Ears Wide Open: WATA in Conversation
Delve into the music, culture, and ritual behind MSO 2021 Composer in Association Paul Grabowsky's new work, WATA, coming in May to MSO.LIVE. WATA: A Gathering for Manikay Performers, Improvising Soloists and Orchestra is a powerful new collaboration between MSO’s 2021 Composer in Residence, Paul Grabowsky AO, David Yipininy Wilfred, and his brother Daniel Ngukurr Boy Wilfred, which celebrates the ceremonial song cycles of the Wagilak people of northeastern Arnhem Land. Rwandese-British Composer, Artist, Broadcaster Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe hosts Grabowsky, the Wilfred brothers and members of the Australian Art Orchestra as they explore – through story, conversation and song – the culture, country and music of Wata. Featuring Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe host Paul Grabowsky AO David Yipininy Wilfred Daniel Ngukurr Boy Wilfred Aviva Endean Peter Knight Ears Wide Open is proudly presented by TarraWarra Estate, and supported by City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria.
In Ears Wide Open
Play video Ears Wide Open: Messiah
Ears Wide Open: Messiah
Examine Handel’s Messiah through the kaleidoscopic lens of Sir Andrew Davis’ reorchestration.
Play video Ears Wide Open: Keychange: Women in Music
Ears Wide Open: Keychange: Women in Music
As international music organisations move towards achieving a 50:50 gender balance, how does Melbourne’s measure up?
Play video Ears Wide Open: Scheherazade
Ears Wide Open: Scheherazade
Explore the evocative world of descriptive orchestral music with Rimsky-Korsakov's landmark work Scheherazade.
Play video Ears Wide Open: Future Music
Ears Wide Open: Future Music
Explore what defines Australian music with a panel of lauded Australian composers.
Play video Ears Wide Open: Shakespeare & Music
Ears Wide Open: Shakespeare & Music
Come on a journey of words and music as we explore Australian composer Melody Eötvös’ work Ruler of the Hive.
Play video Ears Wide Open: Cello Masterclass with Li-Wei Qin
Ears Wide Open: Cello Masterclass with Li-Wei Qin
Join brilliant Australian-Chinese cellist Li-Wei Qin as he works with the next generation of Australian artists from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.