Today was the first performance of Rei Hotada as the new Music Director of the Fresno Philharmonic, and we had front row seats for the event. It was fantastic. She was full of energy, spunky, and I think everyone was excited to have her. The "New Era Dance" was her first piece, and it was funky, but very loud and bold. The piano concerto by Natasha Paremski was outstanding and everyone jumped to their feet after her last note.