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Joe Cadagin

Joe Cadagin is a doctoral student in musicology at Stanford University. His research focuses on post-war and contemporary opera, musical settings of Lewis Carroll, and the works of György Ligeti.

Articles by this Author

Choral Review
March 7, 2017

The ensemble achieved sublimity in their rendition of a movement from Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles.

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Chamber Music Review
January 11, 2017

The Rule of Three ruled this show, featuring a varied trio of concertos.

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Chamber Music Review
November 15, 2016

Composer Andy Akiho evokes computers instead of using them in his piano quintet. Maybe that’s the secret of his success.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 12, 2016

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen brought Romantic expressivity to a pair of neoclassical masterpieces.

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Opera Review
September 27, 2016

Solid performances highlight a streamlined production that emphasizes contemporary themes in the Weimar-era opera.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 10, 2016

With his opera in suspended animation, the composer Mark Grey puts forth a Frankenstein Symphony based on its themes at the Berkeley Symphony.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 3, 2016

In Hunger Strike, composer and vocalist Amy X Neuburg turns our attention to the conditions of solitary confinement.

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Modern Classical Review
April 26, 2016

The new-music ensemble takes the audience on a sonic trip with Fausto Romitelli’s eerie video opera at the Freight and Salvage.

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Recital Review
March 9, 2016

The extraordinary music Monk creates, largely with her own voice, still has the power to amaze, as a recital drawn from her long career showed.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
March 1, 2016

The often-ignored repertory of 17th-century oratorios, was given a vigorous, musically satisfying revival in California Bach Society’s latest concert set.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 5, 2016

Messiaen asks the orchestra to move us toward the infinite in Des Canyons aux étoiles.

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Modern Classical Review
February 1, 2016

The singer-songwriter/composer joined string quartet Brooklyn Rider for a different kind of Schubertiade.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
November 23, 2015

The early music ensemble performed “songs, dances, and fancies” with flair at Palo Alto’s First Presbyterian Church.

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Chamber Music Review
November 18, 2015

The quartet shifted seamlessly between genres in a wide-ranging program.

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Choral Review
November 10, 2015

Composer Amy Beth Kirsten has provided Volti with the right kind of challenge: one that takes the audience on an electrifying journey.

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Recital Review
November 2, 2015

A technical tour-de-force of a duo recital focusing on Ades’ own music and influences.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 27, 2015

A wide-ranging program jumped from percussion to Debussy’s harp concerto to Bernstein’s Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium).

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 19, 2015

In Kaija Saariaho’s Laterna Magica and Hector Berlioz’s Les nuits d’ete, sound color is deployed in the evocation of light.

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Modern Classical Review
May 19, 2015

What happens when indeterminate music’s “happy accidents” are not so accidental?

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Modern Classical Review
April 7, 2015

The S.F. Contemporary Music Players' season-long series of ten commissioned works reflecting on the human condition comes to an inspired close.

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