEIN "Cool" & "Mambo," from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Dallas, TX)

Meyerson Concert Hall

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, mvmt 1

BERNSTEIN "Gallop" from Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free

BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 7, mvmt 2

BERNSTEIN “Lonely Town" from Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 8, Second Movement

BERNSTEIN "Cool" & "Mambo," from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

 

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Celena Shafer, soprano

Vale Rideout, tenor

Christòpheren Nomura, baritone

Fresno Master Chorale

Alta Sierra Intermediate School Chamber Choir

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

 

BRITTEN War Requiem

Monday, October 29, 2018 at 9:50 a.m. and 11:50 p.m.

Portland Symphony Orchestra (Portland, ME)

Merill Auditorium

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

KABALEVSKY Colas Breugnon Overture

J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto #3

GABRIELLI Sacred Symphony

MUSSORGSKY The Ballet of the Chicks

BEETHOVEN Symphony #5, 1st movement

HAYMAN Pops Hoe Down

STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and conductor

JOHN CORIGLIANO Promenade Overture

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1

MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

 

 

Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. 

Muscatine Symphony Orchestra (Muscatine, IA)

Central Auditorium

Rei Hotoda, piano and conductor

BACH Concerto No 1 in D minor, HOB 1052