Past & Upcoming events


Saturday 12 March 2022
Adelaide Festival Centre - Eastern Plaza Stage

Adelaide Festival Centre – Eastern Plaza Stage

From Saturday 12 February through to Sunday 27 March, the Eastern Plaza will host live music from incredible South Australian artists.

Each weekend will host a different line-up of talented live musicians and performers to celebrate Adelaide’s status as a UNESCO City of Music.

Noriko Tadano will perform a solo show on Saturday 12 March from 2pm – 3pm.


Friday 3rd December 2021
Nexus Arts, Adelaide. Australia

Nexus Arts – Interplay 2021

Interplay is a Nexus Arts led development program.

The program aims to provide dedicated space for artists to develop, share and connect, bringing contemporary musicians together in the spirit of intercultural communication, exploration and creation.

The performance series will include 2 artists, 2 sets, 4 Friday nights.

Noriko be performing on the 3rd December with the wonderful Koleh who sings and plays the Sampe’ from Borneo.

Saturday 20 November 2021
Marion Cultural Centre - 287 Diagonal Road Oaklands Park SA 5046


The City of Marion is delighted to present the Nexus Arts Orchestra: a truly intercultural ensemble of musicians who came together through their connection to Nexus Arts, Adelaide’s leading intercultural contemporary arts organisation. The group brings together outstanding global artists who now call Adelaide home, and will entrance audiences with a completely original line-up of artists and instruments.

Saturday 30 October, 2021
Queen's Theatre, Adelaide

AnimeGo – Japan Pop Culture Festival Adelaide


The AnimeGO!

Japan Pop Culture Festival features authentic Japanese beer and BBQ, live entertainment, workshops, maid cafe, local Adelaide artists, plus more!

Noriko Tadano will perform live! Timing of the performance is yet to be confirmed.

Sunday 14th November, 2021
Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga, Adelaide, South Australia

2021 Multicultural Festival

The Multicultural Festival is organised by Multicultural Affairs, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and is the State Government’s flagship event for promoting and showcasing multiculturalism in South Australia.

The Multicultural Festival embodies the concept of interculturalism, which describes a dynamic inclusion of and interaction between all cultures within the community, from which all of society benefits.

Held every second year since 2013, the Multicultural Festival features multiple stages, intercultural activities and stalls for community groups to showcase their cultural heritage through art, craft, food, dance, music and activities in a large-scale, positive and celebratory platform.

The 2021 Multicultural Festival is scheduled to be held on Sunday 14 November from 11am – 5pm  in Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga, Adelaide.

Noriko Tadano’s performance time is TBC as the program is yet to be released.

Sat, 23 Oct 2021, 7:00PM & Fri, 29 Oct 2021, 7:30PM
Lucky Dumpling Market, Elder Park, Adelaide. Australia

Noriko Tadano & Adam Ritchie – OzAsia Festival

In a dynamic musical pairing, renowned Japanese Shamisen virtuoso Noriko Tadano collaborates with multi-award winning film composer and sound designer Adam Ritchie to present an exciting new instrumental work.

Created during the development of a theatre project titled ‘Yasha’s Lullaby’, their performance will share a curated section of the production’s soundtrack morphing traditional Japanese music with live modular synths. Blurring the line between music and sound design, this collaboration is yet another example of Noriko breaking boundaries and creating new, unique works with local Australian artists.

This is a free event suitable for all ages.

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre’s  OzAsia Festival

Saturday 11 September 2021, 7.30pm
Nexus Arts, Adelaide. Australia


Nexus Arts presents the premiere performance of a new commissioned collaborative work from master shamisen virtuoso, Noriko Tadano, and composer and sound artist, Adam Ritchie. Two stellar performers from contrasting musical backgrounds come together to explore new sonic possibilities in a performance that will intrigue and engage.

Nexus Arts
Saturday 11 September 2021, 7.30pm
Duration: 50 minutes

This performance will be presented in person and live streamed.


27th November 2020
Rehearsal Room - Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide

inSPACE 2020 – Yasha’s Lullaby

Old traditions and imbalances collide in a powerful modern themed musical theatre production constructed by Noriko Tadano. Exploring confronting issues that women still face in this modern world, Noriko uses her Shamisen, voice and experiences to shine a blinding light on the lack of real progress.

Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE program is a cutting-edge, grassroots and innovative program that supports some of South Australia’s most talented, independent artists. See hot new talent across all art forms including: theatre, dance, visual arts and music. Be part of the artistic conversation: sharing, contributing and discovering how art is created behind the scenes. This creative blurring of the line between artist and audience reinforces Adelaide Festival Centre’s philosophy – Arts for All – that the arts belong to everyone.

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Friday 10th April 2020 at 11:00am

Live Tribe GATHERING – Online Festival

Connect . Gather . Unify 🙏🙏🙏

Live Tribe GATHERING – An amazing Gathering / online Festival. Live Concerts . Live Workshops . Live talks . Live Yoga . Live Meditations . We have gathered incredible people to share live online performances and connect with YOU!  This is a time of change. It’s our chance to make a difference, raise our frequency and connect with each other!

Noriko performs solo and incorporates singing as well as Shamisen.