©2019 By Rei Hotoda, Conductor

Past Schedule

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

May 24, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and Conductor

 

LinkUP! Carnegie Hall — The Orchestra Moves

 

 

May 23, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. and 1045 a.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and Conductor

 

LinkUP! Carnegie Hall — The Orchestra Moves

 

 

May 22, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and Conductor

 

LinkUP! Carnegie Hall — The Orchestra Moves

 

 

April 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Stamford Symphony Orchestra (Stamford, CT)        

Palace Theater

Cecile Licad, piano

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

FUNG String Sinfonietta

SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor

 

 

April 21, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Stamford Symphony Orchestra (Stamford, CT)

Palace Theater           

Cecile Licad, piano

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

FUNG String Sinfonietta

SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor

 

 

April 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Jessica Rivera, soprano

Fresno Master Chorale

Anna Hamre, director

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and Conductor

 

JENNIFER HIGDON blue cathedral

POULENC Gloria

TAN DUN Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds

DEBUSSY La Mer

 

 

March 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, violin

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and Conductor

 

HAYDN Symphony No. 83

VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending

FOSS Three American Pieces

GINASTERA Variaciones concertantes

 

February 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Jennifer Koh, violin

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and Conductor

 

JOHN ADAMS Short Ride on a Fast Machine

BERNSTEIN Serenade for Violin and Orchestra

Copland Symphony No. 3

 

 

January 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Awadagin Pratt, piano

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and Conductor

 

KENNETH FROELICH Spinning Yarns

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

 

 

December 12, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Winnipeg, MB)

Centennial Concert Hall

Steve Bell, vocals and guitar

Rei Hotoda, conductor

 

Steve Bell: Christmastide: A journey through Advent, Nativity and Epiphany

 

 

December 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Fresno Master Chorale

Anna Hamre, director

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and Conductor

 

Fresno’s great symphonic holiday tradition! Fresno Master Chorale joins the orchestra to kick off the holiday season with music the whole family will enjoy!

 

 

November 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)     

William Saroyan Theatre

Orion Weiss, piano

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and Conductor

 

BARBER Adagio for strings

BARTOK Piano Concerto No. 3

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

 

 

October 21, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Asheville Symphony (Asheville, NC)

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Sandeep Das, tabla

Rei Hotoda, Conductor

 

Dvořák Carnival Overture

Wijeratne Concerto for Tabla and Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

October 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Fresno Philharmonic (Fresno, CA)

William Saroyan Theatre

Natasha Paremski, piano

Rei Hotoda, Music Director and Conductor

 

AARON JAY KERNIS New Era Dance

GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor

DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

RESPIGHI Pines of Rome