Fresno Philharmonic’s virtual concerts and chats in 2021, hosted by Rei Hotoda

Posted on: February 19, 2021

The next installment of the Fresno Philharmonic’s 2021 virtual concert series will take place on February 20, with Music Director Rei Hotoda leading the orchestra in recently recorded performances of Copland’s Appalachian Spring and works by three women composers: Joan Tower, Florence Price, and Jasmine Barnes. Repertoire will include Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman; Barnes’s brass quintet Resistance, described as “a musical call to action”; and Price’s The Deserted Garden for violin and piano, with concertmaster Stephanie Sant ’Ambrogio and Hotoda on piano. Hotoda will conduct a live chat with the audience during the performance, which is being streamed at the Philharmonic’s website and YouTube channel. The first concert in the series on January 16 featured Haydn’s Symphony No. 44, William Bolcom’s Commedia for (Almost) 18th Century Orchestra, and Adolphus Hailstork’s An American Fanfare. Hotoda also has been hosting “Stay Tuned” virtual chats about each concert program, which have featured conversations with Jasmine Barnes, William Bolcom, and Adolphus Hailstork. For more information visit https://fresnophil.org/events/american-visions/.