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The Macon Telegraph

“Guest conductor, Rei Hotoda took the Macon Symphony for a test drive. The crowning work on the program was Copland’s Symphony No. 3. She handled it with grace, proficiency and subtle shaping. Throughout the concert Hotoda showed a thorough knowledge of each score...

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Denver Post

“The Alsop protégé and assistant conductor of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra directed the orchestra with remarkable energy and precision.” Denver Post - March 11, 2007 Sabine Kortals

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Winnipeg Free Press

“Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s Assistant Conductor Rei Hotoda led the orchestra in the rousing overture to Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, K.492. This petite maestro looms large on the podium, putting heaps of energy into her expressive conducting. It gets results....

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The Dallas Morning News

“Dallas Symphony Orchestra hits right steps with fancy folk dances. Folk dances both real and ersatz were all the rage Saturday evening at the Meyerson Symphony Center. They were served up by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under incoming assistant conductor Rei...

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Dallas South News

“Under the direction Rei Hotoda, assistant conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, those in attendance were treated to a flurry of upbeat pieces to kick off DSO’s Community Parks Concerts.  Feet were tapping, hands were clapping, and people were dancing all night...

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Rocky Mountain News

“To open this memorable evening, (Marin) Alsop introduced a protégé, Rei Hotoda (winner of Alsop’s inspiring Taki Concordia Fellowship) who brought a confident, clean beat and a solid rhythmic sense to a pair of Brahms Hungarian Dances.” Rocky Mountain News - March...

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Balitimore Sun

Rei Hotoda, the 2006 recipient of the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship, a program founded by Alsop to nurture women entering a still-male-centric profession, took charge of Higdon's 1999 curtain-raiser. A succinct (and) kinetic Fanfare Ritmico. She drew from the...

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