ASQ x Noriko Tadano

ASQ: Synthesis

Presented by ASQ in partnership with Nexus Arts


In partnership with Nexus Arts, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) and shamisen virtuoso Noriko Tadano bring you an intercultural musical experience celebrating the contemporary practice of two traditional artforms.

Synthesis is a bridging between two worlds—that of the traditional Japanese shamisen and that of the string quartet. In this concert, you will hear the incredible talents of Noriko Tadano in a series of spell-binding solo appearances alongside performances from the ASQ which highlight the history and advancement of these two art forms. In collaboration, they will present a selection of original works arranged for string quartet and shamisen, including Staircase to the Moon from Noriko’s own solo album of the same name.

Experience the mesmerising sounds of the ASQ and Noriko Tadano in this relaxed and captivating performance of original works for shamisen and string quartet.

Image courtesy of Lauren Connelly

Performance Dates

FRIDAY JUNE 16, 2023
7pm, venue and bar open from 6pm
60 minutes, no interval
Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide,
Kaurna Yerta


Adult $50
Concession $40
Child (18 & Under) $15
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $110