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Elder Conservatorium Lunchtime Concert | She Speaks

Fri 31 May @ 1:10 pm

Australian String Quartet
with Noriko Tadano – shamisen

Noriko Tadano – Ancient Love Letter
Noriko Tadano – Tsugaru Jonkara Bushi
Caroline Shaw – Nimrod from Three Essays
Fanny Mendelssohn – Romance from String Quartet in E flat major
Noriko Tadano, arr. Emily Tulloch – Staircase to the Moon
Alice Chance – Nose Scrunch Reel
Noriko Tadano, arr. Emily Tulloch – Vertigo

Our beloved Australian String Quartet join Noriko Tadano, a master of the shamisen; a three-stringed long-necked Japanese instrument derived from the Chinese sanxian, played with a plectrum called a bachi and a traditional instrument of the geisha. Chance described her Celtic inspired quartet written for the ASQ as “slightly psychedelic”. Shaw’s biblically inspired work addresses the power of language (whose loss led to the fall of the tower of Babel), whilst Mendelssohn here constructed a highly original harmonic world of German Romanticism.

Gold Pass subscriptions now available at music.adelaide.edu.au/concerts
* All concerts in Elder Hall
* Doors open at 12:30pm
* Concert from 1:10 – 2:00pm
* $20 general admission, available online or at the door.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the concert!


Fri 31 May
1:10 pm - 2:00 pm


Elder Hall
North Terrace
Adelaide, 5000 AU
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