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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

Chamber Music Review
October 10, 2017

Stravinsky’s century-old piece still resonates with more power and urgency than the contemporary works it inspired.

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Opera Review
August 15, 2017

Libby Larsen’s operatic adaptation of Shelley is less than riveting in a confusing production.

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Festival Review
August 7, 2017

In a concert featuring a wide range of subjects and inspiration, the older works fared best.

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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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