Beyond the Score: WATA
First Nations songmen David Yipininy Wilfred and Daniel Ngukurr Boy Wilfred, ARIA-award winning jazz composer and pianist Paul Grabowsky, the Australian Art Orchestra and the MSO, under conductor Benjamin Northey, are united in the powerful collaboration that is WATA. Go beyond the score and hear the story of the manikay at the heart of the ancient culture of Wagilak people; a tradition of shared songs that bind the community together and create a sense of identity, place, and unity.
In Beyond the Score
Play video Beyond the Score: Chinese New Year
Beyond the Score: Chinese New Year
Delve into the stories behind the music and the performers of the MSO's celebration of the Year of the Ox.
Play video Beyond the Score: Spanish Harlem
Beyond the Score: Spanish Harlem
Go beyond the score with Vanessa Perica as she talks "Love is a Temporary Madness."
Play video Beyond the Score: Birds of Paradise
Beyond the Score: Birds of Paradise
Explore the intertwined relationship between birdsong and music and the wellspring of creativity it offers with Genevieve Lacey.